One of the first Architecture Schools in Italy (established in 1926), the Università is a ‘themed’ university totally focusing on design. It is a dedicated place for teaching, specialisation and field research in design of living space and environments such as buildings, cities, landscapes, regions as well as design of every-day use objects.
Educational programmes, courses and activities are divided into 5 undergraduate degree programmes and 8 graduate degree programmes that are project-driven in fields of architecture, design, fashion, visual arts, urban and regional planning, theatre, in addition to a number of postgraduate specialisation programmes, advanced specialisation courses and 8 research doctorates.
Current areas of Iuav research:
The Università Iuav di Venezia is represented in and/or collaborates with the following institutions.
The Università Iuav di Venezia does not provide student housing. For the academic year 2011/2012, the ESU of Venice has reserved 50 places for students participating in international mobility programmes at Venetian universities. There are 6 singles rooms and 22 doubles. Rooms are assigned on a first come first serve basis. The ESU also provides useful information on alternative accomodation in Venice (rentals, etc.) available through other organisations working in the real estate market.
The mission of the Iuav Library System is to promote and develop integrated and coordinated systems for the acquisition, development, conservation, production and diffusion of bibliographical and documentary information to support the teaching and research of the Università Iuav di Venezia. The Università Iuav di Venezia is dedicated to the disciplines of Design:
Inte.S.E. Project is a web portal to promote and facilitate the integration of international students in the Italian universities. Online and intensive courses on Italian language, culture, economics are offered to find solutions to various problems encountered while living in a foreign country.
The new European Health Insurance Card is a benefit to European citizens who residency temporarily in another member state. The Card gives access to immediate necessary care under the same conditions as nationals of that country. It will replace the paper forms currently in use, such as the E111 for short stays or holidays, or the E128 for study.
Studying at the Università Iuav di Venezia means living in Venice, one of the most fascinating cities in the world for anyone involved in the design professions. Studying at Iuav means living stimulating intellectual experiences at the crossroads of different artistic, cultural and lifestyle trends.
In sports, too, Venice is special. Iuav challenges against Ca’ Foscari every year in the traditional Regata Storica: an event that recalls the famous regatta between Oxford and Cambridge (in Venice, however, the 8-person boats are the same as ones used in the Maritime Republics’ Palio).
Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Italy (Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italia).