Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

The Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, founded on August 6th1868 as a Higher School of Business, is the first Venetian university and first institution in Italy to deal with trade and economy in higher education. The university’s historic home is located within a large Gothic palace on the largest bend of the Grand Canal.

Ca’ Foscari is a modern University that offers a wide range of training activities divided into 4 major scientific and cultural areas: economic, linguistic, scientific and humanistic.

The Venetian University offers innovative and interdisciplinary training courses, English-taught degree programmes, double degrees with international universities, study fields of excellence: political and international relations, preservation and management of cultural heritage, humanities, Western and Eastern languages and cultures (over 40 languages).

Ca’ Foscari is involved in many projects related with the study of religions and runs a Master Degree in Religious Studies in association with the University of Padua.

Profile picture of Massimo RaveriMassimo Raveri
Project Coordinator

Full Professor of Japanese Religions and Philosophies at the Department of Asian and North African Studies of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Anthropologist, he specialized in East Asian Religions. His recent research fields are on the ascetic practices in Buddhist tradition and the relationship between new forms of spirituality and the languages of media.He is Director of the committee of the MA course in Religious Studies organized jointly by the Universities of Padua and Venice, and is in charge of the research programme on Religions of the Venice International Foundation for the Research on Peace. He has been the main coordinator of the “Intercultural Education through Religious Studies” Project (539803-LLP-1-2013-1-IT-COMENIUS).

Profile picture of Giovanni LapisGiovanni Lapis
Project manager

He holds a Master Degree in Science of Religions at the University of Padua and Venice, specialized in East Asian Culture, especially China and Japan.
Fellow Researcher of the Department of Asian and North African Studies.
He’s been project manager and researcher of the “Intercultural Education through Religious Studies” Project (539803-LLP-1-2013-1-IT-COMENIUS) and authored several didactical materials produced therein.
He actively collaborates in various initiatives and with institutions promoting research, information and education in religions, especially in the Italian state schools, such as the “Turin Spirituality” Festival, the “Benvenuti in Italia” and the Bruno Kessler Foundations.

Lisa Botter

Since June 2012, she has been working at the Department of Asian and North African Studies, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, where is in charge of supporting the management of research and internationalization activities.
She has a long experience in managing European projects mainly in the framework of Erasmus +, Horizon 2020 – Excellent Science, and the former programmes Lifelong Learning Programme and EU-ICI European Cooperation Programme with the Republic of Korea.

Andrea Rudatis
Project Coordinator

He graduated cum laude in Philosophy in 1998 and has a long experience as freelance expert in education, communication and middle management. Since June 2016 he has been working at the Research Office of The Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, supporting the administrative and technical management of national and international projects.