Iuav University of Venice

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Iuav University of Venice
Università Iuav di Venezia
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Established 1926
Type State-supported
Rector Amerigo Restucci
Admin. staff 309
Students 4997[1]
Location Venice, Italy
Website www.iuav.it
Logo of University Iuav of Venice

Iuav University of Venice, Italian: Università Iuav di Venezia, is a university in Venice, Italy. It was founded in 1926 and has 3 faculties.


The institution was founded in 1926 as the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia ("higher institute of architecture of Venice"), and originates in the foundation of the special course in architecture in 1923 at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice. It was the second architecture school in Italy after that of Rome.[citation needed] In 2001 Iuav added a faculty of Design and Arts to those of Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning.[citation needed]


Iuav offers a number of 3-year undergraduate programmes in Architecture, Construction Management, Fashion Design, Visual Arts and Theatre, Industrial and Communication Design, Urban and Regional Planning. It offers 2-year graduate programmes in Architecture, Design (communication, fashion, interaction and product design), Visual and Performing Arts, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing, Urban and Regional and Environmental Planning and Policy. Iuav also offers postgraduate specialisation and PhD programmes.[citation needed]

In 2012–13 4997 students were enrolled at the Iuav and 868 students graduated from the university.[1] There are 219 faculty teachers on staff, 238 professors on contract, 501 teaching assistants, and 309 technical and administrative employees.[citation needed] Iuav participates in exchange programmes with 67 universities throughout the European Union.[citation needed]

The university has three Departments (schools):

  • Department of Architecture, Construction and Conservation[2]
  • Department of Design and Planning in Complex Environments[2]
  • Department of Architecture and Arts[2]


The University offers a wide range of services and research facilities: centres and laboratories which include project archives, relief map-making and regional data processing centre, the laboratories for the analysis of ancient materials, architectural design, constructional engineering; and research departments in the fields of art, fashion design and industrial design, architectural construction, planning, history of architecture, and urban planning.


Research activities of Iuav which tackle issues concerning city transformation and regional development are conducted with the full collaboration of both public and private local institutions.

The Iuav founded Isp-Iuav Studi & Progetti, a company specialising in planning and design services, where faculty staff and graduates work to develop research and projects commissioned by private and public entities.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Regione ateneo: VENETO; Ateneo: Iuav di Venezia; Anno accademico: 2012/2013. Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca: Anagrafe Nazionale Studenti. Accessed March 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Profile. Università Iuav di Venezia.[self-published source]

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