Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

Iuav history in brief



Giovanni Bordiga founds the “Scuola superiore di architettura” as a branch of the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Venezia.



Giuseppe Samoną redefines the way architecture is taught: in the post-war reconstruction of the country the student of architecture, the future architect, needs to tackle real issues.



Frank Lloyd Wright visits Iuav

Ernesto Nathan Rogers organises CIAM Congres Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne at Iuav



1.000 students enrolled



Le Corbusier visits Iuav



Giovanni Astengo coordinates the first course in Italy in Urban Planning



Carlo Aymonino lauches a new organisational reform with the inauguration of 3 departments to respond to a new and more defined specialisations



12.000 students enrolled – the maximum Iuav has ever had



Iuav Department of Architecture and Arts is designated as a department of excellence based on a competitive selection process carried out by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).



After 12 years, the tradition of the inauguration of the academic year is resumed at the presence of the President represents the Chamber of Deputies, Roberto Fico.


Iuav launches the first master's degree in English: the MA in architecture



Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Iuav moves all its activities online. In September, educational activities resume in mixed mode (online and face-to-face).



Iuav launches the MS in English in Urban Planning for Transition



rectors and mandates


Giovanni Bordiga (1926-1929)

Guido Cirilli (1929-1943)

Giuseppe Samoną (1943-1971)

Carlo Scarpa (1971-1974)

Carlo Aymonino (1974-1979)

Valeriano Pastor (1979-1982)

Paolo Ceccarelli (1982-1991)

Marino Folin (1991-2006)

Carlo Magnani (2006-2009)

Amerigo Restucci (2009-2015)

Alberto Ferlenga (2015-2021)

Benno Albrecht (since 2021)