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

welcome message from the rector


Welcome to UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia!


Established in 1926 as one of the first Architecture Schools in Italy, Iuav is one of the leading universities in Europe and across the world in the fields of architecture, design, fashion, visual arts, urban and regional planning, and theatre, characterised by the combination of a renowned tradition with a strong commitment to permanent innovation.


A place where study options and teaching methods develop in line with international trends, a centre for advanced research and training on environmental, territorial and urban issues, a privileged observatory on Made in Italy excellence, the only scuola speciale in Italy completely dedicated to the arts.


Iuav approach is based on interdisciplinary dialogue, research, the importance of history and planning. Iuav has always been an experimental university, especially in terms of teaching methods that combine theoretical lectures with practical workshops: students have the opportunity to gain experience in design with the guidance of internationally renowned architects, designers, artists, urban planners, professionals and lecturers.


Located in the heart of Venice, a unique place for both spaces and lifestyle, Iuav interacts with the city and its surroundings by organising scientific, cultural and exhibition events. During the year, many opportunities to participate in cultural and sport events are also available to all members of the university.


Iuav is an international university thanks to a wide network of worldwide partners in teaching and research, an increasing number of degree programmes and courses in English, a variety of research opportunities on cutting-edge topics in the frame of international partnerships, a vibrant community of teachers, professionals and students from all over the world.


An experience at UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia is a unique opportunity, I wish you all the very best!



Benno Albrecht

Rector, UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia