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Logistical Information


The EAERE-FEEM-VIU Summer School is to be held at the Venice International University (VIU) on the Island of San Servolo.
The Island of San Servolo is located in the Venetian lagoon, between Venice city center and the Island of Lido. It takes 10 minutes by boat to reach St. mark Square, the heart of Venice.
Commencing in 810, San Servolo hosted the seat of a Benedictine Monastery. The monks were eventually joined by a convent of nuns and San Servolo remained a religious complex until the early eighteenth century when it was transformed into a military hospital for the Republic of Venice. The structures on the island served as a hospital until 1978. The buildings of the island have been developed and restored over the years, and cover an area of over sixteen-thousand square meters that were once used for vineyards and gardens.

The restoration work of the monumental complex on the Island of San Servolo started a few years ago and maintains the architectural qualities and natural landscape of the setting. Following completion of the first part of restoration in the spring of 1997, the Venice International University (VIU) has had access to use facilities on the island for conferences and seminar courses. The first semester of the academic year 1997/98 marked the beginning of VIU's undergraduate activities along with the complete restoration of the monumental complex and a 250 bed residential hall. All successive renovation was completed and the island was inaugurated and opened to the public in March 2004.


VIU Campus

Computer facilities - An advanced PC laboratory with 19 PCs is located on the second floor of VIU main building. It is open to all students and professors, 24 hours a day. All PCs are connected to the internet, and students can access online Venetian library catalogues, Duke-on-line and other online information resources.
A magnetic card is necessary to access the laboratory. The card is available at the VIU front office on Monday-Friday, 9.00-13.00; 14.00-17.00 with a caution of € 5.00. In order to have back the caution the magnetic card needs to be returned during the VIU front office's open time.
For the internet access in one's room, students are invited to bring their own cable. A limited number of cables is also available at the VIU reception open 24 hours a day with a caution of € 10.00.

Telephone Facilities - Telephone in room is usable buying a payment card at the VIU reception open 24 hours a day.

Photocopying - photocopying facilities are avaiable buying a recharging card at the VIU front office.

Washing and drying facilities are also available.


For further information on the VIU campus, please visit the VIU campus section of the VIU web-site.


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This activity is part of the ESS RESECON project, that has received funding from the European Community's Sixth Framework Programme, Marie Curie Actions - Human Resources and Mobility.
Sole responsibility lies within the author and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.


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