UNIVE – Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy


Established in 1868 as the first Business School in Italy, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is now one of Italy’s best universities in the country. Located in the heart of Venice, Ca’ Foscari has a national and international outstanding reputation for academic excellence in both teaching and research and has signed hundreds of international cooperation agreements with universities from all over the world, in order to promote mobility, research and training.

The Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice merges three disciplines that constitute key drivers of modern research and socio-economic development.

The Laboratory of Data for Society deals with the development of data-driven computational models and innovative tools to understand, anticipate and frame massive social phenomena by means of a quantitative and interdisciplinary approach. The research work is mainly focused on information and misinformation spreading on online social media and their effect on group and individuals’ opinions and behavioural patterns.