He was educated at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, where he has been teaching Hebrew language and literature since 1992. In 1999 he was called to the Free University of Berlin to direct the Institute of Judaica. In addition to collaborating with numerous specialized magazines, he has written regularly since 2000, for the Sunday supplement of “Il Sole 24 ORE”, articles devoted to Jewish literature and history.
Giulio Busi lives between Berlin, Milan and Castiglione delle Stiviere. Since 2013, he has been married to cultural sociologist and university teacher Silvana Greco.