UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites
Established in September 2013, USI UNESCO Chair is committed to perform research and teaching on how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and digital media in general, can be effectively used to develop and promote sustainable tourism at World Heritage Sites (WHSs).
Open Access Chapters
We are happy to announce the publication of the Handbook on Heritage, Sustainable Tourism and Digital Media, edited by Silvia De Ascaniis and Lorenzo Cantoni, published by Edward Elgar: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788970082.
April 2023 Teambuilding visit @ Baptistery of Saint John
The UNESCO Chair Team at a teambuilding visit on 21.04.2023 to the Baptistery of Saint John in Riva San Vitale, Swiss municipality of binational UNESCO World Heritage Centre Monte San Giorgio, discovering the archaeological artefact of Sator with the local resident,...
Dr. Ruoss participates in Franklin’s Earth Summit Day
Dr. Ruoss participated as a panellist at the Earth Summit at Franklin University (Lugamo) on Sustainable Tourism and Travel on Saturday, 22.04.2023. He presented the Arbostora Heritage Destination project of the USI CHAIT/Master. More information here.
Swiss Sustainability Forum 2023 in Lugano (31.03.2023)
On Friday, 31.03.2023, dr. Silvia De Ascaniis and prof. Lorenzo Cantoni co-chaired the 2023 edition of the Swiss Sustainability Forum, organized in collaboration with the MDPI Sustainability Foundation. It has been an intense and incredibly enriching event, where they...
An interview with Prof. Cantoni on the 50th anniversary of 1972 UNESCO Convention (in Italian)
An interview with Prof. Cantoni on the 50th anniversary of the 1972 UNESCO Convention was conducted in Italian, in December 2022, with the magazine Azione. The full intervie can be found here.
PhD Project featured on SOAS China Institute Blog
In October 2022, Lea Hasenzahl's PhD project on the discourse about Chinese Outbound Tourism (COT) in the West (working title, supervised by Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni) has been featured on the blog of the China Institute at SOAS University of London. SOAS was founded in...
Prof. Cantoni @ “The Next 50 – The future of World Heritage in challenging times enhancing resilience and sustainability” (17 – 18 November 2022)
"On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Permanent Delegation of Greece to UNESCO in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are organizing an international...