UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites 

IMAGINE Summer School 2022

The USI UNESCO Chair Summer School in Indonesia (16 – 24 August 2022) will discover tangible Indonesian UNESCO World Heritage Sites and intangible Cultural Heritage in three cities (Jakarta, Solo and Yogyakarta). The Summer School will provide learning experiences about Indonesian Batik textile heritage, local gastronomy, as well as cultural visits and seminars. 

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.

Exploring World Heritage & Sustainable Tourism through the lens of Heinz Plenge

An online conversation with Peru’s most prominent nature and wildlife photographer Heinz Plenge took place on June 1st, 2021 (in English & Spanish). You can now watch the recording on YouTube!

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Le due Chair UNESCO dell’Università della Svizzera italiana e dell’Università di Genova presentano la loro collaborazione e il lavoro del fotografo peruviano Heinz Plenge.

Lugano, 23.06.2022 Nella sala del consiglio comunale di Mendrisio si è svolta stamane la conferenza stampa organizzata dall’Organizzazione Turistica regionale per presentare la collaborazione dei rappresentanti delle due cattedre UNESCO dell’Università della Svizzera...

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7th UNESCO Unitwin Conference

USI UNESCO Chair participated in the 7th UNESCO UNITWIN conference “World Heritage and tourism innovation  - responding to the challenges in a changing world”, which took place between 15th and 20th May 2022 in Portorož, Slovenia, at the University of Primorska,...

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Women in Big Data Conference 2022

PhD Candidate, Lea Hasenzahl, presented her PhD project "Exploring the public discourse around Chinese Outbound Tourism in Western societies (working title)" at the Women in Big Data 2022 Conference in Zürich (18 - 20 May, 2022).  The Confernece was organized by the...

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