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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Sustainable Universiy Day

Last Friday 29 of April we took part to the Sustainable Universiy Day organized by USI & SUPSI at Mendrisio in USI & SUPSI campus, the event was supported by the Swiss Academies of Sciences through the U Change initiative. Program of the event here. More...

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Travel, Sustainability & Technology

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, tourism as a lifestyle sector faced one of its worst crises up to date. As many countries are relaxing restrictions and international travel seems to be able to return, it is time to critically think about the future of...

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PhD Defence: Rafael Oliveira

Congratulations to, Rafael Oliveira, who finished his PhD journey in March 2022! Rafael worked on the development of a model of cultural sustainability indicators for the management of tangible and intangible heritage, mainly in tourist places enlisted as World...

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Erasmus+ #ICT4STD Summer School in Berlin

The (Spring) Summer School took place in Berlin from March 4th until March 12th, 2022. The purpose of the Summer School was to bring together multinational teams of students from the four partner universities of the Erasmus+ #ICT4STD project in order to study and...

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