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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New Erasmus+ “#ICT4STD” publication

The second study of the Eramsus+"#ICT4STD" project "ICT-Anwendungen gegenurbanen Overtourismus" has been published in the Austrian tourism journal "Tourismus Wissen Quarterly". It is about ICT and overtourism in cities and was written by Louisa Wolf-Gorny.  More...

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USI UNESCO Chair @ ENTER22 (12. – 14.01.2022)

The USI UNESCO Chair contributed to the ENTER22 with three full papers. Moreover, Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni moderated a research track. Our first presenters on Day 2 of the conferencewere Elide Garbani-Nerini and Elena Marchiori! Together with chair-holder, Lorenzo...

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New “ICT4STD” Research Paper

The research project "eLearning for tourism during COVID-19" was started within the Erasmus+ project. Its first paper "eLearning for tourism during COVID-19. Learning from students' perspectives. A pilot study" presents a pilot study on the experiences and challenges...

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Congratulations to Lazare Eloundou Assomo!

The USI UNESCO Chair congratulates Lazare Eloundou Assomo for the appointment as the new director of the UNESCO World Heritage Center. In 2019, chair holder, Lorenzo Cantoni, had the honor to share a stage with him during the USI MEM Summer Summit! Moreover, he was...

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