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

Winter School 2023

Together with the Università di Pisa, the aim of this Winter School “A new Grand Tour in Tuscany. Tourism between heritage, knowledge and digital media” (February 13 – 18, 2023) is to offer, in one of the most attractive environmental, monumental and landscape contexts in Italy, a highly educational experience. You can apply now!

Photo: Piazza del Duomo, Pisa (UNESCO World Heritage Site) photo CC University of Pisa – UniPi

Our Mission

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.


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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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