Cultural Heritage and Tourism

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  • Phone: +43-662-8044-4162/4192 (office)
  • Address: Kapitelgasse 4-6, Salzburg, Austria

Established in 2011 at the University of Salzburg (Austria).



Cultural Heritage and Tourism


The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • provide support and feedback from scientific monitoring and research to stakeholders and to internationally-oriented work on heritage, tourism and cultural studies, in line with UNESCO’s Conventions on cultural heritage;
  • raise the level of knowledge through basic and applied research, create a knowledge bank and develop collaboration with other databases;
  • develop greater awareness of the public on the linkages between cultural heritage and tourism, as well as identify examples of good practices; and,
  • conduct research projects and develop study programmes and post-graduate courses to complement the University’s activities in the field of cultural heritage and tourism.

Host Institution

University of Salzburg (Austria)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network



Dr Kurt Luger, UNESCO Chairholder

University of Salzbourg

Transcultural Communication Division

Department of Communication