UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage and Tourism (941), 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

Kapitelgasse 4-6,

Salzburg 5020


Phone: +43-662-8044-4162/4192

E-mail: kurt.luger(at)