To investigate online communication as a true human activity, with a long term, comprehensive and holistic approach.
In particular, stressing human growth and quest for meaning in touristic experiences - eTourism.

PhD Scholarship in eLearning in tourism and hospitality

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship, funded by the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI Lugano, Switzerland), to be based within the Faculty of Communication Sciences – Institute for Communication Technologies.

The topic of the PhD project is to be developed together with the winner candidate in the broader field of eLearning in hospitality and tourism, especially within the area of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

The candidate will join an international and dynamic team-based environment, so to support his/her immediate immersion into an ambitious international research agenda. The candidate will collaborate with the following units:, NewMinE, UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in the World Heritage Sites, and eLab. Candidate’s PhD research will be supervised by prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, director of the Institute for Communication Technologies.

Deadline: the call is open until the place is filled, applications arrived before September 30th, 2014 will be given priority.
Please direct enquiries and applications to dr. Nadzeya Kalbaska by email:

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