The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, was created as a foundation in 1995 by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the University of Neuchâtel and the City and State of Neuchâtel.
Using a multi-disciplinary approach (law, sociology, geography, history and management), CIES provides research, top-level education and consulting services to the world of sport.
Since its inception, CIES has aimed to serve as a bridge between the worlds of research, education and sports organisations. CIES actively promotes the ongoing exchange of knowledge and experiences between stakeholders from both academia and the sports industry. Thanks to its international network of universities and experts, CIES is able to support and carry out research and educational projects across all continents.
Finally, its multidisciplinary approach, connected with the realities of the sports field, enables the production of solutions, which meet the specific needs of sports organisations.
The main CIES activities are notably the organisation of the “FIFA Master” – International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport, teaching within the framework of the University of Neuchâtel’s Master in Sports Law, the organisation of the FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in Sports Management in 16 different countries worldwide, fundamental scientific research activity in the field of sport, the specialist work of the CIES Observatory and the organisation of numerous conferences and seminars.
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