AISTS to Support Tsukuba University’s Sports Academy for Tokyo 2020
The Académie Internationale des Sciences et Techniques du Sport (AISTS), founded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Swiss universities and institutions of higher education, signed an agreement to work together with Tsukuba University’s newly established Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies (TIAS) in delivering education for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.
TIAS will offer a master degree course on sports management and open courses for Japanese as well as international students. Classes, all of which are to be taught in English, will be based on AISTS’ education modules. AISTS professors and sport industry professionals will be invited to give lectures, while TIAS students will have the opportunity to do internships in Japan and abroad. Prior to the launch of a full course in 2015, a short-term program of six educational modules, AISTS SEMOS(TM), will be offered in October later this year.
The courses will cover five areas of studies: 1) Olympic education 2) Sports management and economics 3) Medical science and technology 4) Sports international development and 5) multi-disciplinary education including teaching and coaching.
TIAS is part of an international contribution project by the Japanese government to cultivate talents in sports management on a global scale.
AISTS is an interdisciplinary center of excellence in sport management providing education, consulting and a platform of connections in the sports world. The founding members are the IOC, the Swiss Federal Institution of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), University of Lausanne, University of Geneva, IMD Business School, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), the City of Lausanne and Canton of Vaud.