The AISTS is an academic centre of excellence for education and applied research in sport. It forms a unique network of multi-field expertise in technology, management, economics, medicine, law, and sociology.

The mission of the AISTS is to master sport by positively contributing to sports management through a multi-disciplinary approach to education and sciences and by remaining at the forefront of the sports industry’s development and the Olympic Movement.

The AISTS was founded in 2000 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), EPFL, IMD Business School, the University of Lausanne, the University of Geneva, EHL (Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne), the City of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud.

The International Academy of Sport Science and Technology (AISTS), located in Lausanne, Switzerland is a not-for-profit association founded by eight institutions, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The AISTS is house in the Synathlon buidling on the UNIL campus.

“As the sports industry grows increasingly larger and more complex, it requires the skills and acumen of a growing number of experts trained in all aspects of sports management, including human, life and engineering sciences”.

The not-for-profit AISTS was established by the International Olympic Committee and other respected organisations and academic institutions to respond directly to this need.

By focusing its activities on the three pillars of education, applied research and connections, AISTS routinely produces highly-trained graduates, many of whom have gone on to play leading roles in the world of sport, and offers leading expertise and technical services to a wide range of key players inside and outside the Olympic Movement.”

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

Our other prestigious and valued founders include the City of Lausanne, Canton of Vaud, and a consortium of three leading Swiss Universities, the EPFL, University of Lausanne and the University of Geneva, as well as two private educational institutes, IMD and the EHL (Lausanne Hotel School).

What does the AISTS do?

The AISTS responds to the needs of the sports industry by providing education in the form of short courses and a world-leading Master in Sport Management programme, alongside sport consulting and research to the international sports industry. Learn more about related education from the page.