The AISTS is in a unique position to conduct multidisciplinary research and consulting projects on key topics relevant for (international) sport organisations and various stakeholders, thanks to its founding base made of five of the best universities in Switzerland and the International Olympic Committee, co-founder of AISTS.
The AISTS answers to a variety needs with adapted solutions tailored to various budgets and scopes for small to large organisations in any sector (sport organisations, educational institutions, sport industry, public authorities, agencies (events, marketing etc):
- Commissioned projects to AISTS researchers, faculty members, or external experts from AISTS founding institutions (EPFL, University of Lausanne, University of Geneva, EHL, IMD) or from other AISTS international partners.
Examples of key topics and clients are:
○ Economic Impacts (FISU, IOC)
○ Events Sustainability and Legacy (IOC, Formula E, ICF,…)
○ Sport Technology and Innovation (Canton of Vaud, City of Lausanne)
○ Sport Development (World Squash, IFSO, International E-Sport Federation,… )
Tailored services are provided as well, for supporting various processes – for example, sport equipment homologation and certification for sport federations.
- Consulting project assignment to students : executed over a period of several months by teams of the AISTS Master programme participants supported by an AISTS faculty member.
- Independent research : executed over a period of several months by a participant to the AISTS MAS program.
- Tailored education : prepared and run by AISTS for specific needs of educational or sport organisations. Eg for Tsinghua University, Beijing, Tsukuba University, Tokyo, European Games, Baku.
- Conferences and Seminars : in-depth topics are presented and debated by experts from the field of academics. Example of topics: risk management, esport, sustainability, Olympic Games, future of Sport Events.
In complement to the above research and consulting activities, AISTS organises the international jury award of the Faisal Bin Fahad Global Award for Sport Research. The Award seeks to financially support scholarly work by PhD qualified researchers to develop new foundational knowledge, or build upon existing knowledge, that may have a lasting impact on the sports discourse in the context of Saudi Arabia.