AISTS delivers 7th Seminar in Tokyo for the TIAS Programme

AISTS was in Tokyo, Japan once again last week at the University of Tsukuba, lecturing to the TIAS (Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies) Masters Programme on the topic of Sport Finance and Economics. 

This was the 7th joint seminar between AISTS and TIAS, within the context of the ‘Sport for Tomorrow’ programme. The AISTS has been delivering tailored education at the Tsukuba University in Japan for more than three years now. The ‘Sport for Tomorrow’ program, led by the Japanese government, is designed to promote the Olympic Movement around the globe, which included the creation of the TIAS in 2014.

TIAS Class

AISTS has now provided over 30 expert speakers and lecturers to share their knowledge with the classes of the TIAS programmes.  The AISTS Chairman of the Scientific Committee, Professor Daniel Oyon, AISTS Alumni Gustavo Arellano and Diogo Jurema, AISTS Head of Projects, Geert Hendriks and Rob Abernethy, General Manager, Rugby World Cup 2019 all presented in last week’s seminar.  The current TIAS class consists of 20 participants from 16 nationalities, with an average age of 30 years old. 

The AISTS also delivers the SEMOS™ Open Module annually in Tokyo in June.  The SEMOS™ Open Module was first launched in 2001 and has been held annually in Lausanne ever since with it being held for the first time in Tokyo, Japan, in October 2014.  It focuses on the organisation of mega sports events offering an overview of the key tasks that sports managers need to successfully plan, communicate and operate when organising sport events.

The week ended with a cocktail reception hosted by the Ambassador of Switzerland to Japan, Mr Jean-Francois Paroz and Dr Yulia Gusynina Paroz, to celebrate the Swiss-Japanese ties in sport management ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  The evening commemorated 1 250 days of partnership between the AISTS and TIAS and was attended by over 40 delegates from the government of Japan, the Japanese Olympic Committee, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and other corporate institutions.  Dr Kyosuke Nagata, President of the University of Tsukuba, Professor Daniel Oyon, the AISTS Chairman of the Scientific Committee and Dr Ichiro Kono, Vice President of Tokyo 2020, all gave a short speech in regards to the educational legacy being developed in Japan in the lead up to the 2020 Games and the strong collaboration between the Swiss and Japanese sports industries. 

Cocktail evening hosted at the residence of the Ambassador of Switzerland to Japan. 

If you would like more information about these events please contact Geert Hendriks, AISTS Head of Projects  

About the AISTS

The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the IOC and leading Swiss institutions and universities. A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections. Our flagship programme is the postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology – educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world since 2003. Each year, the AISTS delivers over 900 hours of continuing education, workshops, seminars and projects, bringing together over 140 international sports experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology – all in the efforts of building a better world through sport.

About the TIAS

Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies (TIAS) is the international sports academy to promote global human resources who can lead the international sporting world for the 21st century. As part of the project of "Sport for Tomorrow" pledged by the Japanese Government for Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games on 2020, TIAS is established at the University of Tsukuba. To be based in the University whose past principal is Prof. Jigoro Kano, the 1st IOC member from Asia, TIAS will organize the master programme and open modules for international and domestic students. With internationally renowned professors, TIAS will contribute to international development as the legacy of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.


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