WISE: official opening - Round table

News round-up: WISE - Work In Sport Exhibition

Dentsu: seminar on sport management

FIFA Master 14th edition: Milan module review

Costa Rica: Record number of students

Portrait of Roger Besson, Sport Geographer at CIES



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CIES Highlights No 15, March 2014



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Round table for the official opening of WISE - Work In Sport Exhibition

Round Table (in French): "Brazil, from the World Cup 2014 to the Olympic Games 2016. The legacy of major sporting events"


2014 will be an eventful year for sporting events. Besides the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in February, Brazil will welcome the FIFA World Cup in June and July. In 2016, Brazil will again be under the spotlights as they set to host the Summer Olympic Games.

These worldwide events can be considered an important catalyst for the host country and it should help Brazil. Belonging to the emerging countries (BRICS), Brazil is developing itself in the sporting, economic, social and environmental fields.

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WISE 2014, International Convention for Careers in Sports, news round-up!

WISE - Work In Sport Exhibition, 7 - 8 May, Expo Beaulieu, Lausanne, Switzerland


We are only a few days away from the first ever International Convention for Careers in Sports and we have plenty of news to share with you.


We are very excited as we have more than 24 nationalities represented among the attendees. The full list of participants will be released on in the coming days.

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Football management seminar organised by Dentsu and CIES

Football management seminar on 9th May 2014, Tokyo, Japan


Dentsu Inc. (President & CEO: Tadashi Ishii; Head Office: Tokyo), is delighted to announce that it will hold a joint football management seminar with the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) (Headquarters: Neuchâtel, Switzerland; President: Bertrand Reeb) on 9th May 2014. The seminar will consider the development of football in Asia.

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FIFA Master 14th edition : Milan Module Review

14th edition FIFA Master football match


We ended our SDA Bocconi module experience with an excellent speech and presentation by Dean Busacca. This was followed by an extraordinary concluding lesson by Prof. Ruta in which he emphasized the importance of learning from different, and sometimes unexpected situations. He talked not only about success through professionalism, but also through personal effort and the uniqueness of each person in the sport industry.

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Record number of students in Costa Rica

6th edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme in sport management at the University of Costa Rica


Twenty-seven students started the 6th edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme in sport management organised in cooperation with Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) on 7 March. This is a record number of participants for the Programme in Costa Rica, a source of great satisfaction for CIES and it academic partner.

The students (including 9 women) come from different sporting horizons (football, athletics, karate, physical education, National Olympic Committee). Several already hold managerial positions in sports organisations or are top-level athletes.

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Interview with Roger Besson, Sport Geographer at CIES

Interview of Roger Besson, Sport Geographer at CIES


Could you first tell us about yourself and your career?

I was born in Bern, but I spent my childhood in Belgium. In 1997 I moved to Neuchâtel, Switzerland (which is the hometown of my parents), to begin my studies in Literature and Human Sciences. I obtained my degree in 2003 and, at the same time, I was hired by the Institute of Geography as an assistant.

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