FIFA Master ranked no.1 in the world

Review of WISE 2014 in Lausanne

Joint seminar by Dentsu and CIES in Tokyo

FIFA/CIES Programme: 1st edition in Abu Dhabi

"Edition CIES" - New publication on sports agents by Dr. Frenkiel



Why not recruit one of our FIFA Master postgraduates?

CIES Football Observatory: updated website

CIES signs a partnership agreement in Poland

CIES renews its partnership with GZ Gerencia Deportiva Internacional



CIES social media pages and links

CIES Highlights No 16, April 2014



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FIFA Master named best postgraduate sports management course in the world

FIFA Master ranked no. 1 in the world, SportBusiness International, June 2014


The strengths of the FIFA Master in the key areas of graduate employability, alumni networks, quality of teaching and international appeal has seen the programme named as the top course in the world by SportBusiness International in their 2014 rankings.

At a special awards ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Wednesday evening (7th May) CIES Director Prof. Denis Oswald received the prestigious award on behalf of the course Scientific Committee from SportBusiness International representatives and British Olympian Colin Jackson CBE. The awards evening was part of the WISE Work in Sports international convention.

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WISE 2014, International Convention for career in sports, post-event news (press release written by the organisators)

Round table « Brésil, de la Coupe du Monde de Football 2014 aux Jeux Olympiques 2016. L’héritage des grands événements sportifs », 6th May 2014


First of all we would like to extend a warm thank you to all Partners, Ambassadors, Speakers, Exhibitors and Participants for the amazing contribution to the first ever International Convention for Careers in Sports - WISE Work In Sports Exhibition!

We are happy to share with you a few insights now that the event is over.

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Tokyo: Joint CIES and Dentsu Asian Football Management Seminar

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


Dentsu Hall, Shiodome, Tokyo, May 9, 2014: A prestigious management seminar on ‘The future of Asian Football’ was co-hosted in Tokyo by CIES and Dentsu Inc in May. The event was organized under the aegis of the FIFA Master alumni association, with former course graduates part of the main programme of speakers. The aim of the seminar was to consider the development of football in Asian by analysing and comparing the football system seen in Europe.

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Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Launches the first FIFA/CIES Programme

1st edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme in sport management - United Arab Emirates


Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD), as the academic partner of the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), has just opened the registration process for the 1st edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme in sport management organised in the United Arab Emirates. Classes will start in September 2014. The Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) has played an essential role in implementing this project.

PSUAD, ADSC and CIES are delighted to officially launch registrations for the FIFA/CIES Programme in sport management intended not only for students from the United Arab Emirates, but also for participants from Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

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"Editions CIES": New publication on sports agents by Dr. Frenkiel

"Edition CIES" - Une histoire des agents sportifs en France, les imprésarios du football (1979-2014), Dr. Stanislas Frenkiel


The International Centre for Sports Studies is glad to announce the release of a new "Edition CIES" publication, written by Dr. Stanislas Frenkiel:


Before reviewing the role of a modern professional football agent, perhaps we must first consider stereotypes such as the crocodile leather shoes, cigar and expensive cars often associated with the profession!

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