The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS), one of the world’s premier Sports Management education and research academies, is committed to professionalising sports management through the three core activity areas of continuing education, applied research and providing an engaging platform for industry connections.
Founded as a not-for-profit foundation in 2000, AISTS Founding Members: the International Olympic Committee, the EPFL, the University of Lausanne, the University of Geneva, IMD Business School, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, the City of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud, all recognise the importance of meeting the evolving knowledge needs of today’s sports managers.
AISTS’s applied research arm conducts independent and commissioned research projects, in addition to helping sports organisations and federations navigate an increasingly complex sport landscape through advisory and consulting services in the fields of:
• Economic Impact Studies;
• Developing Women’s Leadership;
• Sport Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility; and
• Sports Development Initiatives.
As part of this focus area, the AISTS has established the Sustainable Sport & Events Centre - a centre of expertise for sustainability and corporate social responsibility for sport and sport events. The Centre aim is to engage and empower the sport sector with the knowledge and tools, such as the AISTS Sport Sustainability e-learning online course and Sustainable Sport Event Toolkit, to convene successful and sustainable sport events.
Through the AISTS’s flagship programme, the postgraduate Master of Sports Administration (MSA) has been educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world for over a decade. Frequently ranked amongst the top Sports Management programmes worldwide, the AISTS delivers more than 900 hours of continuing education each year, bringing together over 140 international sport experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology to produce strong and inspired industry leaders.
It is through this combination of research and educational activities which provides the AISTS with a unique position to connect the world of academia with the sport industry. Through a range of dynamic and engaging platforms such as roundtables, seminars, workshops, and open conferences, the AISTS aims to create opportunities that broker dialogue, broaden networks and deepen relationships.