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FIFA and CIES Collaboration Extension

Mon 2nd Dec 2013 | FIFA

FIFA and CIES have signed a new agreement that will see their collaboration extend until 2018.

The extension was signed in the presence of Joseph S. Blatter, FIFA President, Jérôme Valcke, FIFA General Secretary, Bertrand Reed, CIES President, Denis Oswald, CIES Director and Vincent Schatzmann, CIES General Secretary.

Vincent Schatzmann, CIES General Secretary, said of the extended collaboration, "The confidence shown by FIFA through this collaboration agreement will allow CIES to continue and develop its different activities, especially the FIFA Master programme in sports management, the International University Network and its 14 universities worldwide, the Sports Observatory, as well as the legal, management and humanities of sport research".

The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) is an independent study centre located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

It was created in 1995 as a joint venture between FIFA, the University of Neuchâtel, the City and State of Neuchatel. Using a multi-disciplinary approach CIES provides research, top-level education and consulting services to the sports world with the aim of overcoming the complexities of sport in today's society and improving how it is governed and managed.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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