International Centre for
Sports Studies

Avenue DuPeyrou 1
2000 Neuchâtel
Tel +41 32 718 39 00



The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) is an independent study centre located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. It was created in 1995 as a Foundation between the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (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 across all sports. Read more...

Stimulating innovative re- search in sport.
The research conducted through CIES analyses sport from multiple angles, with an emphasis on law, sociology, geography, history and economics. The projects undertaken by CIES are part of both pure and applied research. Read more....

Offering graduate and exe- cutive programmes to the future managers in sport. CIES offers top-level education at universities around the world. Whether you are an independent student looking to further your education, an org- anisation looking to offer a sports...  Read more...

Providing solutions based on academic knowledge and practical experience. CIES provides consulting services to federations, associations, clubs and public institutions. In addition to its own in-house knowledge, CIES is supported by, and collaborates with ... Read more...

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