CIES - International Centre for Sports Studies - 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 the 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. As an international centre, CIES maintains a qualified and diverse staff and continually expands its partnerships with individuals, universities and sports organisations around the globe.
CIES encourages continual progress and sustainable development in the management of sport around the world by fully utilising its international network of partners. We actively promote the on-going exchange of knowledge and experiences from all of our research and education partners. CIES is where academic research meets practical management, resulting in research-based solutions that can be adapted to local needs and requirements.