Partner of CIES since 2006, the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) in Dakar (Senegal) has officially launched the fifth edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme in sport management. The courses will start in October 2010.

The programme enables people from various professional and sporting horizons to familiarise themselves with modern management tools in key areas such as marketing, sponsorship, law, management, communication, finances and event management. Adapted to regional and national realities, it also offers the opportunity to attend lectures given by international FIFA/CIES experts.

“The management of sport in Senegal – in particular within the national federations and the clubs –greatly benefits from this Programme” declared Leopold Germain Senghor, alumni of the Programme. For his part, his colleague Seyni Guedel Mbodj said: “Thanks to the FIFA/CIES Programme, I have become more competitive and efficient, thus more professional. It has also enabled me to broaden my network and increase my friendships”..

The International University Network created in the framework of the FIFA/CIES Programme comprises 13 universities, namely, the Universidad Catolica Argentina in Buenos Aires, the Universidad Santo Tomás in Santiago de Chile, the Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar (Senegal), the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth (South Africa), the University of South Africa in Pretoria, the Cairo University in Egypt, the Universidad de Costa Rica in San José, the University of the West Indies in Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), the Birzeit University in Ramallah (Palestine), the Bahcesehir University in Istanbul (Turkey), the National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine in Kiev, the Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas (Venezuela) and the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid (Spain).

Deadline for enrolment: 14 August 2010

For further information:

Ibrahim Amadou Dia
Tel.: +221 77 639 02 50
Fax: +221 822 78 56
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