The Fundacao Getulio Vargas, a CIES academic partner since 2010, has awarded diplomas to 70 students of the first FIFA/CIES Programme in sport management organised in Brazil. The graduation ceremony was held at the end of April at FGV headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.

In the presence of Stavros Xanthopoylos, vice dean of the FGV Institute of Educational Development, Pedro Trengrouse, academic coordinator of the FIFA/CIES Programme, Denise Pozas, coordinator FGV Online, Claiton Fernandez and Rosangela Alves Ribeiro, professors, as well as Pierre Lanfranchi, CIES scientific coordinator, the first 70 students to successfully complete the Programme received their diplomas in a heart-warming ceremony that took place in the superb FGV Online building located in downtown Rio. On this occasion, the graduates had the opportunity of hearing a lecture by Jair Bertoni, head of cabinet of the European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) and FIFA Master alumnus.

CIES and the members of the International University Network would like to congratulate the new graduates and wish them every success in their sports and professional activities: Adriana, Alexandre, André, Andre Luis, Antonio, Bruno, Caio, Caio Marcelo, Carlos Alberto, Carlos Eduardo, Carlos Alberto, Carolina, Claudia, Cyro, Denis, Edson, Eduardo, Emilio, Fabio, Felipe, Gianfranco, Guido, Gustavo, Guilherme, Gustavo, Henrique, Heyder, Humberto, Jansen, João, José, Julio, Kleber, Leandro, Leonardo, Lucas Felipe, Luis Antonio, Luis Carlos, Luis Fernando, Luis Gustavo, Marcelo, Marcelo Goncalves, Marcelo, Marco Antonio, Marcos, Marcus, Matheus, Miriam Teresa, Rafael, Reinaldo, Rafael, Renato, Rene, Roberta, Ricardo, Roberta, Roberto, Rodrigo, Rommell Cezar, Ronaldo, Sydney, Sthefânia, Tuanny, Vilmara, Virgilio, Wellington, William, Yuri, Wilson and Yuri.