Global sports master

Introduction

Sport can be seen as an instrument or catalyst for societal transformations, but local, regional, national and international sport organizations are often not prepared for an additional role in society that aims at co-creating value for societal transformation. Also, the integrity and legitimacy of sport and its organizations – especially related to their public value - are increasingly challenged by recent scandals.

So the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, University of Tsukuba, Japan and Utrecht University, the Netherlands decided to set up a highly qualified Global Master’s Programme that prepares administrators and managers for ‘new sport management and governance’ that matches with societal issues and current standards of good governance and organisational integrity.

The programme has started with a one month visit to Utrecht University, the Netherlands in February 2018. As of now, students attend the programme at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. In February/March 2019 the University of Johannesburg offers their one month course. The second edition is scheduled to start in 2019/2020. Eleven South African, Japanese and Dutch students were selected to take part. For a daily update on their experiences please visit our Facebook page.

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