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GIS, ASTN Partner To Further Sports Tech Careers


GIS, ASTN Partner To Further Sports Tech Careers

The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) and the Global Institute of Sport (GIS) have announced a partnership aimed at providing unique professional educational opportunities for sports administrators in Australia.

The partnership will offer access to industry-focused master’s degrees and professional education short courses to the ASTN network of world-leading sports technology organizations and stakeholders in the ecosystem.

The partnership will see elements of ASTN’s existing portfolio of courses on innovation and sports technology, such as its Pre-Accelerator and Open Innovation programs, embedded into GIS’s enrichment provision for its 6,000 students and alumni from across the globe.

Commenting on the partnership, ASTN executive chair, Dr Martin Schlegel, “We’re proud to partner with GIS to provide enhanced industry-focused sport-specific learning opportunities to our world-class network of sportstech leaders.”

“Aligning and integrating further education pathways for sports professionals is an important part of our strategy to enhance best practice, networking and capabilities of sports organisations.

“Our partnership with GIS not only will help to showcase Australian sportstech capabilities but also enhance sports admin knowledge and empower ASTN members and stakeholders to ‘connect the dots’.

“By linking up with other sports industry leaders in global markets, our partnership is expected to facilitate new opportunities and global connections through the GIS alumni network,” he said.

GIS president, Sharona Friedman, added: “The aim of this partnership is to create an environment that helps to provide better and increased opportunities for Australian sports administrators, not just domestically but also globally.”

“On top of this, it will also facilitate enhanced learning and career opportunities for GIS students studying on campus in the UK and online across the globe, as well as for our executive partnership network across the EMEA, Americas and APAC regions,” she said.

This will enable them to learn from the sports tech innovation cluster in Australia and enhance their ability to compete on the world’s stage.

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