Acadamie Internationale des Sciences et Techniques du Sport (AISTS) and Athletes World Foundation (AWF) have signed a strategic alliance to activate and promote the importance of the AWF dual career pathway

Lausanne Switzerland, May 23rd, AISTS

Through this alliance opportunities to receive scholarships within AISTS will be provided to a select number of qualifying students, contributing toward the academic development of youth globally.

A sustainable lifestyle post sporting career is a key objective for any athlete. Without higher education too many athletes are experiencing a narrow pathway of opportunity in securing an enjoyable working future. Obtaining higher education is paramount in improving the skill set of an athlete, which provides long term returns of social and economic benefit to the communities that once supported the athlete.

Through this strategic alliance, AISTS appoints AWF as their advisory channel for the student athlete, inviting interested athletes, families, clubs, academies and governments to contact AWF for any issue relating to athlete education and career development. With a core focus of the alliance to centre on the contribution of scholarships within the AISTS programmes, together AWF and AISTS will work to educate athletes globally on sport scholarship opportunities. The dual career pathway enables the athlete to maximise their potential of succeeding in the professional arena, whilst providing the athlete with a peace of mind for life after sport.

AWF Vice President, Ash Smith expressed “A world leader for their delivery of Master’s education in science, technology and sport, AISTS adds complimentary value and credibility to the existing AWF dual career pathway. We look forward to working with Dr. Claude Stricker and the AISTS team to provide educational opportunities for athletes, contributing towards economic sustainability within the Swiss and global sports industries”.

AISTS Executive Director, Dr. Claude Stricker added “Having access to relevant education programmes is the corner stone of athlete career optimisation. The AISTS is extremely pleased to partner with Athlete World Foundation, in the effort to develop advanced education programmes that meet the needs of high level athletes.”

With the AWF campaign flourishing across the globe, international and national sport federations and National Olympic Committees are invited to connect with AWF to understand the value added service that is provided to student athletes seeking a dual career pathway.

For more information on the Acadamie Internationale des Sciences et Techniques du Sport please visit or contact +41 (0) 21 693 85 93

About Athletes World Foundation 

Athletes World Foundation is an independent, separately constituted, non-profit organisation, working to assist qualifying student athletes by providing access to education through the practice of sports within their global university network.

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