SUSTAINABLE SPORTS DEVELOPMENT CHAIR | AMOS

IMAGINING SPORT AND FUTURE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

WHY CHOOSE AMOS?

In 2017, AMOS took another step forward in its structuring, with the creation and launch of an applied research programme on the “sport, sustainable development and territories” theme. What better than a school to bring together the experts and stakeholders involved in creating future sports spaces! New concepts of stadiums and auditoriums auditooria, swimming pools, climbing walls within shopping centres and new regional development policies have made sport accessible to the masses, whether beginners or Olympic champions. With this research programme, AMOS has focused on investing in the creation of future sports by also taking into account the changes needs in the courses they provide.

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THE RESEARCH PROGRAMME APPROACH

This research program, scheduled over a period of five years, aims to enable the various participants access to dedicated sports studies and analyses in order to think about the future sports industry through the infrastructures and sites that will be developed. The research themes are broad and concern both the future construction of gyms and the development of natural areas so that they can be used for sports while preserving their unique features.

FUTURE SPORT IS ALSO ABOUT STADIUM CONCEPTS THAT HAVE TO BE COMPLETED AND ECONOMICALLY VIABLE WHILE LIMITING THEIR CARBON FOOTPRINT.

Whether in the outer regions or in big cities, sports-related offers are essential for local economies. They have become both showcases that are essential to tourism and what is important for all participants. At AMOS, we see sport as a unique catalyst for the evolution of our societies, expectations in terms of practices and different opportunities for taking part in sport.

Above all we also know that there are many jobs out there for our students!

SUSTAINABLE SPORTS DEVELOPMENT CHAIR | AMOS

AN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME AT THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR CROSSROADS

Our research programme aims to work on projects led by private investors (such as construction groups and entrepreneurs wishing to launch new concepts) and on partnership and sports federation issues.

It also intends to include local authorities that give the go ahead to local development. This openness to collaborating with various organisations is also seen on an academic level where AMOS have created links with the University of Bordeaux Geography Research Lab.

Because sport is built by both private and public investors, we have put our programme into practice in such a way that all concerned participants can come together during our events.

Finally, this programme is also part of the relationship we build with other international universities, especially those in North America where the awareness of these issues and the development of them are ahead of those in France.  This programme cooperates with the University of Montreal (CA) and the University of VirginiaTech (USA) labs.

SUSTAINABLE SPORTS DEVELOPMENT CHAIR | AMOS

STUDENT, CAMPUS AND PARTNER EVENT INVOLVEMENT

The sport and sustainable development research programme aims to roll out in all locations in which the school has a campus.

The research work will thus be able to relate to a greater diversity of sports questions and issues and be put at the service of the projects in the different campus locations.

The goal is for all students to be aware of developments and become involved in research work as needed.

In January 2018, the Chair proposed the idea to integrate the specific content within AMOS programmes and to intervene on each campus through various meetings and events focussed on the “sport, sustainable development and territories” theme.