The new ‘Access, Equity and Identity in Sport’ (AEIS) research programme of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) got off to a great start this month by receiving funding from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). With the funding, the researchers will investigate the role men can play in promoting gender equality in sport governance. This research project, which will involve the NOC*NSF, the Australian Olympic Committee, and the sports of rowing and triathlon at international and national federation level, was one of only six projects to be supported with funding from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
About Access, Equity and Identity in Sport (AEIS)
The new research programme AEIS aims to fully integrate research and education across the (International) Sport, Management and Business bachelor programme (SM&O/ISMB) of the AUAS. Dr. Donna de Haan, who designed and leads the AEIS research programme along with colleagues Helmien Rambaldo and Sarah Zipp, explains that ‘AEIS is designed to have a global outlook on issues in sport related to the themes of access, equity and identity, whilst retaining a philosophy of practical/local application’. Students will benefit from the research projects through internships, graduation projects and the production of learning and teaching resources.
Erasmus + proposal
The AEIS team have also submitted an Erasmus+ proposal in collaboration with AUAS European partners and are working on various other projects focussed on the themes of access, equity and identity in sport.
The AEIS research programme is part of the Centre for Applied Research on Sports and Nutrition. For more information about the AEIS programme, it’s projects and team please visit http://www.hva.nl/kc-bsv/projecten/content2/aeis-research-programme/aeis-programme.html