Since 2013, the Chair of Sports and Health Economics has been running international sport management summer schools in Germany and abroad. During this time, more than 200 students and graduates from Russia, the USA, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Vietnam, Georgia and Italy have taken part in the project.
The basic aim of the summer schools is to bring together outstanding international students and doctoral candidates from sports science and other relevant disciplines in order to impart the latest and innovative research findings on all aspects of sports economics and sports management. In addition to professional training, the summer schools should contribute to improving the intercultural qualifications of the participants and give them the ability to communicate in an international, subject-specific context.
This project at the University of Jena is also attracting a great deal of attention from the general public. Numerous detailed reports and interviews with the lecturers and organizers in the international specialist press contributed to this (e.g. link to the report by the Moscow German newspaper).