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The Global Sport Institute

The Global Sport Institute is where diverse disciplines converge to thoughtfully examine critical issues impacting sport. As a cross-disciplinary enterprise, the institute’s efforts are integrated throughout the entire university — from engineering to sociology, to the athletic department and beyond — rather than within a single concentration.

With an emphasis on expanding research, sharing knowledge, supporting innovation and advancing education, the institute’s mission is to use sport to create positive change throughout the world.

The Institute is supported by a combination of institutional ASU funding and a significant philanthropic gift from adidas.

Want to make a positive impact through sport? Make a donation to support the Global Sport Institute’s work here.

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November 26, 2021

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November 17, 2021

Director of Research Scott Brooks spoke with host Mark Asher about the release of the latest Global Sport Institute Field Study.
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November 10, 2021

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