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.

Global Sport Institute at ASU

The Sustainability of Sport

As efforts intensify to address decades of carbon emission, commercial growth, and environmental deterioration, sport can take the lead in championing progress. If current trends continue, however, sport could face some of the more serious consequences of a changing Earth.

Our latest news

May 17, 2022

$35,000 Awarded to Sports Start-Ups in latest pitch day put on by the Global Sport Institute, Sun Devil Athletics and the Edson Institute.

Alaina Zanin

May 10, 2022

Applied Coaching Communication class from GSI researchers Alaina Zanin (pictured), Vera Lopez and Allison Ross teaches young girls to believe in themselves through athletics

May 3, 2022

Venture Devils compete for more than $280,000 in seed funding at Demo Day, with a separate track for GSI and SDA.