Academic Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of International Sports Organizations
(Foreign Languages School)

The School of International Sports Organizations (Foreign Languages School) was founded in September 2004 as the Department of Foreign Languages then and was renamed School of International Sports Organizations (Foreign Languages School) in 2017. It now has a faculty staff of 62, including 12 foreign teachers in English, French, German and other languages. In addition, 6 foreign experts from the US, the UK, Canada and other countries are invited to give sports-related courses every year. Students are from all over the country and the School offers undergraduate programs of English (international sports), French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Polish and Hungarian. Since 2018, the School began offering the graduate program of Chinese-foreign sports cultural exchanges, including such three research directions as Chinese and western sports culture, international sports organizations & international sports development and athlete career development from an international perspective.

Adhering to the school-running philosophy of “knowledgeable, professional and inclusive”, the School gradually enhances reform and self-building to improve student quality and cultivate inter-disciplinary and innovative talents who can speak foreign languages, are proficient in professional skills and sports knowledge and have an international view.

Students of the School all perform well in various large-scale activities both in and outside the campus. In sports competitions and exchanges, in particular, they have won a good social reputation for their high comprehensive quality and outstanding language competence. So far, more than 1,000 students have graduated from the School, many of whom have been employed by international sports organizations, General Administration of Sports of China and and various sport event management centers under it, China Customs, Xinhua News Agency, Reuters, Fortune Global 500, colleges and universities, middle and primary schools and other enterprises and public institutions. Almost half of the graduates are admitted to domestic famous universities including Peking University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University of China, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Fudan University for postgraduate studies, and some others continue their studies in universities of many countries and regions like the US, the UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Australia and Hong Kong SAR.

In order to cultivate inter-disciplinary and innovative talents that have an international view and international competitiveness, the School pays high attention to international exchanges of students and actively negotiates with world famous universities about exchanges and cooperation. So far, the School has established partnerships with University of Bath, University of Essex, California State University Monterey Bay and Mcmaster University in the “3+1” SA overseas study and exchange program and short-term visit activities; in 2018, the first batch of joint-training undergraduates from the French Experimental Class started their study abroad and 21 students have studied in France for 11 months; the School is also negotiating with Sheffield Hallam University, University of Windsor, University of Potsdam, University of Salzburg, University of Nice, UCAM University and University of Lisbon about international exchange programs. Extensive and diversified international cooperation and exchange activities have enhanced students’ consciousness of innovation and ability of practice and provided more opportunities for individualized learning, multi-culture experience, postgraduate studies and employment for them.

The rapid development of society and sports undertakings has presented numerous development opportunities as well as fierce competition and challenges to the emerging School of International Sports Organizations (Foreign Languages School). The School will seize the opportunities and rise to the challenges to consolidate the foundation and develop a school-running model with its own characteristics.

Office telephone: 010-62975840