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SFISM Advisory Board

Matthias Remund, Martina van Berkel, Anna Hellman, Bengt Kayser, Daniel Buser. Missing: Jacques Bourgeois


The SFISM Advisory Board advises the Director of FOSPO from a university standpoint on matters of education, research and development as well as services, in particular on the following topics:

a. Strategic orientation of the university-specific activities of SFISM;

b. Positioning of SFISM in the university landscape;

c. SFISM's quality assurance strategy.

The SFISM Advisory Board comprises a maximum of five members with proven experience and a relationship to university policy in the fields of science, culture, business, society or sport. The following members of the SFISM Advisory Board were appointed at the end of 2021 at the proposal of the Director of FOSPO by the Head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports DDPS:

  • Dr Martina van Berkel, former elite athlete and athlete representative as Co-President of the Swiss Olympic Team Athletes Commission on the Executive Board of Swiss Olympic. She works as a Digital Innovation Manager at UBS in Zurich.
  • Anna Hellman, Director of ThinkSport in Lausanne, a platform that links international sports organisations with academic institutions. Anna Hellman has acquired over 15 years' experience in the field of sports management at the national and international level.
  • Prof. em. Dr med. dent. Daniel Buser, former professor at the Clinic for Dental Medicine at the University of Bern, Chairman of the Board of Directors of sitem-Insel AG, a centre of excellence for translational medicine at the Insel Campus in Bern. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kongress + Kursaal AG Bern and President of the Jugendförderung Berner Handball foundation.
  • Prof. em. Dr Bengt Kayser, former head of the Institute of Kinesiology at the University of Lausanne. He worked as a scientist on a range of topics in the field of sports biology and is very well networked both in Switzerland and internationally.
  • Jacques Bourgeois, FDP National Councillor since 2007, President of the Environment, spatial planning and energy committee (ESPEC) and member of the Finance committee (Fc), Ing. Agr. UAS, former Director of the Swiss Farmers' Union. His favorite political topics concern agriculture, economy, energy, spatial planning and environment. Jacques Bourgeois is a member of various associations and foundations, including honorary president of the Fribourg Cyclists Association. He is a member of the SFISM Advisory Board since 2023.

The SFISM Advisory Board usually meets four times a year under the leadership of the Director of FOSPO. Other participants at the meetings are the Rector of SFISM and one student and employee representative each, if the agenda includes topics that directly affect university members.

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Eidgenössische Hochschule für Sport Magglingen EHSM

Hauptstrasse 247
2532 Magglingen