About IDS

International Development and Peace through Sport

Sport has been recognized as an important tool for social development in the world. As there is a growing number of initiatives to tackle social issues such as education, gender, poverty, health and peacebuilding through sport, the demand for persons who have advanced knowledge and competency in the field is increasing.
The Master’s program in International Development and Peace through Sport aims to educate students who will contribute to solving social issues using sport as a tool for development and peace. 

University of Tsukuba and National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya collaborate with the Japan Sport Council to
provide an innovative academic program in English, which allows students to develop practical competence in international development and peace through sport.