Accompanied by Academic Coordinator Lorenza Caenazzo and Professor Daniel Zou, the undergraduate and graduate students from the Zurich campus recently visited the FIFA headquarters located only half an hour away from the campus. Once arrived at the nearby tram stop and while walking towards the building, our students already had an good overview of the premises.
Welcomed by Mr. Solomon Mudege, representative of the FIFA Marketing Department, our students received a presentation about the history, structure and finances of the organization. Our students were also able to learn about FIFA’s development programs, the way it shares its income with all its member associations, and how its various events are organized. After the presentation, students were given an extensive tour of the facilities including the auditoriums, mediation room etc. At the end of the visit, students received a FIFA package containing some merchandise items.
Founded in 1904, FIFA today counts 209 member associations, is the international governing body for football, and is responsible for the organization of major international football tournaments. FIFA stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association, employs some 310 people across 35 countries and is composed of a congress, executive committee, a general secretariat, and several committees assisting the executive committee.
FIFA, for the good of the game!