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Registration open for the V and VI editions of the Master in Big Data

More than a hundred students have participated and are completing, respectively, the III and IV editions of one of the main courses that Sevilla FC, through its Innovation Center, articulates with universities. We are talking about the Master’s Degree in Big Data applied to football scouting. A training course that had a special day last week at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, no less, and which has already opened the enrolment period for the next two editions. The V and VI editions will begin in October this year and March 2024, respectively. Full information can be found at this link.

In the III edition, which closed last week in Nervión, more than 50 students took part. A similar number to the IV edition, which began in March this year and still has several months of training ahead of it. This master’s degree is organised by Sevilla FC in collaboration with the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) and the Sports Data Campus. A master’s degree in Spanish and in an online format that allows students (in these latest editions belonging to up to three continents) to perfect their professional training in data analysis and scouting.

During this season, professionals of the highest level took part, including the former Sevilla FC sporting director, Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo ‘Monchi’, and the current director, Víctor Orta. A considerable number of club professionals from the areas of analysis, scouting and data also participated as luxury lecturers. The Master’s Degree in Big Data applied to football scouting brings together sports directors, analysts and scouts seeking to raise their professional level to the highest level.

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Pablo de Olavide University recognizes Sevilla FC on its 25th anniversary.

Pablo de Olavide University is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and throughout the 2022/23 academic year, it has been commemorating its first quarter-century of existence with a special program of activities. A calendar of actions that culminated on Tuesday at its headquarters with a recognition event for entities that have initiated and developed various projects of academic, social, cultural, and research nature. Among these entities is Sevilla FC, the only club in Spain that holds an entire Academic Chair at a public university, precisely at Pablo de Olavide University, named ‘University, Business, and Sports.’ Specifically, Sevilla FC was recognized in the ‘Culture and Sports’ category. Through these awards, UPO aims to highlight the work of entities and companies that promote the professional development of students and, therefore, contribute to the economic and cultural progress of society based on the synergy between businesses and the university.

The event, held at the UPO’s Auditorium, in front of the José Ramón Cisneros Palacios Sports City, featured the presence of José Castro, president of Sevilla FC. “It is a true honor to receive this recognition. We always say that we must be more than a football club, using our potential to contribute to making a better society. For several years, we have been driving the establishment of the Sevilla FC Chair to promote innovation, knowledge, and employability from within the university, because not fewer than ten students from UPO have already joined our club. I don’t want to forget the Manuel Blasco Garzón award, through which we promote university excellence, the ‘Never Give Up’ runners-up, the 20 training scholarships granted, and our participation in the economic and social council,” said the highest authority of Sevilla FC.

Likewise, Juan Esteban Gómez from the R&D&I department was also present. A department that has recently been featured in the ‘Tesis’ program on Canal Sur Televisión, where the work of Sevilla’s Innovation Center was showcased. This platform is used to promote research, dissemination, training, employability, and entrepreneurship activities, including collaborations with universities and, especially, this Sevilla Chair at Pablo de Olavide University.

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The Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, a luxury venue for both in-house and LaLiga’s training courses.

The Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán has become a luxurious venue for hosting events of all kinds. An ideal setting that provides opportunities for hosting training sessions for various courses offered by Sevilla FC through its Innovation Center every year. Just this week, the Sevilla FC stadium hosted the final day of the Master’s in Sports Journalism organized in collaboration with the University of Seville and another in-person session for the Master’s in Big Data applied to Football Scouting, sponsored in conjunction with the University of Murcia and the Sports Data Campus. The latter is one of the flagship programs offered by the club in its continuous collaboration with universities, adding significant value to the Sevilla FC brand. The Master’s in Big Data applied to Football Scouting has already completed four editions with over 200 students who have honed their skills and been able to grow professionally in a sector that includes sports directors, analysts, and scouts. During this visit to the Sánchez-Pizjuán, held on Thursday, students from both the third edition, who received their respective diplomas, and the fourth edition, which began in March and will conclude in 2024, participated. Professionals from various departments of Sevilla FC, a national and international reference in data usage and technological development applied to football, were the ones conducting the training sessions. The special guest was the new Sporting Director of Sevilla FC, Víctor Orta, who had already participated in previous editions as a global reference in the field. The following day, it was the turn of the Master’s in Sports Journalism, marking the completion of its tenth academic year. Organized by the Faculty of Communication at the University of Seville, through the Center for Permanent Training, and sponsored by Sevilla FC, this master’s program concluded with a keynote address by Ismael Medina, a journalist from Movistar. The event took place in the press room of the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, named after the illustrious sports journalist José Antonio Sánchez-Araújo. Attending the event were Pastora Moreno, the program’s director, Enrique López, the director of Continuing and Complementary Education at the University of Seville, and the club’s vice president, Fernando Carrión, who highlighted the club’s commitment to the media. He stated, “Sevilla FC has always understood the importance of walking hand in hand with communication, hence the firm commitment, since the beginning of this century, to have a robust Communication Department, in line with the entity, growing with it and sensitive to new technologies and the current digitization of information. It is a source of pride for us to collaborate with the Faculty of Communication through this master’s program from its inception, training journalists.” Furthermore, the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán not only serves as a luxurious “classroom” for its own courses and master’s programs but is also regularly chosen by LaLiga Business School to host special sessions for many of its academic offerings. If there was a visit from students of the Master’s in Sports Law in April and students from Hong Kong in May, these days saw the visit of students from the Master’s in Management, Methodology, and Analysis in Football. These students had the opportunity to explore the inner workings of the club and its management in various areas and departments: youth academy recruitment – led by David Martín Valle, a scout for the lower categories of Sevilla FC – sports management – led by Fermín Galeote, a member of that department – and data usage for scouting by Jesús Olivera, the Data Football manager at the club.
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El Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, escenario de lujo para los cursos formativos propios y de LaLiga

El Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán se ha convertido en un escenario de lujo para la celebración de eventos de todo tipo. Un marco ideal que brinda oportunidades como la celebración de jornadas formativas de los distintos cursos que el Sevilla FC, a través de su Innovation Center, ofrece cada año. Esta semana, sin ir más lejos, el templo sevillista acogió la jornada final del Máster de Periodismo Deportivo que organiza junto a la Universidad de Sevilla y otra presencial del Máster en Big Data aplicado al Scouting en fútbol que patrocina junto a la Universidad Católica de Murcia y el Sports Data Campus. Es este último uno de los másteres estrella del programa que ofrece la entidad en su continua colaboración con las universidades y que tanto valor añadido aporta a la marca Sevilla FC. El Máster en Big Data aplicado al Scouting cumple ya cuatro ediciones con más de 200 alumnos que han perfeccionado sus conocimientos y han podido crecer profesionalmente en un sector que aglutina a directores deportivos, analistas y scouts. En esta visita al Sánchez-Pizjuán, realizada el jueves, participaron los alumnos tanto de la III edición, que recibieron sus correspondientes diplomas, como de la IV, que empezó este marzo y finalizará en 2024. Profesionales de distintos departamentos del Sevilla FC, referencia nacional e internacional en el uso del dato y desarrollo tecnológico aplicado al fútbol, fueron quienes impartieron las sesiones formativas. El invitado de lujo fue el nuevo director deportivo del Sevilla FC, Víctor Orta, quien ya participó en las anteriores ediciones como referencia mundial en la materia. Al día siguiente fue el turno para el Máster en Periodismo Deportivo, que cerraba así su curso académico número diez. Organizado por la Facultad de Comunicación de la Universidad de Sevilla, a través del Centro de Formación Permanente, y patrocinado por el Sevilla FC, este máster se cerró con una conferencia magistral a cargo de Ismael Medina, periodista de Movistar. Lo hizo nada menos que en la sala de prensa del Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, que además lleva el nombre de un ilustre periodista deportivo como José Antonio Sánchez-Araújo. Al acto asistieron Pastora Moreno, directora del máster, Enrique López, director de Formación Continua y Complementaria de la US, y el vicepresidente segundo del club, Fernando Carrión, quien destacó el compromiso de la entidad con los medios de comunicación: “El Sevilla FC ha tenido presente siempre que hay que caminar de la mano de la comunicación, de ahí la apuesta decidida, desde los albores del presente siglo, por tener un Departamento de Comunicación potente, acorde a la entidad, creciendo con ella y sensible a las nuevas tecnologías y la actual digitalización de la información. Para nosotros es un orgullo poder colaborar con la Facultad de Comunicación a través de este máster desde su primera edición, formando a periodistas”. Nueva visita de LaLiga Business School Pero el templo sevillista no sólo se convierte en un ‘aula’ de lujo para los cursos y másteres propios, sino que asiduamente es elegido por LaLiga Business School para celebrar jornadas especiales de muchas de sus ofertas académicas. Si en abril hubo visita de los alumnos del Máster de Derecho Deportivo y en mayo de estudiantes provenientes de Hong Kong, estos días han sido los del Máster en Dirección, Metodología y Análisis en el Fútbol. Dichos alumnos tuvieron la oportunidad de conocer el club desde dentro y su gestión en las distintas áreas y departamentos: captación en cantera -dirigida por David Martín Valle, scout de escalafones inferiores del Sevilla FC-, dirección deportiva -por Fermín Galeote, miembro de dicho departamento- y el uso del dato para el scouting por Jesús Olivera, responsable de Data Football en el club.
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The Sevilla FC Chair participates in the awards of the 15th UpoEmprende Contest.

On the morning of Friday, June 23, the XV UpoEmprende Contest event took place at Pablo de Olavide University, as usual, with the collaboration of the Sevilla FC Academic Chair through its Innovation Center. In a space that promotes an entrepreneurial spirit and supports business ideas generated from the university environment, awards were presented after the presentation of the 20 finalist projects, out of a total of 63 projects submitted and 214 participants.

As for the Honorable Mentions, courtesy of the Sevilla FC Academic Chair: University, Business, and Sports, in this edition of the UPOemprende Contest, two ‘Never Give Up’ awards have been granted, each with an economic prize of 400 euros. These Honorable Mentions have been awarded to the Impulsa project, a company responsible for creating virtual reality applications to enhance executive functions and improve the prefrontal lobe, and to 4EyesArenal, a digital platform for educational institutions that enables students, teachers, and administrative staff to efficiently record and resolve incidents in the school’s facilities and workshops.

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The “Tesis” program on Canal Sur TV focuses on the Sevilla FC Academic Chair at Pablo de Olavide University

The Sevilla FC Innovation Center continues to capture the attention of both insiders and outsiders. The platform where the entire innovation proposal that the club offers to the world of sports converges has been featured in the latest edition of the prestigious ‘Tesis’ program on Canal Sur TV. The television program, focused on the dissemination of the work carried out in all the universities of Andalusia, delved into the promotion and development of R&D&I projects carried out at Sevilla FC., which is the only club that has a chair at a university

It is the ‘Sevilla FC: University, Business, and Sports’ Chair, based at Pablo de Olavide University. This chair is primarily focused on the sports field – sports sciences. The goal is to develop an integrated system of research, training, analysis, information, and dissemination activities in areas related to the university, business, and sports domains. Through this chair, Sevilla FC manages to identify and foster talent, as well as contribute to employability, with over a dozen UPO students joining the club in some of its key departments.

In this latest edition of ‘Tesis’, José María Cruz Gallardo, Head of R&D&I at Sevilla FC, explains the club’s commitment as follows: “Student training starts at the university, but at Sevilla FC what we aim to do is contribute, in each training modality, our bit of knowledge so that this training is as closely aligned as possible with the realities of the market, and specifically, with the unique realities of Sevilla FC. We can provide students with a stable and reliable professional environment in which they can grow and apply the education they receive from the university”.

Meanwhile, Laura López de la Cruz, Vice Chancellor of UPO, summarizes the importance of this initiative in the program: “The Sevilla FC Chair serves a key role, which is to merge the knowledge generated in the university with its practical application in the business and society. It promotes the creation of businesses and sports, and thanks to an organization as significant as Sevilla FC, we achieve greater visibility and reach more people”.