IOC AND MONASH UNIVERSITY WORKING TO FORMALIZE TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE PROGRAM
Lausanne, 16 May 2001 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today in Lausanne it will enhance its transfer of knowledge (TOK) program by working with Monash University of Australia to maximize the effective use of the information gained by the organization of each successive Olympic Games.
The IOC, in cooperation with the Sydney Organizing Committee (Sydney 2000), developed the TOK program by documenting their experience organizing the 2000 Olympic Games. Monash Ed, a division of Monash University, is poised to enter a partnership with the IOC to help configure the data captured from the Games’ organizers in a way that both facilitates and augments the transfer of knowledge.
“The IOC has long recognized the need to pass on the lessons learned from the organization of one Games to the organizers of the next. Monash is well positioned to help us do that. Our relationship will deliver significant benefits,” said IOC Vice-President Kevan Gosper.
Gilbert Felli, IOC director of Sports and Games Coordination, added, “Each Olympic Games produces a great amount of knowledge and experience that needs to be properly managed to improve upon the organization of future Games. The product of our arrangement with Monash Ed will assist the IOC and organizers with the staging of the Games.”
Monash University is Australia’s leading education exporter. With 45,000 students, it is a global institution operating a network of campuses in Australia, Malaysia, and South Africa, with well advanced plans for additional campuses in Asia and South America. It has centers in Italy and the U.K., and is a participant in major national centers in Washington and Berlin.
Mr. Paul Ramler, deputy chancellor of Monash University and chairman of Monash Ed, said, “Monash University is a leader in the field of knowledge management and education with an increasing global presence. Working with internationally recognized institutions, such as the IOC and future organizing committees, is consistent with our long term objectives.”