Prof. Dr. Florian Kainz

is the director of the International Football Institute and heads the research teams as scientific director.

Prof. Kainz has many years of experience in teaching and research in the field of sports and football management.
is one of Prof. Kainz’s research areas:

  • Web 2.0 in top-level sports marketing

  • Sports and Event Management

  • Competence Management

He is also co-author of the reference book:
“Sports financing and sports betting – reflections on phenomena, possibilities and dangers in commercial sport”.

Steinheilstraße 8, 85737 Ismaning

Academic background

  • Since 2014 Affiliate Professor at Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia, CA

  • Since 2007University of Applied Management (HAM) (Erding) Professorship for “Education and Knowledge Management” and “Sports Management

  • Since 2007 Lecturer at the University of Applied Management in the degree programme Sport Management (M.A.) in the fields of:
    Event Management, Event Organisation, Event Financing, Colloquia, Research Seminars, Project Seminars and Studies

  • Lecturer at the Private University Schloss Seeburg in the Master of Business Administration and Business Administration (M.A.) programmes in the following areas:
    Competence Management in Sport (especially in football), Knowledge Management, Virtual Action Learning, Sector Specific Studies, Research Seminars, Colloquia, Organisation, Process Management in Sport (especially in football)

Academic training

  • 2003 – 2005 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich Part-time doctoral studies in the Department of Education Degree: Dr.phil.

  • 1997 – 2002 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Studies in Economics, Politics & Sociology Degree: State Examination

Professional experience

  • Since 2013 IUNworld GmbH (Erding), Managing Director

  • Since 2012 International Football Institute (Ismaning), Director

  • Since 2012 Hochschule für angewandtes Management GmbH (Erding), Managing Director