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Auckland University of Technology, Sports Performance Research Institute, New Zealand

Auckland University of Technology offers undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in a wide range of sport and exercise related disciplines which are developed through extensive collaboration with New Zealand's top sport and exercise industry partners. The Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) at AUT University is committed to becoming a world-class physical human performance research institute that provides leadership, resources and support services to make a difference to the community and industry through its applied physical human performance research.  AUT University is the top-rated University in NZ for Sport and Exercise Science research.


Barry University, School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences, USA

The School is greater than the collection of its three departments: Campus Recreation and Wellness, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Sport and Exercise Sciences. It is a school making substantive contributions to excellence in glocal (global through local) initiatives in education, community service and scholarship. It is the School that uniquely blends physical, intellectual and social/spiritual dimensions that facilitate the transformation of human potential through sport and physical activity.


China Institute of Sport Science (CISS), China

China Institute of Sport Science (CISS), established in 1958, is a comprehensive non-profit research institute at state level and with multi-disciplines, kept and developed solely by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China for public services. CISS sets its strategy on basing itself in the field of sport science while orienting itself nationwide. Its research work focuses on the basic and applied research in the field of sport science. By reinforcing the technological innovations with the aim of playing a supporting and leading role in sport science field, CISS builds itself into a world-class comprehensive sport science research base.


Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK teachers and students hail from all corners of the world.


Copenhagen University Hospital “Rigshospitalet”, Denmark

At the Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism we have identified skeletal muscle as an endocrine organ that produces and releases signal peptides or “myokines”. Our research concept links a molecular approach with whole body in vivo metabolic functions in humans. CIM is supported by the Danish National Research Foundation.


Edge Hill University, United Kingdom

Edge Hill University provides an innovative, high quality and inclusive learning experience underpinned by a commitment to the advancement, dissemination and application of knowledge. As a learning-led University, Edge Hill is dedicated to developing students as skilled autonomous learners in challenging and supportive environments.


Escola Superior de Desporto de Rio Maior, Instituto Politécnico de Santarém (ESDRM-IPS), Portugal

The Sport Sciences School of Rio Maior (est. 1997) is focused in Sport & Exercise Sciences, in the fields of higher education, research and lifelong learning - Coaching, Fitness & Health, Outdoor Sports, Sports Management, Special Populations, Physical Activity & Healthy Lifestyle (European bachelor), having a strong connection with the community.


Gazi University, Turkey

Gazi University is a public university primarily located in Ankara, Turkey. It was established in 1926 by Kemal Atatürk as Gazi Teacher Training Institute.


Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, Poland

In 2014 Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport celebrates its 45th anniversary. However, the Higher School of Physical Education was established over four decades ago, the Technical School of Physical Education had already been in operation since 1952. Today, the University is a modern, two-faculty sports university where over 3200 students study under the guidance of 165 academics. The rich and varied nature of what the University has to offer is available not just to students but also to graduates and all those who are interested in upgrading their qualifications in the fields of sport, physiotherapy, tourism and recreation.


German Sport University Cologne, Germany

Quality Education and International Research. This is the motto of the German Sport University Cologne, Germany’s only sport university. Equipped with modern bachelor’s and master’s programmes and internationally renowned for its research, the German Sport University Cologne plays a leading role in the field of sport science – and has permanently shaped it in the process.


Ghent University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Belgium

Ghent University (UGent) is one of the major universities in the Dutch-speaking region of Europe. It distinguishes itself as a socially committed and pluralistic university in a broad international perspective. UGent aims to be a creative community in a changing world.


International Non-Olympic University, India

International Non-Olympic Committee is a motivation of millions of peoples all over the world and it is a Second Largest Sports organization which supports all sports which is not recognized by Olympic. Following the footsteps ‘International Non-Olympic University’ is a university with a mission to make difference in field of education. International Non-Olympic University (I.N.O.U) is managed and run by International Non-Olympic Committee. 


Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education, Poland

The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice is organized in three faculties: Physical Education, Sport and Tourism Management and Physiotherapy. Academy of Physical Education in Katowice is one of the largest Sport Academies in Poland, at present there are over 5000 full-time and extramural undergraduate students, 140 doctoral students and 500 post-graduate students.


KU Leuven, Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences (FaBeR), Belgium

The Department of Kinesiology, KU Leuven Belgium, consists of five research groups with a different focus, but each contributing to the optimization of health, well-being and quality of life in society through physical activity, and to performance improvement in a wide range of physical activities and sports.


Latvian Academy of Sport Education (LASE), Latvia

The Latvian Academy of Sport Education (LASE) was founded on September 6, 1921. The Latvian Academy of Sport Education is a state higher education institution that realizes internationally accredited study programmes to train specialists to work in education, sport, state, municipal institutions and organizations as they have the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to lead and organize education, sport, health promoting and other activities.


Lithuanian Sport University, Lithuania

Lithuanian Sports University (LSU) starting its tradition from 1934 is the cradle of Lithuanian sports. University has been playing for the last 8 decades and still plays the important role in sports development in general as well as in sports science and sports education. There are 18 programs presented for the university students, six of them are offered for international students in English. LSU is the only national institution specialising in sports education where studies, sports science, wellness and practical sports activity are combined.


Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Liverpool John Moores University has a proud history of innovation and research launching the UK’s first single honours degree in Sports Science in 1975 and in 1998 the world’s first degree in Science and Soccer. Research activities range from studies at a cellular level to whole-body responses to exercise, and from elite athletes to the elderly.


London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Located close to central London, London Metropolitan University (LMU) offers undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in a range of sport and exercise related disciplines. The school of human sciences boasts the newly built “super lab” for tissue culture research and exercise biochemistry.


Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Loughborough is the UK’s leading university in the area of Sport. Sport related research ranges from Sports Technology (Engineering) to Sport Ergonomics, Environmental Ergonomics and Physiology (Design School) and to Sport Science and Management, Physical Education, Sociology and Sport (School for Sports Health and Exercise Sciences).


Maastricht University, School for Nutrition, Toxicology and Metabolism (NUTRIM), Netherlands

NUTRIM catalyses translational research into metabolic and chronic inflammatory disorders (i.e. metabolic syndrome/diabetes, IBD/intestinal failure and COPD) that will contribute to innovative personalised lifestyle and medicine approaches with a focus on nutrition, toxicology and metabolism.


Manav Rachna International University (MRIU), India

Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (MREI), founded in 1997, have grown to become one of the best education entities in the country and have built a reputation for excellence in professional education and research. A brainchild of renowned educationist & philanthropist, Dr. O.P Bhalla, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions now encompass a group of nine vibrant, world class institutions.


Marquette University Law School, National Sports Law Institute, USA

Founded in 1989, the National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School is the only Institute of its kind associated with an American law school. The Institute's Mission is to be the leading national educational and research institute for the study of legal, ethical and business issues affecting amateur and professional sports from an academic and practical perspective. The Institute sponsors local and national events including conferences and symposia for individuals in the sports industry, and disseminates information on the sports industry and sports law through its many publications, such as the Marquette Sports Law Review.


Mosul University, College of Physical Education, Iraq

Achieving the content of the basics of growth and development by providing the opportunity for all to develop physical and skill aspects and emotional, cognitive and social learning, training and access to the best sporting achievement. Attention to leadership, individual motivations for behavior modification and activation of academic and educational contacts.


Ovidius University of Constanta, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Romania

Constanta higher education after 1989, the new university was called for the establishment of a Faculty of physical education and sport. Arguments supporting this imperative were: to provide the opportunity for high school graduate teaching qualifications in the field, to resume the tradition department and stated that operated nationally during 1971-1983, were offered a large university qualified sportsmen Constanta name required performance sport nationally and internationally.


Research Center for Sport, Health and Human Development, Portugal

The Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health and Human Development (CIDESD) is a cross-institutional multi-disciplinary unity of applied research hosted in the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (Vila Real) producing research in three major programs: A) CreativeLab: developing collaborative work and creativity in sports; B) STRONG: analysing genetic, physiological and biomechanical models able to describe human performance; C) GERON: focused in relationship between physical activity, exercise and health in the elderly.


Robert Gordon University, Scotland

Robert Gordon University delivers more than 300 courses to over 15,000 students from 120 countries. Over the last decade it has consistently had one of the best records of any UK university for graduate-level employment and it is recognised in The Times Good University Guide 2013 as the best modern university in the UK - for the fifth year running.


Shanghai University of Sport (SUS), China

Shanghai University of Sport (SUS), the very first university of its kind in New China, was established in November 1952. SUS comprises schools and departments that offer bachelor and postgraduate programs, programs for adults and programs for overseas students, as well as one affiliated competitive sport school.


Siberian State University of Physical Education and Sports, Russia

Founded in 1950. Main activities: bachelors’ academic education, masters and PhD students of physical education and sports, sports science. Research areas: system of sports training, sports physiology, physical fitness of the population, history and sociology of sport.


Technical University of Munich, Germany

Chair of Training Science and Sport Informatics

The chair of Training Science and Sports Informatics deals with problems of competition and training research especially under application of tools from information technology. In the domain of theoretical performance analysis models of the complex structure of sports are developed. In the domain of practical performance analysis the methodology of practical interventions is explored and applications in top level sports are realized comprising new methods of training or diagnostics and technological support. A third domain of activities is talent research.


Department of Prevention, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, Medical Faculty

The Department of Prevention, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine (PRS) is part of the Medical Faculty of the Technical University of Munich and the Faculty of Sports and Health Promotion (secondary membership). The activities of the PRS are based on three pillars: scientific research, management of an outpatient clinic for preventive care and athletes, and academic education. Scientific research focuses on prevention and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, mobility in elderly, and health services research.


United States Sports Academy

For more than 40 years, the Academy has been a sport education leader and innovator. Today, the Academy is the largest graduate school of sport education in the world. It remains the only freestanding school of sport education in America with regionally accredited online programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. The United States Sports Academy is an independent, nonprofit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and the world with programs in instruction, research and service.


Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Department of Physical Education and Sports, Brazil

UFRRJ is one of the most beautiful universities in Brazil, located in Rio de Janeiro. The undergraduate degree in physical education is leading in the students registered, and it is linked to the Department of Physical Education and Sports which manages all activities of teaching, physical activities programs and research in sport sciences.


University of Alberta, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, Canada

The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation is Canada's leading physical education and recreation faculty and is, truly, where the “Art and Science of Human Movement come Alive!” This is a vibrant academic community with its sights set on providing a rich and intellectually-invigorating environment in which to learn, grow - and thrive. We value teaching and research equally and are committed to excellence in both. Our vision is “to inspire the human spirit through meaningful achievements in physical activity, sport and leisure that impact the health and quality of life in all levels of society.”


University of Coimbra (UC), Portugal

The University of Coimbra (UC) was founded in 1290 and it is one of the oldest universities in Europe. It is located in the city of Coimbra, in the Portugal’s Central Region between Porto and Lisbon. It offers a wide variety of recognised graduate and postgraduate degree programmes covering almost all fields of scientific research and knowledge. Currently, the UC has 8 Faculties and 150 Research Centres and Institutes.


University of Coruña (UDC), Spain

The University of A Coruña was founded under the Galician Universities Law 11/1989 on July 20th, 1989. The Constituent Assembly passed the University Statutes on the February 4th, 1992 and these were published in the Official Bulletin (DOG) on September 17th, 1992.


University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain

University of Extremadura (in Spanish: Universidad de Extremadura) is a Spanish public university in Extremadura (Badajoz and Cáceres). UEx was founded in 1973 by Decree 991/1973, May 10 (BOE May 18th) of the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain.


University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, Finland

The Faculty with its three departments and unique combination of disciplines - biomechanics, exercise physiology, science of sport coaching and fitness testing, gerontology and public health, health education, physiotherapy, sport medicine, physical education, sport psychology, social sciences in sports - provides a unique research environment and international Master’s programmes with the aim to advance the knowledge-base, methods and expertise for assessing and promoting exercise, health and well-being.


University of Konstanz, Germany

Founded in 1966 the University of Konstanz is one of Germany's top research universities and has an excellent profile in teaching and research. Its 'Institutional Strategy to Promote Top-Level Research' is furthered within the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.


University of Leeds, Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences (CSES), United Kingdom

The Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences (CSES) is located within the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leeds, UK. The research of CSES focuses on the mechanisms associated with dysfunctional conditions, such as heart failure and motor control disorders, and the physical and mental effects of physical activity. We research patient groups to individual genes and proteins to improve human health and well-being across the lifespan.


University of Lethbridge, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Canada

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education values and promotes the study of human movement from a multidisciplinary perspective. With a vibrant group of faculty members engaged in internationally recognized research across the sciences and humanities, the department is currently experiencing tremendous growth at the graduate level. In addition, in 2012, the University was named Canada’s Research University of the Year (undergraduate category).


University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sport and Physical Education, Montenegro

The University of Montenegro was founded in 1974 and it is only one state university in Montenegro. On the other hand, the Faculty for Sport and Physical Education as a university unit operates independently since 2008 and is the Montenegrin’s leading institution in the area of sport science.


University of Pitesti, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Research Center for Human Performance, Romania

Our RCHP is focused to provide scientific assistance for human performance in the modern society, to the sports clubs and federations, to represent a scientific platform for researchers in order to achieve their studies and researches and to provide a framework for the Physical Education and Sport students to accomplish their licenses and dissertations.


University of Porto, Faculty of Sport (FADEUP), Portugal

The Faculty of Sport of the University of Porto (FADEUP) displays modern and very well equipped facilities for sports and academic activities. With around 40 years, FADEUP is nowadays one of the references in Europe/World for teaching/research in the area of Sport.


University of Queensland, School of Human Movement Studies

The School of Human Movement Studies is internationally renowned as one of Australia's leading education and research centres in human movement, sport and exercise sciences. Researchers and academics draw on the biophysical and sociocultural sciences to extend, apply and transmit knowledge and understanding about human movement. Staff focus on many fields including exercise and sport sciences, health, sport, physical education, sport coaching, sport and exercise psychology, nutrition and dietetics.


University of Rostock, Institute of Sport Sciences, Germany

The University of Rostock was founded in 1419 and looks back on a long tradition of educating students and doing research. The UoR aims at developing its international cooperation and make a valuable contribution to the development of the region.


University Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia

Established as the second university in the country in 1969, University Sains Malaysia (USM) was first known as the University of Penang, before the University’s Act came into effect on 4th October 1971.


University of St. Etienne & University of Savoie, Laboratory of Exercise Physiology (LPE), France

The LPE is 27 researchers + 20 doctoral students from University of Saint Etienne and University of Savoie focused on human i) regulations and adaptations of muscular function, ii) biomechanics of locomotion and balance and iii) neuro-muscular factors of exercise tolerance.


University of Tsukuba, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, Japan

The Faculty of Health and Sports Sciences at the University of Tsukuba seeks to contribute to the development of scientific culture through comprehensive promotion of basic and applied research in a wide range of academic fields from the natural sciences to the humanities and social sciences.


University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology, Croatia

The Faculty of Kinesiology is an academic, educational and research institution of higher education in the Republic of Croatia, one of the younger members of the University of Zagreb. The subject-matter core content of the old undergraduate baccalaureate and postgraduate Master's and Doctoral degrees, as well as of the new integral graduate university Master's and the postgraduate Doctoral degrees is kinesiology, a relatively young science. It is an empirical transdisciplinar general science field that uses primarily experimental approach in its comprehensive investigation of principles and regularities of human movement or physical activity and exercise, where humans are observed as integral bio-psycho-social beings.


Victoria University, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL), Australia

Our vision is to be a world-leading research institute in sport, exercise science and active living. Our mission is to make important contributions to society through innovative research in sport, exercise science and active living. ISEAL has the most comprehensive range of sport and exercise science facilities in the southern hemisphere. ISEAL houses world-class laboratories in motor learning and skill performance, exercise physiology, motor control, biochemistry and molecular biology, biomechanics, exercise rehabilitation as well as clinical exercise, gymnasium facilities.


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