Sport & Society is a great example of team play between our university and society

Sport has increased in societal significance and is frequently presented as a solution to many current societal problems. Sport is a rich context for research that can yield new knowledge about co-creating public value. The focus area Sport & Society promotes interdisciplinary research that studies the meaning of sport for a healthy, inclusive and secure society.


PhD and PDEng Hackathon
20 November 2017
On 17 and 18 January 2018 small and interdisciplinary teams of PhD and PDEng students will compete in inventing new, smart solutions for real vitality issues.
Annelies Knoppers
20 November 2017
The North American Society of Sociology of Sport has recognized professor Annelies Knoppers as member of the inaugural class of the NASSS Research Fellows.
omslag boek Vrouwenvoetbal in Nederland
21 August 2017
Sport & Society researchers Martine Prange and Martijn Oosterbaan have completed their research by publishing the book ‘Vrouwenvoetbal in Nederland’.


Thursday 23 November 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Maarten van Bottenburg will give a lecture in Brussels: "De staat van sport: over de toekomst van de sport".
26 - 30
Sunday 26 November 2017 09:00 to Thursday 30 November 2017 17:00
Play the Game 2017 opens its doors for all stakeholders in sport to help find innovative solutions.
Monday 27 November 2017 14:15 to 16:00
Panel discussion of representatives of MACS and governments, as part of the international Play The Game Conference.
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