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.


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’.
cover Sport & Strategie
21 August 2017
The bi-monthly magazine Sport & Strategie publishes two full pages of Sport & Society news in each printed edition.
EK Damesvoetbal 2017, Frank van Eekeren en Rutger de Kwaasteniet
14 July 2017
Frank van Eekeren and Rutger de Kwaasteniet on the impact of big sports events and the growth of women's football.


Tuesday 3 October 2017 16:00 to 19:00
Researchers of Sport & Society and refugees will share their research findings and experiences about the meaning of sport for refugees in our society.
Thursday 19 October 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Maarten van Bottenburg will give a lecture in Brussels: "Instrumentalisering en commercialisering: over de precaire relatie tussen sport, staat en markt".
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".
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