Sport & Society promotes interdisciplinary research and education that studies the meaning of sport. We aim to contribute to a successful society by focusing on the impact of sport for public issues, such as public health and social resilience.

Sport is a rich context that can yield new insights about addressing social issues concerning health, inclusion and security.
Janneke Plantenga
responsible dean Sport & Society


Sport and Society call seed money 2020-2022
12 November 2019
Sport & Society aims to subsidise research programmes investigating ‘criminal undermining of sport clubs’ and ‘risky play’.
Callibrating Inclusive Sporting Encounters
2 August 2019
Het ZonMw onderzoeksprogramma Sport en Bewegen heeft een subsidie toegekend gekregen.
GMP Visit school Geluksburg
27 May 2019
The universities of Johannesburg, Tsukuba and Utrecht would like to further develop this programme and make it structural and financially sustainable.
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