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.


13 April 2017
One of the areas of focus of Sport & Society are youth with chronic diseases or physical disabilities.
5 April 2017
Gathering of creative spirits that develop new ideas and innovations on Sports, Vitality and Active Lifestyles.
Maarten van Bottenburg
3 April 2017
Professor Maarten van Bottenburg, coordinator of Sport & Society, has accepted the prestigious Francqui Chair at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.


Monday 1 May 2017 19:00 to 21:15
After the documentary Alice Cares prof. of industrial design Steven Vos discusses how technology can keep us fit.
Tuesday 9 May 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Maarten van Bottenburg will give a public lecture in Brussels: "Versporting en ontsporting: over de voorwaarden van sport als relatief autonome activiteit".
Friday 12 May 2017 08:30 to 14:00
The national Fit Kids Day will take place on May 12 at the KNVB Campus in Zeist.
Voetballende kinderen