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


12 March 2019
The first batch of the Global Master’s Programme Sport for Development will be formally and festively concluded on March 20.
Michel van Slobbe: Onder Ons
20 February 2019
In his dissertation Michel van Slobbe shows what happens when the government enforces the integration of different groups through interventions in sport clubs.
Prof. dr. Aoju Chen. Foto: Ivar Pel
18 February 2019
Prof. Aoju Chen has been granted a Research IT innovation fund for developing an Automatic Analysis of Speech Prosody (AASP) tool.


Friday 17 May 2019 12:45 to 13:30
Attractive and accessible public spaces that invite people to engage in sports are important for encouraging more participation in sports, writes Ineke Deelen
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