Focus and Goals

Given the significant growth in the societal and scholarly interest in sport, the focus area Sport & Society offers an unique opportunity to work on a better understanding of the societal meaning of sport and to answer theoretical questions around co-creating public value in and through sport.

The focus area will be divided into three research lines: 1) The meaning of sport for a healthy society; 2) The meaning of sport for an inclusive society; 3) The meaning of sport for a secure society. These research lines are congruent with national and international challenges, top sectors, strategic themes and programs.

Sport & Society’s goals are aimed at stimulating academic development and quality, increasing societal relevance and facilitating networks and new forms of collaboration.

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