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The Institute of Sport Science is part of the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Bern, along with the institutes of Education and Psychology. The Institute of Sport Science in Berne is characterised in teaching and research by its integrative and application-oriented approach with a focus on social and behavioral science.

In research, a problem-oriented strategy is pursued that focuses on the phenomena of sport in its entire breadth and whose implementation is supported by excellent personnel and equipment research facilities. The academic exchange in sport science is also promoted by the interdisciplinary colloquium "Bernese Talks on Sport Science" ("Berner Gespräche zur Sportwissenschaft") organised by the institute.

International Doctoral Program

Doctoral Program "Interdisciplinary Sport Science" Berne-Tübingen

Together with the Institute of Sports Science at the University of Tübingen, the doctroal program "Interdisciplinary Sport Science" was designed. This is one of the few internationally oriented doctroal programs within sport science.


News and events

Ein Fussballer im Sensomotoriklabor.

SNSF Starting Grant for Christian Vater

In a competitive procedure (overall funding rate: 14%), Christian Vater - as one of a total of eight grantees at the University of Bern - was successful in obtaining an SNSF Starting Grant. The grant aims to build up his own research group to support his application for a professorship and, in addition to his own position, includes project funds for 5 years, which are intended to finance two doctoral students including IT support. Christian will therefore return from ETH Zurich to the BT department of ISPW in January 2024 as an assistant professor to conduct independent research on "Mechanisms of peripheral vision in complex decision making".

Alexander Steiger mit Doktorenhut.

Successful disputation Alexander Steiger

On 2 November, Alexander Steiger defended his dissertation on "The importance of the group for social participation in inclusive sport" and thus successfully completed his doctorate. We congratulate him very warmly!


A threefold welcome

A warm welcome to Dr. Johanna Korte, Marion Gasser and PD Dr. André Klostermann, who will take up their positions in the Department of Sport Pedagogy on 1 August 2022!
Johanna Korte and André Klostermann are job-sharing the lectureship "People in Digital Transformation" and now the Department of Sports Education is looking forward to a lot of digital and analogue competence! In addition, Marion Gasser starts her position as a doctoral candidate in the project "Active School" and will hopefully bring a lot of momentum to the school and to the ISPW.


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