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The Institute of Sport Science is characterised in its teaching and research by its integrative and application-oriented orientation with a focus on social and behavioural sciences. While the Bachelor's programme teaches the basics of sport science in a broad thematic way, the consecutive Master's programme in Sport Science enables specialisation in Health Promotion, Sport Management or Teaching & Learning.

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 promoted by the international doctroal programme "Interdisciplinary Sport Science" and the interdisciplinary colloquium "Bernese Talks on Sport Science" ("Berner Gespräche zur Sportwissenschaft") organised by the Institute.

News and events

Start of the SNSF Starting Grant project of Christian Vater

On 1 January 2024, Christian Vater will start as an assistant professor in the SNSF Starting Grant project "Mechanisms of peripheral vision in complex decision making" at ISPW (project duration: 5 years). The starting team will be completed by Božo Vukojević (as a doctoral student), who completed his Master's degree at the German Sport University in Cologne, and Svitlana Pinchuk (as a computer scientist), who successfully completed her Master's degree at the ISPW. You can find out more about the project in the UniAKTUELL article (in German). We warmly welcome Christian and his team and wish them a good start!

Porträt von Prof. Dr. Ernst-Joachim Hossner.

New director of the institute

On 22 November 2023, Ernst-Joachim Hossner took over the position of Managing Director of the Institute from Siegfried Nagel. The ISPW staff would like to thank colleague Nagel for his many years of dedicated and successful work and wish colleague Hossner a successful start in his new position.


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