The field of sport politics has become increasingly important due to the growing interdependence between sport and other social areas. The influence of especially political actors on the regulation of sport and its frameworks as well as the growing Europeanisation and globalisation contribute have fostered this development.
The Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies provides a framework for activities on sport politics and leisure development of the German Sport University. Together with cooperation partners, findings from politics, social sciences and sport science are brought together in order to make visible changes and perspectives of sport development. The team of the Institute lead by Jean Monnet Professor Dr. Jürgen Mittag offers students, academics and further interested parties numerous offers in teaching and research.
The Institute focusses is on the topics "sports policy", "sport and development" and "leisure and tourism research". High attention is paid to the European dimension of sport. The Institute is also head of the "Forum Sports Policy" and host of the annual symposia on sports politics.
Since winter term 2016/17 there is a new Master Programme „International Sport Development and Politics“.
Based on this website, the Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies would like to provide information on its activitites, but also encourage to get in contact with us. We are looking forward to a constructive dialogue.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mittag / Dr. Karen Petry
Nerxt joint information meeting SEB12
The next joint information meeting for students who must take SEB 12 examinations takes place on Wednesday, 17.10.2018 at 10.00am.
Doctoral Scholarship at Johannes-Rau-Gesellschaft e.V.
The Johannes-Rau-Gesellschaft e.V. allocates a doctoral scholarship of 1450,- Euro monthly for a period of 2 years from October 1st 2016 onwards. The deadline for applications is August 6th, 2016.more
Courses for winter term 2018/19
The courses of the IESF for the winter term 2018/19 are online.more