Research Centre on Chinese-European Sport Politics
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mittag
Since September 2012
The fast and dynamic development of Asia attracts the interest of the media and the academic world. Though sport has not been the centre of western attention, the reflection on Asian – and in particular on Chinese – sport development promises important insights. Against this situation, the Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies aims at deepening the transnational cooperation in sport-related research between Asia and Europe. Major fields of interest are the areas of economics, elite sports and urban planning/ health/ grassroots sport as well as civil society.
One key activity has been a congress set on Chinese sport development and German-Chinese sport cooperation in 2013. It is planned to initiate a number of workshops on specific topics and research in next years. In addition to this, the exchange of academics, doctoral students and master students will be increased.