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Universities for openness, tolerance and against xenophobia

Nationwide campaign by HRK member universities

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New Vice-President for Transfer- and Information Management Dr. Bettina Rulofs

The German Sport University Cologne has elected a new Vice-President from the Institute of Sociology and Gender Research.

Her term of office commenced on 10th July and will last until 19th May 2020.

 

Dr. Rulofs was born in 1971 and studied sport science and English at the German Sport University...

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'The fear of failure can be greater for a defending champion'

Germany is just the latest defending World Cup champion to fail to advance to the knockout stage of the following tournament. Sports psychologist Jens Kleinert spoke to DW about the "curse of the World Cup champion."

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When is a football goal most likely to be scored?

Dramatic goals with minutes remaining - the 2018 World Cup has delivered them aplenty. Then again, aren't late goals more likely anyhow due to last-ditch heroics? A German sports scientist crunches the data for DW.

 

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"Deutschlandstipendium" - Apply for a scholarship

In order to participate in the award procedure of the “Deutschlandstipendium” scholarship for the winter semester 2018/2019, the submission of the complete application documents until August 11th 2018 is required. The application period starts on July 2nd 2018.

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NASSM Research Fellow Award for Pamela Wicker

PD Dr. Pamela Wicker from the Institute of Sport Economics and Sport Management was awarded with the Research Fellow Award of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM).

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Official Award Ceremony of the German Research Foundation

Coming November, the German Sport University Cologne will host the Science Slam World Cup 2018 and invite international scientists to attend. The concept was selected for funding as part of the German Research Foundation (DFG) ideas competition. The official award ceremony took place last week.

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International Day against Homophobia

Within the framework of an EU project the German Sport University Cologne is conducting research concerning the experiences of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans- and intersexuals in sport. The study is accomponied by the social media campagne #yourvoicecounts.

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Learning from the experiences of survivors

Final Conference of the European Project VOICE on the investigation of sexual violence in sport

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IT-Helpdesk: new opening hours for students

From Monday, 30th April 2018, the IT-Helpdesk of GSU has new opening hours for our students. Personal support you can obtain now every Wednesday from 9am - 12:30 pm and from 2-4 pm.

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Visit by Delegation from National Taiwan Sport Unviversity (NTSU)

From Sunday 15th of April until 18th three esteemed colleagues from the partner university NTSU (National Taiwan Sport University) visited the GSU to meet with fellow researchers and view the campus facilities.

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Science Slam World Cup 2018

During the year of the FIFA World Cup Germany’s only sport university is organizing the Science Slam World Cup 2018 and by this is implementing its successful concept as awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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Physical activity and fitness – an effective approach against dementia?

A new therapeutic approach to improve cognitive impairment might lower the risk for dementia

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Countdown to the UEFA-U17-European Championship in England

Since approx. one and a half years Martin Jedrusiak-Jung from the Institute of Professional Sport Education and Sport Qualifications is Co-Trainer for the players of the year 2001 at the German Football Association (DFB). After 23 international matches and seven training courses he is now looking forward...

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48,9% pass the Physical Aptitude Test

On 6th and 7th of February, once again the Physical Aptitude Test took place at the German Sport University. Overall, approx. 1000 applicants signed up for the test which is the first hurdle on the way to their studies at GSU.

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A tour through South and Central America

The president of the German Sport University Cologne, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heiko Strüder, and the head of the International Office, Dr. Gerard King, have been travelling throughout South and Central America to visit several of GSU´s partner universities.

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Science Slam World Cup

2018 is the year of the soccer World Cup. According to the soccer tournament, the Science Slam World Cup is an international competition for young researchers from all continents to present their own research in a brief and lively science slam format.

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Professional software for M.A. Game Analysis

The Institute of Training and Computer Science in Sport prolongs its cooperation with the STATS Analytics Deutschland GmbH in the context of the Master's course M.A. Game Analysis.

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Cologne´s Team of the Year 2017?

The DSHS SnowTrex Cologne female Volleyball team has the great honour of being nominated for Cologne´s team of the year 2017. The second league champions are now waiting for the public online election which determines the five finalists by 27th February.

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Werner Sonnenschein has passed away

The former head of the International Office, Werner Sonnenschein, passed away on 20th December 2017 at the age of 75.

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Paper-Award for Pamela Wicker

PD Dr. Pamela Wicker, senior lecturer at the Institute of Sport Economics and Sport Management, was awarded the SMAANZ best paper at the conference of the Sport Management Association, Australia & New Zealand.

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70 years GSU

Happy Birthday GSU! On the 29th of November 1947 the German Sport University Cologne was officially opened.

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Research funding through the Badminton World Federation (BWF)

The Institute of Professional Sport Education and Sport Qualifications has been awarded with the BWF funding for their project "A comprehensive analysis of the Rally-Point-System from 2006 to 2017: effects on game characteristics in top-level Badminton matches“.

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For an open-minded university & society

The senate of the German Sport University rejects the planned introduction of tuition fees for students from non-EU states and emphasises the importance of a fair, state-related financing of education.

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Are long jumpers with below the knee amputations at an advantage or disadvantage?

Paper has been published on Markus Rehm

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International Day meets Career Day

The International Day on the 4th of July offered students of the German Sport University the opportunity of a little world tour. Information on the respective universities were served together with regional specialities, food, drinks whilst engaging in physical activities.

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First students from Taiwan at GSU

After the German Sport University Cologne and the National Taiwan Sport University have sucessfully entered into a partnership in February 2017, it is a great honour for GSU to welcome the first two exchange students from Taiwan for the ongoing winter semester.

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Employees want to sit down less and walk more during work days

Desk-based workers would like to spend less time sitting down and more time walking or doing physical activity as part of their working day, research published in the open access journal BMC Research Notes suggests. To match these preferences, health promotion activities to reduce sitting time in the...

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Diagoras: International Academic Journal on Olympic Studies

The Olympic Studies Center (OSC) at the German Sport University Cologne has co-founded the electronic journal Diagoras: International Academic Journal on Olympic Studies with the OSCs of the University of Christchurch's in New Zealand and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). The journal’s...

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Fabian Hambüchen honoured

Olympic gold medallist and GSU student Fabian Hambüchen was honoured with the "Silberne Ehrennadel" for his excellent performances in 2016!

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Increase in external funds

In the year 2015 Professors at German universities (excluding medical institutions) raised third-party funds on average of 257.600 Euro (+0,5% compared to 2014).

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Powerful VOICE European Workshop

Within the scope of the EU-funded VOICE project, a European Workshop was organised in Cologne, Germany, between September 25 and 29, 2017, bringing forward voices for truth and dignity from victims and survivors of sexual harassment, violence and abuse.

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M.A. Olympic Studies: Ongoing financial support of the IOC

The international part-time study programme M.A. Olympic Studies, which is organized by the Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) of the GSU, has been granted a continuation of its ongoing financial support provided by the IOC for the years 2017 and 2018.

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Free Tickets to the philharmonic hall

The Cologne philharmonic orchestra is offering a wonderful opportunity for the freshmen of the German Sport University: As of today 80 vouchers are available at the InfoPoint.

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Welcome to GSU!!

With the start of the winter term 2017/2018 the German Sport University welcomes more than 800 new students from all over the world.

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GSU team takes part in Olympia seminar in Olympia/Greece

For the 10th time the sport scientific Olympia seminar of the German Olympic Academy took part from the 02nd - 10th of September 2017 - once again hosted by the International Olympic Acadamy in Olympia/Greece. A team of the German Sport University Cologne has taken this opportunity to undertake a study...

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Germany´s track and field athletes shine at the university games in Taipeh

Dr. Norbert Stein, lecturer and representative of high performance sport at GSU, led 26 track and field athletes on a very successful winning streak in Taipeh.

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Internship overseas - Deadline extension

Students wishing to do an internship in 2017 for at least six weeks have the opportunity of applying for a PROMOS scholarship.

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Scholarship for exchange semester in India

The International Offic of GSU is offering an exclusive scholarship for an exchange semester at its partner university Lakshmibai National Institute for Physical Education in Gwalior, India.

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Growing up with anabolic agents

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Schänzer, Head of the Institute of Biochemistry and the WADA accredited Anti-Doping Lab retires

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Admission process at GSU ongoing...

The admission processes for the Bachelor´s and Master´s programs for the upcoming winter term at GSU are in full swing

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Gold for Konstanze Klosterhalfen

GSU student Konstanze Klosterhalfen wins Gold over 1500m in 4:10,30 minutes at the European championships (U23) in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

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Graduation ceremony 2017

Once again, the GSU will be hosting its in-house graduation ceremony for graduates, parents, friends, alumni and VIP guests on 8th of July 2017.

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International Day - Haggis and Fisu

The International Day on the 4th of July offered students of the German Sport University the opportunity of a little world tour. Information on the respective universities were served together with regional specialities, food, drinks whilst engaging in physical activities.

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Bridging the Gap between Science and Practice

The 35th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports was held in Cologne, Germany from June 14th until June 18th on the campus of the German Sport University of Cologne.

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The first international graduates of the European Handball Manager

On the 2nd of June 2017 the 18 successful participants of the European Handball Manager (EHM) degree received their graduation certificate from the honory President of the European Handball Federation Jean Brihault.

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Be a Winner … in Sports and at Work

European Research Project Examines the Dual Careers of Elite Athletes

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Visit to Australian and New Zealand partner universities

The President, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heiko Strüder, Vice-President Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Schneider and Head of International Office, Dr. Gerard King, visited partner universities from Australia and New Zealand in March 2017.

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Voices for truth and dignity (VOICE) - report meeting in Vienna

On February 23 and 24, partners in the European project VOICE met for a report meeting in Vienna, Austria. The project focuses on combating sexual violence and harassment in European sport through research and by listening to voices of those affected, promoting safe sporting environments and freedom from...

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Fan Aggression: The Counterproductive Effects of Playing Down Rivalries

Research of the German Sport University Cologne proves Club Officials wrong: Playing down football rivalries promotes aggression while acknowledging conflict reduces tension between rival fans.

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Master´s day 2017

You are interested in studying in one of our nine Master's degrees? Then visit our Master's day where you can obtain detailed information about our consecutive Master's degree courses at GSU.

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Visit by Japanese delegation from Tenri University

From 16.02.2017 onward a Japanese delegation from Tenri University comprising students and staff are visiting the German Sport University Cologne.

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Partnership with Sport University from Taiwan

The German Sport University is glad to announce a new partnership with the National Taiwan Sport University which provides our students with further possibilities to go abroad.

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Partnership with India´s renowned Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education

On the 01.02.2017 Prof. Dilip Kumar Dureha, Vice-President of the Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE), and Prof. Dr. Dr. Stefan Schneider, Vice-President of External Relations and Knowledge Management of the German Sport University Cologne, signed a cooperation agreement between...

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Research funds of the German Sport University

With the aim to provide young researchers the opportunity to implement their own research ideas while expanding their individual profile the German Sport University offers two internal research funds: call no. 3 and 4. Deadline of application is the 20th of March 2017.

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GSU students at the Sportmanagement Game in Groningen

For more than ten years students from all over Europe come together in Groningen to apply the theoretical background from their studies in an interactive environment and based on typical examples from the practice.

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Award ceremony for the Deutschlandstipendium

22 students have been awarded with the Deutschlandstipendium on the 14th of November at the Playa.

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International Congress on Sports Science and Yoga 2017

The International Congress on Sport Science and Yoga aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Sport Science and Yoga.

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Offizieller Handball der EHF

European Handball Manager – Start of the second course

31 October sees the start of the first phase of attendance at the German Sport University, Cologne.

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International reception of Cologne´s universities

Jens Kleinert, Vice President at GSU, welcomed all international students and guest researchers on behalf of all Cologne´s universities in the city hall of Cologne

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Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand

On the 01st of October, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Wassong, head of the Institute of Sport History and Director of the Center of Olympic Studies, was appointed as adjunct professor at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

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GSU funding opportunities for research

For the second time the German Sport University is offering various funding opportunities to support young researchers in different stages of their scientific career.

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True Winner: Agreement signed

This weekend, the German tennis player Angelique Kerber competes in the Wimbledon final. These days, a team from the German Sport University Cologne could also score a big point at London’s traditional tournament.

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Visit from Shanghai

16 students from the Shanghai University of Sport (SUS) are currently visiting the German Sport University.

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Advantage or disadvantage for long jumper Markus Rehm?

Invitation to the press conference - 30th of May 2016, 10 am, The German Sport & Olympic Museum.

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My-AHA: Active and healthy ageing

EU-project to fight age-related frailty started at the Institute of Movement and Sport Gerontology. Altogether, 16 European and non-European partners are involved.

 

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Kick-Off for the European project VOICE

The Institute of Sport Sociology and Gender Studies starts a new EU-project which is devoted to sexual violence in European sport

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Two new Master´s degrees launched

Two new Master´s degrees have been incorporated into the study program of the German Sport University Cologne

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Science shows that eSports professionals are real athletes

Scientists at the German Sports University have conducted a study of eSports athletes and they were surprised by their results. Read more on dw.com.

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GSU and Bloomsburg University consolidate their young partnership

After the start of this partnership in 2014, both Presidents point the way to a promising and fruitful collaboration in the future.

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SUNY Cortland and GSU continue partnership

Presidents Erik Bitterbaum (SUNY Cortland) and Heiko Strueder (German Sport University Cologne) celebrate more than 40 years of university partnership and an extension of the existing partnership agreement on occasion of Professor Strueder's visit to SUNY Cortland.

 

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European Association for Sport Management

During the General Assembly last Friday EASM members elected new board members. One of the new board members is Stefan Walzel, Institute of Sport Economics and Sportmanagement.

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"European Handball Manager" launches

World champions Fritz and Glandorf choose new professional qualification offered by German Sport University.

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Stephan Wassong selected as reviewer of the IOC

Prof. Dr. Stephan Wassong has been selected as reviewer of the “Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme” of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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New qualification for handball managers

The EHF and the German Sport University Cologne have announced a cooperation that will see the introduction of a tailor-made education course for European handball managers from the beginning of the 2015/16 season.

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M.A. Olympic Studies

The main objective of the unique degree programme M.A. Olympic Studies is to provide the students with an interdisciplinary knowledge about the Olympic Movement.

 

 

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M.Sc. Sport Management

The M.Sc. Sport Management is a highly research oriented degree programme emphasizing an international perspective.

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