Host institutions

University of Malmö

Malmö University was founded in 1998 and is a young, modern and international university. It has about 25 000 students and offers undergraduate and postgraduate education.

Education and research for a sustainable society

Malmö University’s mission is to be an active hub for research, education, and innovation that benefit a global society. The activities of Malmö University are aligned with and focused on the major challenges in our society today and we strive to become a university open to the world around us. Hence, our research is often multidisciplinary and is frequently pursued in collaboration with partners from outside the university.

Campus – in the heart of Malmö

It is located in the city of Malmö. Naturally, our educational programs and research are influenced by Malmö’s entrepreneurial environment. Located downtown and by the sea, the university has played an important role in the transformation of Malmö from an industrial town to a center of learning. About a third of our first year students have an international background and our goal is to create a truly international study environment.

In the Sport Sciences department, the areas of sports and leisure are studied from a broad perspective. In order to understand sports and leisure as multi-dimensioned social and cultural phenomena – as well as the processes of change in these areas, such as those linked to increasing professionalism, globalization and commercialization – the work of the Sport Sciences department at the Faculty of Education is grounded in the need for broad, multi-disciplined education and research and where theoretical knowledge is combined with practical understanding.

Sport In Transition is one of the strategic research profiles at Malmö University.

Just over 50 people work in the department and where the majority are engaged in research, teaching at basic and advanced research levels and this in cooperation with the local community. Sports science is a discipline that crosses academic borders and the personnel represent many fields of academic interest. Amongst these are: sociology, law, education, psychology, history, economic history, physiology, biomechanics, ethnology, philosophy and cultural geography.

There is also a research unit within the department where PhD students pursue study in a range of disciplines within sports science, such as children’s rights in sports, e-sport, sport and events, didactics, sport and the labor market and sports psychology.

In addition to University of Malmö the co-hosts for the ECSS Malmö 2015 are University of Lund and University of Copenhagen.

University of Lund

Lund University has a long and vibrant history covering almost 350 years of teaching. It has evolved from just a few hundred students and professors being paid with meat and grain into its present form, with around 47 000 students and a position of excellence in international teaching and research. The University is organised into eight faculties and also many institutes and research centres. The University has 3 campuses in the cities of Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö (all in southern Sweden).

University of Copenhagen

With over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. The purpose of the University – to quote the University Statute – is to ’conduct research and provide further education to the highest academic level’.

Approximately one hundred different institutes, departments, laboratories, centres, museums, etc., form the nucleus of the University, where professors, lecturers and other academic staff, as well as most of the technical and administrative personnel, carry out their daily work, and where teaching takes place. These activities take place in various environments ranging from the plant world of the Botanical Gardens, through high-technology laboratories and auditoriums, to the historic buildings and lecture rooms of Frue Plads and other locations.