ECSS is delighted to have received a patronage from the Ministry Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. The spokesperson for this patronage is Svenja Schulze, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Research.

Svenja Schulze, Minister of Innovation, Science and Research

“I cordially welcome all sport science professionals coming to North Rhine-Westphalia from all over Europe and many other parts of the world to the 22nd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Sport in North Rhine-Westphalia plays a leading role in the lives of many, from athletes, and everyday working people with recreational sport interests. It is therefore a logical consequence to host this year’s ECSS Congress in the metropolitan cities of Bochum, Dortmund and Duisburg-Essen. Therefor I would like to thank the sport scientific faculties and institutes of the Ruhr-University Bochum, the TU Dortmund University and the University Duisburg-Essen for the organisation of that amazing event. I wish all members of the executive board and all delegates a successful and scientifically exciting congress and I hope to see you all soon again in North Rhine-Westphalia.”