Academic Partners

Switzerland is home to numerous international universities, research centres and academic institutions, and we are regularly updating details in this area.

For our current information on these institutions, and what their areas of expertise encompass, please click on the links below.

UNIL - University of Lausanne

Sport is at the heart of the University of Lausanne. Its Institute of Sports Science (ISSUL), which is part of the Faculty of Social and Political Science, has become a leading centre for excellence in Switzerland both in the field of education and research and has over 50 staff members.

The ISSUL is an interfaculty institute attached to both the Faculty of Social and Political Science as well as the Faculty of Biology and Medicine. It offers various Bachelor and a Master programs (in cooperation with the University of Geneva) in five fields (teaching, adapted physical activities and health, social science, training and performance, sports and leisure management) and a PhD program.

The campus, shared by the University of Lausanne and the neighbouring Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), is situated in an exceptional location for sports activities, boasting high quality indoor and outdoor sports infrastructure, a beautiful setting next to Lake Geneva with a great view of the Alps and the best experts in each sport.

The quality of the education is also guaranteed thanks to the dynamic research activities of the 20 professors and researchers of the ISSUL. The latter produce numerous studies encompassing sociology, geography, history of sport, sport psychology, sports management, physiology, biomechanics of physical activities, motor control and sports medicine. ISSUL members see their research published by reviews and renowned publishers and carry out mandates for national and international organizations.

The Sport Research Group

UNIL’s Sport Research Group is a center of excellence for research into all aspects of sport, from elite sport to leisure sport, sport for health and physical education. The Group’s primary missions are to establish a network of experts in the sport-health field and to promote research and analysis in this field, both within and outside UNIL.

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