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    Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6

    50933 Köln

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    Kirchweg 2, Institutional building VI

    50858 Cologne


Organisation profile


The Department of Sociology of Sport (Head: Prof. Astrid Schubring) conducts research on current and classical topics of the sociology of sport. Our goal is to provide insight into the world of experience of sport, to critically examine its 'social orders' and to provide knowledge of practical relevance for grassroot and competitive sport as well as for physical education. We collaborate internationally as well as across disciplinary and organizational boundaries. Transfering our research results to society is important to us.

Research profile

Current lines of inquiry

  • Athlete health and wellbeing
  • Aging and sport
  • Biography and career development in sport
  • Body ideals and health in physical education
  • Gender norms and intersectionality in sport
  • Migration, Ethnicity and participation in sport
  • Social sustainability in youth (performance) sport
  • Sports media

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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