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Sports Sciences, Department

Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft at the Uni des Saarlandes/Saarbrücken

Sportwissenschaftliches Institut

  • Campus Geb. B8 1 - B8 3
  • 66123 Saarbrücken
  • Phone: +49 681 302-2554 /-4170
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Basic information

Total number of students 690
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 20.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 15.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 63.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 38.1 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 4/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/10 points


Publications per professor 38.4
Third party funds per academic 20.8 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.7

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.7
Support in studies 2.6
Courses offered 2.9
Study organisation
Exams 3.0
Research orientation
Job market preparation 2.9
Support for stays abroad 4.0
Library 2.9
IT-infrastructure 3.2
Sports facilities 1.6
Overall study situation 3.0

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 172
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degree: State Exam
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The Bachelor's degree course and teacher training courses for primary and secondary levels 1 and 2 and for vocational schools are offered in close cooperation. This means that it is often possible to switch smoothly from BA to LA degree courses and vice versa. The two master's degree courses then enable further academic qualification. Due to its location in the Saar-Lor-Lux triangle, there is an overall high proportion of international students in addition to the proportion of students in the International High-Performance Master's degree.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universität Metz, Universität Nancy, Universität Straßburg, Frankreich; Penn State University, USA; Universität Lüttich, Belgien; Liverpool University, GB; University College Dublin, Irland; University of Groningen, Niederlande; University of Technology Sydney, Australien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The sports infrastructure can be characterised as exemplary. Due to the option of using the sports facilities of organised sports (Saarland State Sport Federation), the Olympics Support Point Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland, as well as through the close cooperation with the Sports Medicine faculty (Institute for Sports and Preventive Medicine), the ideal conditions for research and teaching/training are created. Separate laboratories with specific measurement technology are available, especially for the area of movement and training science.
  • Sport facilities
    The university a partner university for top sports. For this reason, there are individually tailored solutions for federal cadre athletes at the neighbouring Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland Olympic Training Centre, if required, which guarantee the compatibility of studies and a top athlete's career. The very well-equipped sports facilities at the neighbouring Hermann Neuberger Sports School can also be used for teaching.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Interaction of cognition and motor skills, age simulation, self-assessment and processing strategies of cognitive and motor tasks. Effort and willingness to exert effort in kindergarten and school sport as well as popularity and acceptance of physical education, method development for health sport. Interdisciplinary analysis methods informationally and energetically influenced processes in the learning and training process. Deviant behaviour in sport, Sport organisations and social figures in sport, Extra-scientific influences on sport science.
  • Support for founders
    Together with Exist of Saarland University, a business start-up seminar specifically for sports science is held on a regular basis. With the Starterzentrum, the university itself has established methods for the targeted promotion of business start-ups.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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