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Sports Sciences, Department

Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Tübingen

Institut für Sportwissenschaft

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Basic information

Total number of students 470
Number of master degree students 94
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 24.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 7/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 51.7 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 59.3 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's
International orientation, master's 2/9 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 4/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 20.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 28.5 %
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per professor 27.7
Third party funds per academic 58.8 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.8

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.7
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.4
Research orientation 1.9
Job market preparation 1.9
Support for stays abroad rank group not assignable
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Sports facilities 1.4
Overall study situation 1.7

Students' assessments on Teacher Qualification degree courses

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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 370
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Experts from practice take part in teaching; In selected courses students are given the opportunity to design, organise and evaluate important classes to learn how to place their knowledge in a practical context (DHM, ERBE city run Tübingen, ARD Sport Forum etc.); Research-based teaching for master's students and teacher training students; Project-based learning; Interdisciplinary linking of knowledge content in selected project seminars
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The institute has a number of foreign partner universities, allowing for, and supporting, the exchange of lecturers and students. International doctoral programme with the University of Bern/Switzerland; Erasmus partnerships; Recruitment of visiting professors; Exchange of researchers (USA, GB, Israel, Canada, Australia ...)
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universität Rikkyo Tokio, Japan; Universität UNIJUI, Brasilien; Sporthochschule Shanghai, China; Universität Florenz, Italien; Universität Prag, Tschechische Republik; Universität Bern, Schweiz; Universität Aix-Marseille, Frankreich; Universität Valencia, Spanien; Universität Izmir, Türkei; Universität Molde, Norwegen
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    In addition to standard facilities (sports halls, gymnastics halls, indoor swimming pool, games hall, athletics stadium, training fields for football): Modern gym with integrated research devices; Modern strength and fitness room with ergometry; Climbing area (outdoor, indoor); Beach volleyball, handball facility; Tennis courts; Finnenbahn track; Water sports facilities (boathouse with kayaking, canoeing and rowing boats, direct access to the Neckar river); Eye-tracking lab currently being set up;
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    A contact person is available in the institute to advise students who have permanent health impairments or family commitments on problems relating to these issues and to provide support; the institute is also part of the university programme to support students who have particular family commitments.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Regular training content in the degree programmes; research projects with practical relevance; talks and presentations on migration and integration; cooperation with relevant groups and associations
  • Other special features
    The Institute of Sports Science of the University of Tübingen has a relatively broad range of five professorships and a junior professorship (compared to other institutes) and thus offers students a wide range of expertise; The teaching also benefits from the correspondingly broad-based, mostly application-oriented research, since the respective research findings are directly incorporated here.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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