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The University of Gothenburg is a popular choice among athletes

News: Oct 21, 2019

The University of Gothenburg is a popular choice among athletes who combine higher education and elite sports. The recent evaluation presented by Kent Lindahl, the Swedish Sports Confederation’s coordinator for the Swedish National Sports Universities (RIU) and Elite Sports-Friendly Universities (EVL) has shown this.

The University of Gothenburg has currently the largest number of RIU students among all National Sports Universities in Sweden.

– It is encouraging that the number of RIU students has grown steadily since the start in 2015. The University of Gothenburg’s broad study offer gives elite athletes the opportunity to choose an education they really want. As National Sports University, we also work very closely with Chalmers University of Technology and the West Swedish Sports Confederation to create a sustainable elite sport environment in Gothenburg, says Astrid Schubring, project leader at University of Gothenburg.

RIU students train and compete at the highest levels of elite sport. Students are accepted on equal conditions as all other students but in order for them to continue with their sports career and at the same time prepare for a second professional career, the university offers flexible and adapted studies. The University of Gothenburg, together with Chalmers, has more than 160 students in the National Sports University Gothenburg.



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PO Box 300, SE 405 30 Göteborg, Sweden

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