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Our Institute


The Department of Movement and Sports Sciences of Ghent University is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and has about 100 employees. The department is known for its dynamic character and has an excellent reputation in the field of education and research. For several years in a row, the department has been ranked in the top 10 of the Shanghai worldwide ranking of Sport Science schools and departments.

Our history


Since its foundation in 1908, the Institute for Physical Education at UGent has traditionally focused on training physical education teachers. Due to the spirit of the founding period, the training was biomedically oriented. The biomedical basis has remained, but has gradually been complemented by a not inconsiderable contribution from other fields of science. In 2015, the Sport Science Laboratory Jacque Rogge was opened.


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Our partners

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Contact us

Team Sport Management


UGent - Campus Dunant

Watersportlaan 2

9000 Ghent

Tel: 092306475

Prof. Dr. Annick Willem

Tel: 09 264 63 33


Assistant Thibault Fouquaert

Tel: 09 264 64 75



Our offices are located near the city center of Ghent. With the Watersportbaan and the Blaarmeersen within walking distance, we are in the sporty heart of Ghent.

The Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, also sometimes indicated by the old name 'Hilo', is easily accessible by car or public transport.

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