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News from the Department for the Social Sciences of Sport

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Job advertisement

The Department for Social Sciences of Sport is looking for a research assistant with the possibility of a doctorate. The position is limited to three years and includes 50% of the regular working hours. If you have any questions, please contact We are looking forward to your applications!

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Social Sciences of Sports Team successful at Leonardo Campus Run

Dominik Krüßmann wins 10km

The research group of Prof. Dr. Henk Erik Meier participated (almost) united and very successfully in this year's Leonardo Campus Run, which was held virtually due to the Corona pandemic. Dominik Krüßmann achieved the fastest time of all participants over 10km.

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Dr Mara Konjer elected to the Presidium of the German Athletics Association

Dr Mara Konjer from the Social Sciences of Sport Department was elected Vice-President Sports Development at the 49th Association Congress of the German Athletics Federation (DLV). In future, she will use her scientific and practical expertise to develop sustainable concepts for athletics fit for the future. 

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Since 01.11.2020 Hanna Laske is the new student assistant in the Department for the Social Sciences of Sports. In the future she will help us in various research projects and in the preparation of teaching. We wish her a good start!

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Christina Uhlenbrock successfully defended her dissertation entitled "Challenges and impact of harmonising physical education: The evolution and implementation of UNESCO's Quality Physical Education approach". The doctoral committee consisted of Prof. Dr. Henk Erik Meier, Prof. Dr. Michael Mutz (University of Giessen) and Dr. Mara Konjer. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the defense took place with the support of the media laboratory hybrid.

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Dear students,

we are looking for a student assistant for 5 hours per week as of 01.11.2020. You should be interested in sports sociological and/or sports political topics. We also expect extensive experience with Microsoft Word and especially Excel. First experiences with quantitative research methods and SPSS or similar would be desirable.
Please send your short application with curriculum vitae by e-mail to Dr. Mara Konjer at: until 31.08.2020

Your AB Social Sciences

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On 24.04.2020 Malte Jetzke successfully defended his dissertation with the title "Sports activities and psychosocial health in the extended youth phase" and may now call himself Dr. Malte Jetzke. We congratulate him warmly!

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On April 1st, 2020 we warmly welcome our research assistant, Dominik Krüßmann, to the AB Social Sciences of Sport. In the future, Dominik will be teaching (professional practice football + theory of social sciences) and researching. In his doctoral project, supervized by Prof. Dr. Meier, he will deal with various social science phenomena in amateur football.

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Dr. Mara Konjer returns to the Departement

On August 1st, 2019 Dr. Mara Konjer returned to the Departement for the Social Sciences of Sport as a research associate. From 2016 until 2019 she gained experince in the field of university management at the University of Applied Sciences and Art Dortmund. Now she will again contribute to the research and teaching of the Departement and is also available as reviewer for Bachelor and Master theses.

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Justus Kalthoff leaves the Departement

Justus Kalthoff is leaving the Departement for the Social Sciences of Sport to start his traineeship in school. We wish him all the best for the future!

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Department for the Social Sciences of Sport is moving

Our department is moving to another building. In the next couple of weeks, you will find us in our new rooms in the pavilion on Horstmarer Landweg 62a. The current rooms of our associates can be found here.

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Welcome to the Department for the Social Sciences of Sport

On April 1 2018, the Department for the Social Sciences of Sport added two new employees to its staff. Dr. Shu Ling Tan is going to be a lecturer for the Bachelor/Master of Science programs for the next couple of years. Additionally, Malte Jetzke is going to support our team as a research associate. We are extraordinarily happy to welcome two great new colleagues. For more information on our team click here.

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Student Assistants

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Field Trio to German Football Museum

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Paper presentation at the Sport&EU 11th Annual Conference 2016

At the Sport&EU 11th Annual Conference 2016 in Madrid, Martin Hölzen gave a talk on: "Are football fans ignorant? Investigating public responses to FIFA's corruption scandal by analyzing twitter data".