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University of Marburg (Philipps-Universität Marburg), Germany

Philipps-Universität is not only a German university steeped in tradition, it is also the oldest university in the world that was founded 1527 as a Protestant institution. It has been a place of research and teaching for nearly five centuries. More information about the profile of Philipps-Universität, its history and a virtual sightseeing tour can be found under Profile.

Nowadays there are nearly 20,000 students studying in Marburg - 12 percent from all over the world. If you are interested in studying at Philipps-Universität the information you require is available under Student Life. If you are a visiting academic, you will find information under "Gastwissenschaftler"/Visiting lecturer.

Almost all scientific disciplines, with the exception of the engineering sciences, are represented at Philipps-Universität Marburg. The different disciplines are assigned to different faculties, which are to be found under Institutions.

The Philipps-Universität is the coordinationg unversity in the TEOS consortium.

Faculty of Education / Department of Sport Science and Motology

The Department of Sport Science and Motology is one of the three departments of the Faculty of Education. It has a long tradition in Germany in the field of sport science (former known as physical exercices).

The academic field of outdoor studies is rather new in Germany. As one of the first universities in Germany the department started in 2001 with an additional qualification in outdoor education for physical education teacher. In 2006 the first students applied for a two year master course in Adventure and Experiential Education. Since then, this master course is unique in Germany and its number of students is increasing yearly. 


Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (Norges Idrettshogskole), Norway (video)

As a specialised university, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS) has a national responsibility for education and research within the field of sport. Sport is a broad concept and includes various forms of human activity; organised sport, physical education, outdoor activities, games, dance, training and exercise.

The Norwegian School of Sports Sciences has a broad study portfolio and offers courses at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. The NSSS also offers a wide range of part time studies in further education. All in all there are currently 1600 full-time and part-time students at NSSS.

The faculty at NSSS has a broad international network of research partners and NSSS continues to be among those institutes in the Norwegian college and university sector which have the highest output of scientific articles per faculty member. In 2009, the school also arranged the conference of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS).

By studying at NSSS, you will be living in a city that has all the benefits of a capital, while never being more than a 20-minutes bus ride from the sea or the forest. NSSS premises and sports facilities are located a few miles from the centre of Oslo with the surrounding forests and lakes as the nearest neighbour. The location is ideal for physical activities associated with studies and research. Please see our webpage for more information for international students.

Department of Physical Education / Friluftsliv (Outdoor Life)

Friluftsliv, literarily meaning free/open-air life, was developed in the mid 19th Century as a concept for the at the time new romantic, adventurous and recreational ways of approaching and practicing nature. During the first half of the 20th Century the concept gained recognition as an expression of core aspects of Norwegian everyday life and national identity. As an academic field, friluftsliv emerged at Norges idrettshøgskole in the early 1970s, first as a part of ordinary sport studies, later as a separate friluftsliv study program and specialization at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.

Today - at the beginning of the 21st Century, friluftsliv is conceptualized, studied and researched broadly as a complex, situated and dynamic socio-cultural phenomenon where human's bodily practices in and lived experience of nature is at the core, employing educational, environmental and socio-cultural and historical perspectives.

University of Cumbria, United Kingdom

The University of Cumbria is a new university with campuses spread across the county in the north west of England. The centre of the area is a national park of hills and lakes, the English Lake District, once the home of the English romantic movement. The Ambleside campus is in the centre of the national park at the head of Windermere, the largest lake. The campus dates back over a hundred years and was founded by Charlotte Mason, a radical educator who trained governesses to work abroad and encouraged experiential and outdoor education as a part of their approach.

Outdoor Studies has been taught at the campus since the sixties. The first courses, for teachers, were set up by Colin Mortlock and Jack Parker, influential writers and educators in the field. In the nineties the course broadened its base in education to work with students planning careers in a number of directions including social work, youth work, environmental and outdoor education, countryside rangers and the uniformed services.

Outdoor Studies is currently taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels with a small but growing research arm. There are close links with local providers of outdoor education of which there are many. Apart from the unbeatable setting in the heart of a national park, the subject is well equipped and the staff widely experienced in both a variety of outdoor activities and a range of professional applications of the outdoors.



Zuletzt aktualisiert: 06.06.2018 · Anja-Maria Hakim · Beitragende: hakima

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