Combining Engineering Studies with Sports
Paper in proceedings, 2018
The National Sport University in Gothenburg is a joint venture between Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg. It is an initiative from the Swedish National Sport Federation with the aim to support elite athlete students to combine their elite sport activities with higher education for dual careers. This could be achieved via individual study plans with allowances made to include training and event schedules. A part of this activity is the Sports and technology cluster at Chalmers, a facility where athletes, coaches, business and sports federations meet researchers, engineers and students to initiate advanced sports related research. The goal of this initiative, incorporating several scientific branches, is to enhance athlete’s performance and security across a range of sports, including sailing, swimming and equestrian. An important part of the business is also to create interesting projects that motivate all interested engineering students in their studies.