Top Swedish university in sport science

Mon 09 Jan 2023 10:36

The Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre at Mid Sweden University is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities in the subject of Sport Science by the prestigious Shanghai Ranking.

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The Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as Shanghai Ranking, recently published the list of the world’s top universities and divisions in sport science in 2022. The Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre at Mid Sweden University was ranked among the top hundred in the world and had the highest ranking in Sweden.

“We see this as confirmation that the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre conducts sports science of excellent quality, even though we are a small group. This shows that we have a strong team and that our research environment makes it possible to deliver world-leading research", says Glenn Björklund, Director of the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre.

The Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre has been on the list in previous years and maintains its position on the list, which includes the three hundred best universities surveyed in the world.

“It is fierce competition because we are compared against all universities that conduct sports science research and publish in international scientific journals. This is really huge”, says Glenn Björklund.

Academic Ranking of World Universities is an independent organization that ranks universities internationally. It was started by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, with the original purpose of benchmarking Chinese universities against international universities. The criteria are scientific publication, research quality and international cooperation. Research quality is the most important criteria with a total of 70 per cent of the total score.

Link to the full list: 2022 Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments


The page was updated 1/10/2023