what's UT's Sports Lab?
More than ever, science and technology play a crucial role nowadays in elite sports. The amount of data produced related with sports is definitively unprecedented. For example, football teams invest more and more on tracking their players during their games in order to improve their performance. In swimming, small changes in the stroke execution can lead to dramatic changes in the performance. These examples require careful and demanding measurements to assess the performance, but at the same time, they also involve interesting natural phenomena for which physicists and engineers never had access in the past. Therefore, we are in a unique moment in history in which elite sports and applied physics can benefit from each other tremendously.
UT's SportLab is a platform to connect applied physicists, engineers, sports researchers, sport data scientists, specialized companies, amateur or professional athletes and to find synergies and new ways to collaborate and share data. The University of Twente is a place with great potential to foster such synergies given the recognized quality of its applied physics studies (11 years among the leading programs in the Keuzegids), together with the recent Master specialization on Sports Data Science, and the significant number of companies born in the area dedicated to acquisition of data in sports.
As a kickoff of the initiative, on May 30th (2023) we celebrated a symposium on Sports Science with international, national and local speakers. See the flyer and poster below. Register now to get information about our upcoming events!
I'm a student, Why is the UT'S SPORTS LAB interesting for me?
UT's SportsLab is also an educational platform. We aim to be able to supervise bachelor and master assignments regardless of your study program. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. In the near future, we expect to be able to offer small courses specifically on Sports Science, adapted to the different study programs at UT. Register now to get information about our upcoming events and stay in touch!
I'M A Researcher, WHY IS THE UT'S SPORTS LAB INTERESTING FOR ME?
Even if you don't work directly on Sports Science, you might be surprised of the variety of topics that Sports Science is touching. If you are interested, there could easily be student projects that you could co-supervise with us. Register now to get information about our upcoming events and stay in touch!
I work at a company, WHY IS THE UT'S SPORTS LAB INTERESTING FOR ME?
If you are working at a company dedicated involved with sports, UT's SportsLab could be a great platform for you to interact with researchers, students, lecturers, propose student projects that could be benefitial for the interests of your company, or even get trained by joining some of our courses. Register now to get information about our upcoming events and stay in touch!