The Institute of Sport and Preventive Medicine invites you to the 3rd Symposium Science and Health in Football on the 17th of November 2021 at the GradUS Center at Saarland University. The following international experts in football sycience will present their research from 9 am to 6 pm:


Matt Springham
(St Marys University London, UK)
Football and the immune system

Paul Wyllemann
(Vrije University Brussels, Belgium)
Development and use of mental skills in high-performance sports

Lee Taylor
(Loughborough University, UK)

Football in the heat

Helen Bauhaus
(German Sport University Cologne, Germany)
Nutritional knowledge in football

Daniel Memmert
(German Sport University Cologne, Germany)
Football-specific cognition

Oliver Faude
(Basel University, Switzerland)
Injury and Injury prevention in football

Jamie Salter
(York St John University, UK)
Training load and maturation in youth football

Anna Nordström
(Umea University, Sweden)
Concussion diagnosis in football


We will offer participation in person and online. For participants coming to the symposium the "3G-rule" (vaccinated, recoverd, tested) is mandatory (test within the last 24h). Registrations are possible until 10th of November via email to möglich. Registration fee is 70€ (Students 50€, online 35€).


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Career Center

Saarland University’s Career Center is the central service unit for any for any questions students may have regarding job applications and career entry. In our career portal, students can find internship and work placement opportunities, as well as entry-level or graduate job opportunities. The big annual job fair 'next' allows students and companies or recruiters to exchange ideas and to connect in a relaxed atmosphere. In addition, each semester the Career Center organizes a wide range of events and workshops in cooperation with companies and other partners in order to help you find your way in the labour market. The Career Center offers one-to-one career guidance appointments, especially for international students who want to prepare for the German job market. All services offered by the Career Center are free of charge.

For more information, please visit the Career Center website.



Start of the programme

After many months of planning and preparing we are welcoming our first students in the international M. Sc. programme High-Performance Sport. Thirteen Students from seven different countries started the degree in this winter term. Before the start of the lectures we organised a "Welcome Week", including many different cultural and scientific activities. For example, students were invited to a city rally, participated in a "Science meets practice" Symposium, including speakers from research and the applied field, and travelled to Strasbourg to visit the European parliament. Of course, we also provided a lot of useful information on the degree organisation as well as our international partners, who travelled to Saarbrücken from Australia, England and the Netherlands.