Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln

Institute of Sport Sociology

German Sport University Cologne,
Institute of Sociology of Sport – Department Gender Studies
A Specific Subject Area University for Sport Science

Who we are

The German Sport University Cologne (Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln) is Germany’s largest and most prestigious center of teaching and research in physical education and sport science. Originally founded in Berlin in 1920 as a national College of Physical Education, it was re-located to Cologne in 1947 as a municipal institution and taken over in 1962 by the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. In 1970 it was formally recognized as a State University and since than has been invested with all the academic privileges of a public institution of higher education.

As a specific subject area university with 20 scientific institutes (departments) it covers a wide range of sport science teaching and research. More than 30 sports are taught in theory and practice in modern facilities. Currently approximately 5,500 students, including 350 international students, are preparing for professional careers in sport, physical education sport science, and other related fields. The university offers academic Bachelor and Master degrees, teacher certificates for various school levels, and a doctoral degree.

Sport respects your rights

The Institute of Sociology of Sport, Dep. Gender Studies is the scientific pillar of the project and part of the steering group of “Sport respects your rights”. As such they are the lead for

  • the development and preparation of the structure, content and facilitation of the kick-off-meeting, the two European trainings, the good-practice-meeting and the final conference for the participants in the partner organisations
  • the implementation of coachings (mentoring-process) for the participants in the different partner organisations of the project and
  • the structure and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation.


German Sport University Cologne
Institute of Sociology of Sport – Department Gender Studies
Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6
50933 Köln

Training-Coaching-Mentoring-Monitoring-Evaluation Team

Dr. Bettina Rulofs
Fon: +49.221.4982-7230

Meike Schröer
Fon: +49.221.4982-6175

Gitta Axmann
Fon: +49.(0)163.2598104

Anno Kluß
Fon: +49. (0)151.25366545