Arctic Winter Sport Research Center

The School of Sport Sciences at the Faculty of Sports, Tourism and Social Work would like to establish UiT the Arctic Winter Sport Research Centre (AWSRC). We would like to incorporate our well-established research group for the development of skill and performance in skiing and winter sport now located at the School of Sports Sciences into this Centre. The main purpose of the AWSRC is world-leading research and education in arctic sports science, acting as an incubator for researchers, undergraduate and master students, coaches and athletes. To deal effectively with interdisciplinary aspects of skiing and other winter sports, the AWSRC is based on multi-disciplinary collaboration between the Faculties of Health Sciences, the Humanities, Social Sciences & Education and of Science & Technology at the university, as well as with world-leading international stakeholders. Our vision is to promote the Arctic University of Norway by providing cutting-edge research and knowledge in this field.