Partners and contacts

University of Gloucestershire / United Kingdom

The University of Gloucestershire is a vibrant community of 9,000 undergraduate students, 1,000 postgraduate students and 1,000 staff from all across the world. With campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester, the University offers its students a dynamic place to learn and grow. The SSaMs project will take place within the School of Sport & Exercise which is one of the largest providers of sport and exercise programmes in the UK and has an excellent reputation for teaching and research.

Contact Person: Paul Hopkins /

University of Thessaly / Greece

University of Thessaly, with 18 Departments and various Research Centres, holds a prominent position in the Geek educational system. The University of Thessaly is extended over the whole Region of Thessaly with academic Departments in Volos, Larissa, Trikala, Karditsa and Lamia. University of Thessaly provides undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and extra-curricular modules in specific research and business fields, for over 12000 students. The SSaMs project will take place within the School of Physical Education and Sport Science which is the leading sport research department in Greece.

Contact Person: Professor Marios Goudas /

Palacký University / Czech Republic

Palacký University Olomouc is a university with long-standing tradition. Founded in the 16th century, it is the oldest university in Moravia and the second-oldest university in the Czech Republic. Today it is a modern higher education facility with a wide range of study programmes and copious scientific and research activities. Almost 22 000 students are enrolled at its 8 faculties. Palacký University Olomouc is one of the very top Czech universities, and ranks among the best universities in the world, according to international rankings.

Contact Person: Ladislav Baloun /

University of Murcia / Spain

The University of Murcia is an institution devoted to providing higher education. Among its main objectives are the creation, development and research into science, technology and culture through study and research and the transmission of such knowledge through education. The university has, moreover, a strong international vocation; it embraces diversity and is committed to quality education and innovation: 16 faculties, 3 university schools, 6 professional schools, 7 research institutes. At the International Relations Office, mobility programmes are managed and also work with several Spanish and European programmes in order to promote university and development cooperation. Some of the International Programmes that we are involved in are the LLP Programme, ILA-Academic Exchange with South America, ALFA, ISEP with the United States. We have a vast experience in the mobility of students and academic recognition, apart from participating in numerous European and non-european projects.

Contact Persons: Pilar Sainz de Baranda / –  Maria Jesus Bazaco /

I.T. Carlow / Ireland

The Institute of Technology Carlow is currently the 4th largest of Ireland’s 14 Institutes of Technology with more than 7,500 enrolments and 800 staff. The Institute of Technology Carlow provides higher educational programmes, and research and enterprise development opportunities, through its centres in Carlow, Wexford, and Wicklow. The Institute offers more than 80 taught programmes to Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), and boasts the second highest percentage of postgraduates in the IoT sector. Institute of Technology Carlow has carried out a €150 million capital investment programme that has delivered the Centre for Aerospace Engineering, the Dargan Centre for Research and Innovation, The Haughton Building teaching and learning centre, and a multi-million Student Services and Sports Facilities Centre. Engagement with business, governemnt, community and voluntary sectors defines the Institute of Technology Carlow’s leadership role in the development of the South East region.

Contact Person: Dr Noel Richardson /

CESIE / Italy

CESIE is a European Centre of Studies and Initiatives for the development of cultural, recreational, social, educational, economical, research initiatives, without lucrative purposes. CESIE contributes, through the active participation of people, civic society and institutions, towards the promotion of growth and development, always valuing diversity.

Contact Person: Caterina Impastato /