The Sport & Society Research Network is thankful for the contributions and support of the following organizations.

University of Granada

2020 Conference Partner

The University of Granada, founded in 1531, continues a long teaching tradition, the roots of which can be traced back to the madrasahs of the last Nasrid Kingdom. The university is a vibrant presence in the city of Granada, benefiting from the distinctive beauty of its environment and a privileged geographical location due to its proximity to the Sierra Nevada, and the Mediterranean coast, with several major tourist sites, including Motril, Almuñécar and Salobreña nearby.

Over 60,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students study at the university, with another 20,000 students taking additional courses, language courses, summer courses, etc. The university employs 3,650 lecturers and over 2,000 administration, technical and maintenance staff. At present, courses for 75 different qualifications are taught in 28 teaching centers. The courses are taught across 116 departments, and the Postgraduate School offers 68 master's courses, 116 doctorate programs, and 113 additional courses.

The commitment to high-quality research has placed the University of Granada in a prominent position in terms of national rankings. The financing of 346 research groups illustrates this commitment. Through the Spanish Research Program, as well as other national programs and organizations, the university supports 165 research projects, and the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Business has provided financial support to 78 Projects of Excellence.

Ryerson University -RTA Sport Media

2019 Conference Partner

The world of sport media—including game coverage, feature productions, information and news programming and sports marketing—has become more sophisticated and more vast than ever before. Whether on television, radio, mobile devices, live venues or websites, sport media professionals must excel in managing and presenting sports entertainment in exciting and engaging ways. Students in the RTA School of Media’s Sport Media program—the first of its kind in North America—will learn about the creative, production, marketing and business side of professional sports. They will gain the skills to succeed at sport media production and business while having a strong education that includes a solid foundation in critical theory and liberal studies and experience with cutting edge technology and access to elite internships . Graduates with this specialized skill set will be well positioned to score big in the dynamic world of sport media.

Florida International University

2018 Conference Partner

As Miami's first and only public research university, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, FIU is worlds ahead in its service to the academic and local community.

Designated as a top-tier research institution, FIU emphasizes research as a major component in the university's mission. The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and the School of Computing and Information Sciences' Discovery Lab, are just two of many colleges, schools, and centers that actively enhance the university’s ability to set new standards through research initiatives.

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