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LTU is appointed elite sport-friendly university


The National Sports Association has appointed Luleå University of Technology to the elite sport-friendly university.

- We have fantastic conditions for winter sports and also have several of Sweden's best teams in sports such as ice hockey, football, basketball and handball in our region, says in a press release Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn that Luleå University of Technology from mid-year 2020 becomes one of Sweden's 13 elite sport-friendly universities.

LTU hires

Being an elite sport-friendly educational institution (EVL) means, among other things, students who sport at the top level have access to qualified study guidance, a so-called dual career coordinator, and an adaptation of the studies to be able to combine education with sports hard work.

- We will hire a full-time operations manager, who is also expected to serve as a coach in ski sports, says Rector Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn

Increased opportunities

Students who may be in question must, at a high level, practice a sport that is part of one of the National Sports Federation's 72 special sports federations.

- Being able to give more opportunities to combine elite sports with academic studies should give more Swedish medals and elite athletes who succeed even after their sports careers, says Peter Mattsson, head of sports development at the Swedish Sports Federation.

Source: svt

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