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Sports Technology Education at Mid Sweden University
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Technology and Management, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. (SportsTech)
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Technology and Management, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Technology and Management, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. (SportsTech)
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2013 (English)In: 6TH ASIA-PACIFIC CONGRESS ON SPORTS TECHNOLOGY (APCST), Elsevier, 2013, Vol. 60, 214-219 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In present paper we would like to share some experiences of building new education in Sports Technology at MidSweden University and the results of 10 years of successfully running it in Östersund. The Sports Technologyeducation at Mid Sweden University started at Campus Östersund in 2003 as a part of the curriculum of theEngineering Department. This specialization was initially at the three-year Bachelor level, and later it was extendedto an additional two-year Master level. Aiming at the quality of Sports Technology education, three keystones areunderlying its process, representing the solid knowledge base, capacity to be flexible in problem solving and the usean innovative approaches. The Department unites researches with a background in both natural sciences andengineering disciplines, having a wide experience of working with and within the industry, equally active in researchand teaching. The unique constellation of the profiles forming the Department include not only the SportsTech®group, being “the backbone”, but also the Ecology and Eco-technology, and Quality Technology groups bringing theexcellence and extra competence needed to assure the quality of the Sports Technology education. We were the firsthigher education institution in Sweden to give this kind of education program and now some other SwedishUniversities have followed us. Our success can be measured by a number of graduates taking good jobs in theindustry. We also enjoy a steady flow of new students coming from all parts of Sweden, and Sports Technologyeducation stays among the most desirable ones in the country.

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Elsevier, 2013. Vol. 60, 214-219 p.
Series
, Procedia Engineering, ISSN 1877-7058
Keyword [en]
Sports technology; university education; engineering of sports; outdoor
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Other Mechanical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-20584DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2013.07.037ISI: 000326266100035ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84891708353OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-20584DiVA: diva2:677544
Conference
6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Sports Technology, APCST 2013; Hong Kong; Hong Kong; 18 September 2013 through 20 September 2013; Code 101817
Available from: 2013-12-10 Created: 2013-12-10 Last updated: 2014-11-03Bibliographically approved

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