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Scandinavian Network for Elite Sport

The aim of the network between Section of Sport Science, Aarhus University, Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science, University of Gothenburg, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences and Faculty of Sport and Health Science, University of Jyväskylä is to develop collaboration, knowledge exchange and research in the area of elite sport within Scandinavia. 

Graduate students at the institutions can apply for exchange studies at the partner institutions in Aarhus, Gothenburg, Oslo and Jyväskylä. Through an exchange study, students gain access to a broad range of courses to complement their study programs and to achieve a better overall training in sport science. 

Researchers in the partner institutions collaborate in Master-projects, PhD-projects, Research projects and networking. The network has selected five areas of research, where the partner institutions has specific knowledge: Talent development and Youth sport, Training and nutrition, Strength training and Match Analysis.

The network disseminates knowledge and collaborate with elite sport institutions, sport federations, clubs, coaches, high performance managers and athletes across Scandinavia, both in annual thematic symposia, publications, media releases and online documentation. 

On this website it is possible to get information about exchange studies within the partner institutions, education courses, research, dissemination and other news.


Ask Vest Christiansen, Ass. Professor and Head of Section

Aarhus University - Host institution of SNE 2019


Mail: avc@ph.au.dk

Phone: +45 87 16 81 82 or + 45 27 78 28 33

Steering group

Scandinavian Network for Elite Sport consists of a steering group with nine members – you can find them here.

22nd International Symposium: Evidence-Based Practices for Elite Sport

Welcome to the International Symposium "Evidence-based practices for elite sport". The Symposium will take place on November 2-4, 2022, at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The Symposium is organized by the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences in collaboration with the Finnish Institute of High Performance Sport KIHU and the Scandinavian Network for Elite Sport.

For more information, see the website: https://www.jyu.fi/sport/en/research/congresses/ebpes

SVEBI Conference 2019

The Swedish Behavioral and Social Science Sport Research (SVEBI) Conference 2019 took place on 21st and 22nd of November 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference included a special session on “(Elit)idrottsutveckling och Coaching” with researchers from the SNE network as presenters. Further information see: #SVEBI2019 and the conference website:


Scandinavian Sports Nutrition Seminar 2018

Scandinavian Network for Elite Sport hosted the seminar "Sport Nutrition" with presentations and discussions on the topic. The seminar was held 22nd of November 2018 at Aarhus University (Denmark), and the program and the presentations can be found here.    

Seminar - Post Olympic Winter Games 2018

Scandinavian Network for Elite Sport hosted the seminar "Post OWG 2018" with presentations and discussions on the preparations, performances and experiences from OWG 2018. The seminar was held Thursday 28th and Friday 29th of June 2018 in Vuokatti (Finland), and the programme and the presentations can be found here.