University Sports Center Projects


The RWTH Aachen University Sports Center, HSZ for short, not only offers regular sports classes and unique events. It is also involved with skilled partners in diverse projects, which further develop university sports in Germany and Europe. By implementing various projects in the field of university sports, the HSZ intends to increase the quality of university sports offers in Germany and Europe. With its advantageous location in the Euroregion and RWTH's European orientation, the HSZ is involved in multiple international networks, in which diverse projects are conducted. Here you can find a brief overview of some of our completed and current projects. You can learn more about our partners on the page HSZ Partners.

Active Campus Europe

This project intends to construct a sustainable network throughout Europe to promote health-related sports on the campuses of the participating universities. Examples of best practices are shared among the universities and collected in a handbook. Additionally, local interventions for inactive target groups are held to get them to start moving and doing sports. Currently 16 universities from six countries are participating in the project. The project is funded through the EU sport funding programming. The project started on January 1, 2017 and has benn extended until the end of 2018. You can find more information on the project website and on the ENAS webpages.

RWTH Aktiv - Moving University

Moving University “ is a project of University Sports to promote good health at RWTH and is sponsored by Techniker Krankenkasse. As well as its main subject area "movement", the project also emphasizes relaxation and diet.

Based on the Healthy Settings approach developed by the WHO, the project is focused on the entire university setting, which through its unique conditions has a decisive influence on the health of those operating within it. Not only will the project involve individualized preventative measures as part of the settings approach (Behavioral Prevention), but also aims to change the frame and structure of the entire University setting (Situational Prevention).

The aim of the project is to sensitize people to the importance of movement and health in everyday life as well as incentivizing behavioral changes for RWTH staff and students.

Promotion of Health and Prevention for Students and Employees Through Sport and Movement

Together with the partner university institutions the Universities of Potsdam, Paderborn, and Wuppertal, the project "Promotion of Health and Prevention for Students and Employees Through Sport and Movement" was conducted between February 2009 and February 2011 with the support of the Federal Ministry of Health. The goal of the project was to motivate students and employees at universities to autonomously look after and care for their health and to guide them accordingly. Movement offers ensured for a healthy equalier to offset the typically stagnant academic day. You can find further information and the project report on the In Form website.