Digitization in University Sports - University Sports Professionals from all over Europe meet in Aachen

30/10/2023
Aerial view of the Eckertweg sports hall Copyright: © HSZ

From November 4 to 10, the ENAS (European Network of Academic Sports Services) Forum will take place in Aachen. University sports staff from all over Europe are expected to attend the event in Aachen. The program includes presentations, seminars and activities on the topic of digitization in university sports. The program will be supplemented by a preforum in which participants will explore the Euregio and visit cities and university sports locations in Belgium and the Netherlands.

 

ENAS Forum in Aachen

The ENAS Forum offers the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from each other about challenges and future topics in an international atmosphere. This year's topic, the impact of digitalization on university sports, will be discussed and deepened in exciting workshops and lectures. The speakers are experts from the fields of sports, politics and science.

Aachen as an international and digitized location

The conference is being organized by the RWTH Aachen University Sports Center (HSZ). The unique location of the city of Aachen in the Euregio offers a special environment for the international forum. The topic of digitization is also very present in Aachen, as the city is strongly influenced by RWTH as a technical university.

Pre-Forum in the Euregio

From November 4 to 7, participants can explore and get to know the Euregio during the Pre-Forum. The Pre-Forum is organized and hosted by the universities of Aachen, Maastricht and Hasselt. Participants will be offered a colorful program of sports, culture, sightseeing and much more around the topic of digitization while visiting Aachen, Maastricht, Hasselt and Brussels.

Exciting presentations and VIP guests at the Forum in Aachen

On November 7, the Forum itself will then begin with a reception hosted by RWTH Rector Prof. Ulrich Rüdiger and Aachen's Lord Mayor Sibylle Keupen. The second day of the forum will take place in Vaals. Exciting presentations will be given by various people from sports and science. RWTH-Prorector Prof. Ute Habel and Prof. Heribert Nacken will present a lecture entitled VR Representation as a Tool of Internationalization Strategy. The third and last day offers participants the opportunity to exchange ideas in various workshops. The forum will be rounded off by a social program consisting of joint sports sessions, dinner and a gala dinner.

ENAS and the RWTH University Sports Center are looking forward to welcoming all guests in Aachen.