25.4.19 The University of Coimbra (UC) will organize the 2021 edition of the World Conference on Science and Soccer. The biannual event, held for the first time in Portugal, brings together the international scientific community, coaches and other 'protagonists' in the football world.
Scheduled for May 2021, the University of Coimbra (UC) will organize the 2021 edition of the World Conference on Science and Soccer that will gather "more than 300 participants, among coaches, leaders and the best world researchers of the specialty, as well as research areas that are directly or indirectly linked to it (such as Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology and Engineering)".
António Figueiredo, vice-rector of UC, notes that this is an "extremely prestigious event in the area of Sports Sciences, in particular soccer training." The World Congress of Science and Football is sponsored by the Portuguese Football Federation and will also be an opportunity to consolidate the University of Coimbra’s name in the sports field internationally, after having hosted the 2018 European University Games.
The University of Coimbra succeeds Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, as the organizer of the Congress. This year, the event takes place from the 4th to the 7th of June at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center.