UNESCO Chair Researcher Vacancies Print E-mail

Institute of Technology, Tralee UNESCO Chair Post-Doctoral Researcher (pdf)

Institute of Technology, Tralee UNESCO Chair Researcher (pdf)


We invite applications for a full-time PhD project exploring the relation between cognition and motor proficiency in athletes with intellectual disabilities, employing the cognitive-motor dual task approach. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual (m/f) with an excellent research record and/or interest in studying functional aspects of the human brain in relation to sport proficiency, and/or interest in the field of adapted physical activity.

We offer the PhD candidate a full-time employment (initially for 2 years with a possible 2-year extension given the candidate is positively evaluated), in order to write a doctoral thesis within 4 years, in an intellectually challenging environment. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied scientific research. It is highly focused on inter- and multidisciplinary research. It provides its students with an academic education that is based on high-quality scientific research.
Successful completion of the PhD program will result in a doctoral degree in Biomedical Sciences. The candidate will be associated with the doctoral school of Physical Exercise in Health & Disease.
You will work in Leuven, an historic, dynamic and lively city located in the heart of Belgium, within 20 minutes from Brussels, the capital of the European Union, and less than two hours from Paris, London and Amsterdam.

The position will be available from 1st of March 2017.
You can apply for this job no later than 6th of January 2017 via the online application: http://www.kuleuven.be/solliciteren.

Preselected candidates will be invited for an interview during the week of 9 – 13 of January.
In order to apply, you will have to upload a motivation letter and a CV (including your grades).

For more information regarding this vacancy please contact dr. Debbie Van Biesen, tel.: +32 16 37 65 12, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Skikurs für Menschen mit Cerebralparese/ski course for people with cp - Winter 2016/2017 Print E-mail

Im Anhang findet ihr die Ausschreibung über den Skikurs für Menschen mit Cerebralparese für den kommenden Winter!

Alpinevent vom 8.-14. Jänner 2017 - in Kaprun / Zell am See
Anmeldeschluss: 25. November 2016
Info und Anmeldung bei: Bettina Mössenböck, Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Bitte auch an Interessierte weiterleiten, danke!

Attached you'll find the bid for a skicourse for people with cerebral palsy!

Alpine Event, January 8-14, 2017, in Kaprun/Zell See
Registration deadline: November 25, 2016
Information and registration at: Bettina Mössenböck, mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

I ask you to forward the information to interested people! Thanks!

The International Master Programme of Adapted Physical Activity (IMAPA) Print E-mail

The International Master Programme of Adapted Physical Activity (IMAPA) is a 2 year Master programme in partnership between KU Leuven (Belgium), Palacký University Olomouc (Czech Republic) and a number of associate partner institutions, combining the expertise of more than 20 universities and organizations throughout Europe and the world. The programme offers students state-of-the-art research and teaching methodology in adapted physical activity (APA) and the social, pedagogical, and technical aspects of physical activity adapted to the needs of persons with a disability. IMAPA is a flexible programme, allowing students to custom design the content of their curriculum depending on the competences they wish to acquire. Students can follow the entire programme as KU Leuven students, or fit a number of selected courses within their home university programme, while remaining registered at their home university. IMAPA graduates will have the competences to work with persons with an impairment in career domains such as education, coaching, personal training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine or other health care professions. The program also allows pursuing a research career by acquiring knowledge and expertise in adapted physical activity and a kinesiology related scientific discipline.
The minimum requirement for applying in the Master Course is a possession of a Bachelor Diploma in Physical Education and Kinesiology, in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Physical Education, in Physiotherapy, in Sport Sciences, in Movement Sciences, in Motor Rehabilitation or a Master degree in the above mentioned study fields.
As the official language of the Master program is English, students are expected to be sufficiently conversant in English (understanding, speaking, reading and writing), to understand and discuss scientific literature. The level of English has to be proven by a language certificate (Proficiency, TOEFL, Pitman, etc.). Almost every English proficiency test is OK for us, but when it comes to scholarship applications, we make up a ranking based on several variables. One of them is English, and the TOEFL certificate gets the highest score next to native English speaking.

Please, visit the following links for more detailed information regarding the program and the course content and English requirements:

If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us:

  • Prof. Yves Vanlandewyck (Program Director): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Martin Kudlacek (Palacky University Responsible): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Alba Roldan (IMAPA officer): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

IMAPA Information Brochure

Sport and Disabilities Briefing 2016 Print E-mail

May 2016 – July 2016

Dear members of the European Network on Sport and Disabilities,
We are pleased to send you today the latest briefing note of Sport and Citizenship's Sport
and Disabilities network.
We invite you to complete this note by sending back your contributions by section.
Enjoy the read!
Sport and Citizenship's Team

More information...

Welcome to the 9th European conference on Deaflindness in Aalborg, Denmark, 2017 Print E-mail

9conference2016 At the final plenary of the 8th European conference on Deaflindness in Lille 2013, the main conclusion was that the two “sides of deafblindness” need to interact and learn more of each other. There is a need to look at the commonalities across deafblindness and to relate the knowledge of acquired deafblindness and congenital deafblindness to each other in such a way that one completes the other.

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