https://www.wgi.de/de/
https://www.wgi.de/de/
https://www.wgi.de/de/

Willibald Gebhardt Institute

International Institute for Research
and Knowledge Transfer in Sport e.V.

The Willibald Gebhardt Institute (WGI) is an International Institute of Research and Knowledge Transfer in the fields of Sport and Sport Sciences. It was established as a non-governmental and non-profit institution at the city of Essen (Germany) on May 5th 1992. According to the constitution of the WGI its purpose is to support human tasks and social targets of physical activities including health-related fitness and ethical-morale principles in sport activities. This purpose is linked with a holistic approach of education for a well-rounded individual, particularly for children and adolescents in their main settings of living and development:  in families, at schools, within sport clubs in the context of recreational and elite sports.

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Who was Willibald Gebhardt?

Karl August Willibald Gebhardt was born on January 17th, 1861 in Berlin and also died there on April 30th, 1921. He was a supporter of modern international Olympic games and founder of the Olympic movement in Germany, even though the modern international Olympic movement is most often only associated with Pierre de Coubertin.

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WGI Vice President Nils Neuber receives “NRW Sport Science Award”

September 13, 2022

Early September, Professor Nils Neuber, Vice President of Children's and Youth Sports at the Willibald Gebhardt Institute, received the "North Rhine-Westphalia Sports Science 2022" award in the "Social, Educational and Cultural Sciences" category from the President of the State Parliament, André Kuper, and the State Secretary for Sports and Volunteering, Andrea Milz. The prize is awarded every four ...

“EduPASS” Kick-off-Meeting in Luxembourg

September 6, 2022

In May the official kick-off event of the EduPASS project took place at the University of Luxembourg in Esch-sur-Alzette. The University of Luxembourg as the leading project partner had invited all EduPASS ...

WGI contributes to “CEREPS Consensus Statement on COVID-19 recovery”

September 2, 2022

Roland Naul, project partner at the Willibald Gebhardt Institute and CEREPS Director for Management and Administration, was heavily involved in a recently publshed CEREPS "Consensus Statement on COVID-19 ...

Roland Naul receives AIESEP fellowship

July 25, 2022

The long-time president of the Willibald Gebhardt Institute and current WGI project partner Prof. Dr. Roland Naul was named AIESEP Fellow at the AIESEP World Congress 2022 of the International Association ...

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