Willibald Gebhardt Institute celebrates 30th Anniversary

International Institute for Research and Knowledge Transfer in Sport e.V.
09/05/2022 00:00

The Willibald Gebhardt Institute (WGI) was founded on 5 May 5 1992, as a registered, non-profit association in Essen. As such, on 5 May 2022, the WGI, based in Münster since 2017, celebrated its 30th anniversary.


"With 20 scientific transfer projects and about 30 project partners, the WGI is doing very well internationally, nationally and regionally,” President Heinz Aschebrock said on the occasion. Most recently, funding was approved for another EU-funded Erasmus+ project – EduPASS under the leadership of the University of Luxembourg – in which the WGI is involved as a project partner.


In the anniversary year several events will be hosted – after the Corona restrictions for the first time in person. On October 17-18, 2022, a European Conference on Physical Education and School Sports will take place in Münster. The WGI will organise this event focused on knowledge transfer around the topic of school sports in cooperation with the European Council of Physical Education and School Sports (CEREPS) as well as the WWU Münster with the event to take place on the premises of the Münster University Continuing Education.


Read more about WGI’s 30th anniversary here.


About the Willibald Gebhardt Institute

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.