22nd ISSS Congress 2017
Innsbruck - Austria, April, 17th - 23rd 2017

The host

About Innsbruck

Welcome to Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps! City adventures and mountain encounters. New heights and special experiences. Cultural treasures and natural wonders. Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps, delights with its unique wealth of wonderful attractions between 574 and 2,350 metres above sea level. Alpine-urban, sporty, dynamic and cosmopolitan yet charming, strong and traditional – Innsbruck is a city with exceptional appeal. Innsbruck offers diverse cultural events, world-famous attractions, exciting city tours, great highlights in the center and surrounding mountains, genuine hospitality, modern lifestyle and sporting flair. Experience the real Tyrol in a place where the Alps are close enough to touch. An exceptional setting where city, culture and nature come together to delight anyone who wants to explore, enjoy and be inspired. Nowhere else are alpine experiences and urban joie de vivre so closely connected. For more information related to Innsbruck please visit the website www.innsbruck.info

About the University of Innsbruck

The University of Innsbruck is a public university. The University was founded in 1669 and is the biggest and most important research and education institution in western Austria, today comprised more than 28.000 students and more than 4.500 staff and faculty members. Located in the heart of the Alps, the University of Innsbruck offers the best conditions for successful research and teaching, and international rankings confirm the University’s leading role in basic research. In such a productive environment 16 faculties provide a broad spectrum of programs in all fields of study. In order to promote international exchange in research and teaching, the University collaborates with numerous international research and education institutions.For more information about the University of Innsbruck please visit the website www.uibk.ac.at

About the Department of Sport Science

The Department of Sport Science is part of the Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science. Researchers at the Institute of Sports Science work in the fields of biomechanics, sports psychology/education and sports medicine. While their research covers almost all sports, particular emphasis is placed on Alpine sports. Issues addressed include the effects of mountain-based activity on the human organism in healthy and unhealthy states, as well as ways of using scientific approaches to improve equipment and training methods. This research work, which includes intensive cooperation with other Institutes and bodies both within and beyond the University of Innsbruck, plays an integral role in the study programs available, which include training courses forming part of the secondary school teacher accreditation program, the bachelor’s programs in Health and Competitive Sports and in Sports Management as well as the master’s programs in Sports and Human Movement Science and the PhD programs in Sport Science. The on-site Technology Center for Skiing and Alpine Sport plays a key role in coordinating research work, in particular with companies based in Tyrol, while the new Olympic Training Center provides home-grown professional athletes with top-level performance analysis and training tips. For more information please visit www.uibk.ac.at/isw


The ISSS has awarded the University of Innsbruck for hosting the 22nd ISSS congress on occasion of the last edition in San Vito di Cadore (ITA) in 2015. The ISSS is a global, multidisciplinary institution that advances safety issues and injury care in snow sports through education, research and development in all related fields. For any other information related to the Society for Skiing Safety please consults the www.isssweb.com