Welcome to GIH
Welcome to GIH, the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences. Founded in 1813, GIH is the top Swedish centre of knowledge within sports, physical activity and health. Situated next to the beautiful arena Stockholms Stadion from 1912, GIH offers programmes preparing for the teaching profession in Physical Education as well as for careers in Sport Coaching, Sport Management and Preventive Health.
GIH has a long and impressive legacy. In 1813, Pehr Henrik Ling founded the educational institution Gymnastiska Centralinstitutet (Royal Gymnastics Central Institute),GCI, in Stockholm. He then developed the Ling gymnastics, a strong contribution to the history of international pedagogy.
Our press officer provides reporters with information about the university, our research and education, as well as contacts with our researchers, teachers and management.
GIH is centraly situated on a beautiful hill just north of the Olympic Stadion. The location next to classic sports arenas and a beautiful eco park is ideal, offering both natural and cultural values as well as excellent opportunities for sports and recreation.
Knowledge areasThree particularly important areas of knowledge that we work with
CollaborationCollaboration is a natural part of the education and research at GIH
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NewsIn the scientific journal BMJ Open, an article based on a new SCAPIS study has just been published. SCAPIS is a unique study in the field of heart, vessels, and lungs. The goal is to be able to predic...
NewsDementia is a growing public health issue that burdens individuals, families, and society tremendously.
NewsA survey on physically active work commuting has been carried out at The School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, which shows that it is enough to walk 6,000 steps at a brisk pace every day to achiev...
Brochure about GIHThe Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences - GIH
The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences – GIH, next to Stockholm Stadium, is Sweden’s foremost knowledge centre for sport, physical activity and health. Here, subject teachers in physical education, coaches, sport scientists, health promotors and sport managers are educated. GIH conducts advanced research in the field of sport, often in close collaboration with the sports movement, schools, society and with Swedish and international universities and colleges.