Since the beginning of the decade, the ISS has established itself as an international scientific centre of competence for health and physical activity with a strong focus on ageing.
Since 2001, the institute has been able to sharpen its profile by appointing two new professors (main focus: sport science and public health, kinesiology and rehabilitation), increasing the overall grant volume by more than 5000%, and by quadrupling the annual output of publications.
In a competitive call for funding by the Bavarian Innovation Fund for the Advancement of Elite Research that included a multi-stage reviewing process, the ISS was awarded an additional professorship for sport and kinesiological medicine in 2006.
The ISS has four main divisions:
- Physical Activity and Public Health - Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Alfred Rütten
- Exercise and Health - Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeifer
- Education in Sport - Prof. Dr. Ralf Sygusch
- Sport and Exercise Medicine - Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Matthias Lochmann