The University of Stirling will be the venue for the ENAS Annual Forum and Assembly 2020.
Designated as Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence in 2008, the University of Stirling strives to set standards across all facets of university sport, from inclusion-focused initiatives to world-class performance programmes, and, with its £20 million sports facility redevelopment due to be completed by summer 2020, will provide ENAS colleagues a memorable experience in the autumn.
Commenting on the University’s selection as hosts, Cathy Gallagher, Stirling’s Executive Director of Sport said:
“It’s a huge honour for the University of Stirling to be part of the ENAS network and to be chosen as the focal point for such a prestigious industry event.
Having attended numerous ENAS events over the years, I know first-hand the value of the annual forum and assembly and, along with the University of Stirling team, look forward to welcoming our European colleagues to our stunning campus to discuss the future challenges and opportunities for university sport across the continent.
We are also delighted to collaborate with colleagues at the University of Strathclyde to deliver the pre forum and evidence the strength of the sporting impact within Scottish Universities and Colleges.”
Based in central Scotland, a short distance north of Edinburgh and Glasgow, Stirling is at the heart of the country and will provide an array of sporting and cultural opportunities for ENAS delegates in November 2020, with more details of the conference programme to be released in the coming months.
About University of Stirling
The University of Stirling is ranked fifth in Scotland and 40th in the UK for research intensity in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions and helping to shape society.
Interdisciplinary in its approach, Stirling’s research informs its teaching curriculum and facilitates opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration between staff, students, industry partners and the wider community.
As Stirling celebrates 50 years, it retains a pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation. The University’s scenic central Scotland campus – complete with a loch, castle and golf course – is home to more than 14,000 students and 1500 staff representing around 120 nationalities. This includes an ever-expanding base for postgraduate study.
For more information about the University of Stirling visit www.stir.ac.uk
Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence
The Scottish Government designated the University of Stirling as Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence in 2008. Our mission is to deliver the best for Scottish sport through the powerful and inspirational combination of sport and education. We are at the heart of Scottish sport, preparing athletes to perform on the world stage, enabling students to develop their skill sets for excellent careers and producing innovative research to improve the health of the nation. Our sport-centred campus brings together the people shaping Scottish sport, creating a critical mass of sporting expertise and excellence.
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