New sport hall complex offers excellentfacilities and state-of-the-art technology for sports science and sports medicine research and teaching in Berlin Mitte
On the morning of 30 June 2011, the new sports research hall on the grounds of the Humboldt University in Berlin was officially opened. More than 300 guests from science, business, politics, and sports accepted the invitation of HU President Prof. Jan-Hendrik Olbertz and the Dean of the Charité, Prof. Annette Grüters-Kieslich, to the grand opening of the hall.
Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan, who had to cancel her visit at short notice due to a personal vote in the Bundestag, was replaced by the head of the BMBF's Department of Life Sciences Research for Health, Ministerial Director Bärbel Brumme-Bothe, who gave the official speech. As the immediate neighbour of the Sports Research Hall, Brumme-Bothe welcomed the new building on behalf of the BMBF and reported how she and her colleagues had followed the construction with great interest. She was very pleased about the completion and opening of the hall and wished much success for the upcoming research projects and the training of students and prospective sports teachers in the hall.
The 2,500 sqm hall complex, which includes a 3-field hall, a dance hall and an intervention area on two floors, is located on the northern campus of the Humboldt University of Berlin between Hannoverscher Straße and Luisenstraße. In the coming years, this site will be developed into a location for top life science research by the HU, the Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin and the Charité. The Julius Wolff Institute as part of the CSSB was intensively involved in the planning and implementation of the hall. Prof. Duda, member of the executive board of the Centre for Sports Science and Sports Medicine Berlin (CSSB), was also pleased about the opening of the hall: "The construction of the hall was an important sign for sports science and sports medicine research and teaching in Berlin Mitte. The hall enables us to combine theory, state-of-the-art research, analyses and practical application".
The hall was realised with funds from the economic stimulus package II of the Federal Government and the State of Berlin and was completed in December 2010. In the following months the hall was equipped with the latest research technology and sports equipment. Since the summer semester 2011, the hall has been used by Institute of Sports Science of the HU, the Central Institution for University Sports and the CSSB.
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