The Centre for Sport Science and University Sports (CSU) is among one of the 19 faculties of the University of Vienna and is located in the 15th district of Vienna. It includes the Institute of Sport Science (ISS), representing the scientific sub division and the University Sports Institute (USI), being the central institution for college sports in Vienna. The so-called Study Service Centre takes charge of student and lecturer affairs concerning current study and curricula issues, while the Central Office is responsible for the administrative and organizational needs of the CSU.
The ISS is the biggest research institution in the field of sport science in Austria. The main focus is set on the following three research areas: "Sport science in the context of natural sciences and medicine”, “Educational processes related to exercise and sport” and “Sport science in the context of human and social sciences”. The researchers of the ISS are involved in various EU, FWF and Sparkling-Science projects and research platforms.
In addition, the ISS offers professional education and advanced training, combining tradition, innovation and future, as demonstrated in the over 200 sports disciplines offered by the USI.