The University of Murcia (UMU) is an international institution with over a hundred years behind it, although its origins can be traced back to the 12th century. Today, it is home to more than 30,000 students, 3,000 researchers and lecturers, and an administration force counting 1,200. The UMU is an all-inclusive state university offering 60 degree qualifications, 72 masters degrees and 36 PhD qualifications in Fine Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Health Sciences, Sciences, Social Sciences and Law. The UMU has signed agreements with over 900 universities around the world. With more than 20 years of experience, both the International Office and the Research Office OPERUM are very active and have extensive experience in hosting European and international cooperation and research projects and promoting research excellence. The UMU is the university in Spain with the second largest number of students with disabilities. UMU is strongly committed to sustainable development through the initiative « ODSesiones », a project to promote and raise awareness about the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, and through its « Campus Sostenible » incorporating new technologies in the development of renewable energies to foster saving, reduce emissions, be more efficient and better protect the environment.
UMUSPORT is a multidisciplinary research group specialised in sport management that belongs to the Faculty of Sport Sciences of the University of Murcia (Spain). Our centre is located in Santiago de la Ribera, a coastal town in the surroundings of the Mar Menor Sea, the largest saltwater lagoon in Europe. The Faculty of Sport Sciences of the University of Murcia (Spain) is located in Mar Menor and works for the promotion of physical activity and sport in the society. This promotion is carried out showing the beneficial effects of regular physical activity on health, and with different sport management strategies, such as organizing sports events. The Faculty of Sport Sciences of the University of Murcia has several years of experience organizing big sport events in the Region of Murcia. These sport events are always carried out thinking in social inclusion and trying to use the potential of physical activity and sport to help people in risk of social exclusion.