Barcelona, Spain

The Challenges of Modern Sport to Ethics

when 13 July 2021 - 24 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 150

Sport has acquired an extraordinary importance in the last decades of the last century and the early years of XXI. It can be said that sport has suffered a deep transformation, from a merely marginal activity which it only interested fans and sports institutions, to a more than relevant presence in the media. Certainly, sports news today take more than half the space of radio and television news programs around the world and its presence has increased significantly in written newspapers.

There are, however, several aspects of sport that lead us to exciting challenges and that urgently need to be examined and solved ,since they are not only of interest to the sports world itself, but also to society as a whole. In this sense, the course aims to address in a practical way debated issues such as doping, violence, racial discrimination, the impact of technology, the incardination of transgender athletes, the limitation of certain fundamental rights, sports nationalism, e-sports, match-fixing and legal and illegal bets or the transformation of sport due to big data.

Course leader

José Luis Pérez-Triviño

Target group

Undergraduated students (Sophomore, Junior and Senior)

Fee info

EUR 150: Registration fee (non refundable)
EUR 750: Tuition fee (non refundable)


Non UPF students from universities with an international exchange partnership with UPF will be exempt of paying the 150€ non refundable registration fee.