Prof. Dr. Mathieu Winand

Head of Department of International Sport Management
Chair of the Exam Board


Mathieu Winand is a Professor of Sport Management and Head of Department of International Sport Management at LUNEX International University of Health, Exercise and Sports in Luxembourg. He is also the Chair of the Exam Board at LUNEX, overseeing the assessment and examination processes of all taught programmes.

Before joining LUNEX in 2017, he worked at the University of Stirling (UK) where he held the post of Programme Director for the MSc in Sport Management. Before moving to Stirling in 2012, Mathieu was Postdoctoral Researcher at KU Leuven (Belgium), and Research fellow at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) where he obtained his Ph.D. in 2009 on key determinants leading to high performing sport organisations.

Mathieu’s academic expertise are in sport governance, performance management and innovation in sport. His research examines performance management and organisational innovativeness of sport organisations, with a particular focus on sport federations. He also has interests in anti-doping education, processes of digitalization and how innovation can be used to support active living.

Mathieu has published in numerous peer-reviewed international journals and has co-edited the first research handbook on sport governance in 2019. Mathieu is Deputy Editor of Sport, Business and Management and is on the editorial board of Managing Sport and Leisure. He is Past Chair of the Strategic Interest Group ‘Managing Sport’ at European Academy of Management (EURAM) and has contributed to the international research group on Sport Policy Factors Leading to International Sporting Success (SPLISS). Mathieu is also the Director of MEMOS in French which is an Executive Masters in Sport Organisation Management supported by the International Olympic Committee and Olympic Solidarity.

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Application for a Bachelor’s programme:
1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
2. Take part in one of our Application Days. We will invite you to attend in person.
3. After successful participation in the Application Day we will email you with your study agreement. Please print it out, sign it and then send it to LUNEX University by post, along with the evidence documents specified in the email.

Application for a Master’s programme:
1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
2. If you have met all the prerequisites for the Master’s programme, we will email you with your study agreement. Please read it carefully, print it out and sign it.
3. In order to complete your application, please send the signed study agreement along with all other required evidence documents by post to LUNEX University.

As an applicant for one of our Bachelor’s programmes, you will be invited to attend an Application Day. A selection procedure will take place on this day to check whether you meet the necessary prerequisites for the course.

More about the Application Day

The language of instruction in all courses at LUNEX University is English. You should therefore be able to speak and understand English well. You have the opportunity to participate in the Foundation Programme and improve your English if your language skills do not meet the entrnce requirements for study at Bachelor level.

We will inform you in the course of the application process which supporting documents have to be provided and when. In principle, we need the following documents for your application:

  • Copy of your personal ID
  • Copy of the highest educational and/or vocational qualification
  • Health insurance certificate
  • Language certificate (if applicable)

Depending on the degree programme (Bachelor/Master) and your country of origin (EU/non-EU), further documents may be required. More details will be provided to you in good time.

To secure a study place, we recommend that you send us your documents as soon as possible – but at the latest two weeks before the start of your studies. If you are an applicant from outside the EU, you should note that the application process for a visa can take four to eight weeks. Please make sure you give yourself plenty of time.