The Nordplus-Idrott Network (NIN) is aimed at institutions with postgraduate degree programs in sport in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, the Baltic States and Iceland. At present, there are 22 active members in the network.
The chief purpose of the network is to stimulate the continued development of Nordic sports programs at university level.
The activities carried out by Nordplus-Idrott comprise student and teacher exchanges, intensive courses and the development of courses of education.
At present, there are six different networks attached to Nordplus-Idrott. Each of these has its own professional focus: gymnastic apparatus work, ball games, swimming, dance, sports, coaching and outdoor life.
In recent years, the network has applied for funds for:
- Grants for students and teachers
- Joint sports networks
- Network development
The network is coordinated by the Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark. In addition, each member has a local coordinator (also see members).