The Comparative Society is a research and educational organization structured for the purposes of promoting, stimulating and encouraging study, research and scholarly activities on the subject of comparative physical education and sport, and supporting, encouraging and providing assistance to those seeking to iniciate, develop and conduct programmes in comparative physical education and sport throughout the world.

ISCPES 21st Biennial Conference (Dec 16th - 18th)

The 21st Biennial Conference of the International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES) was held in Kerala, India, from 16th to 18th December, 2021. It took place in a virtual format organized by Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education (LNCPE) Trivandrum. The LOC did excellent logistic work to provide an idela platform to manage the congress under the theme “State of the Art in Physical Education, Sport and Physical Activity in the International Context”. The congress was inaugurated by the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Government of India, Shri. Anurag Singh Thakur. DG of SAI Sh. Sandeep Pradhan, Prof. Dr. Pedro Carvalho (former President of ISCPES), Dr. G. Kishore, Principal and Regional Director were at the inaugural ceremony. There were six keynote speakers, three panel sections, and 72 oral presentations of delegates of 25 countries around the globe within this conference. It was our privilege to have Emeritus Professor Dr.Herbert Haag, a founder of the ISCPES back in 1978, and former President, gave the “Herbert Haag Lecture”. 

Concerning the Awards, young scholar Ling Qin (China) has received our traditional Lynn Vendien Award. And two Young Researcher Awards were presented to Mohammad Amin Safari (Iran) and Vikas Singh (India). Please check our website and the Book of Abstracts for more information on this enjoyable academic gathering. We want to give our sincere gratefulness to all the participants, members, and everyone who has provided their kind help. Withou you, we cannot successfully activate this fantastic journey. 

Hope to have everyone again at out following events.

ISCPES Quarterly Newsletter-2022-Jan
Shri. Anurag Singh Thakur

Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports of India

Vote of thanks for hosting the 21st Biennial Conference of ISCPES – Kerala, India

"The Herbert Haag Lecture"

Emeritus Prof. (Dr.) Herbert Haag  (Germany)

The 21st Conference held a lecture from a founder and former President of ISCPES


Dr. Selina Khoo

University of Malaya

Mental Health in University Students


Dr. Richard Bailey

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Curriculum Hierarchy: Why do Physical Education and Sport fall to the Bottom?

Dr. Antala Branislav

Comenius University in Bratislava

FIEPS and its Participation on Selective Comparative Research Projects

Dr. Karim Volkwein-Caplan

West Chester University

Healthy Ageing in the Global Pandemic

Dr. Tiago Barbosa

Polytechnic Institute of Bragança

Sport Sciences Training Offer in Europe and Asia: A Comparison Between Portugal and Singapure

Dr. G. Kishore

Principal, SAI LNCPE, TVM, India

Impact and Relevance of Sports Culture and Tradition: An Indian Perspective



Rethinking the Ontology and Epistemology of Game-Based Approaches (GBA’s)


Women, Physical Education and SportFrom an International Perspective in Ibero-America


Quality Physical Education (QPE): The Research, Findings and Inspiration for the QPE Study from 2010 to Present