Collaboration and Partners

At the World Playground Research Institute, we actively seek partnerships and collaborations to amplify our impact and drive innovation in playground design and child development.

Collaboration and Partners

Join us in advancing children’s development through playgrounds

At the World Playground Research Institute we are dedicated to enhancing children's health and development through better and more playgrounds. At the heart of our mission is the belief that every child deserves the opportunity to play on playgrounds that not only provide fun but also stimulate their growth and well-being.

We believe in making research results available, ensuring that the insights gained from research on playgrounds are accessible for a wide audience, whether you are a researcher, decision maker, designer, architect, teacher, educator or parent.

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Our Funding

The World Playground Research Institute is hosted at the Department of Sport Sciences and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark. The center is based on a collaboration between the university and KOMPAN, a leading global playground manufacturer with its headquarters in Denmark.

Together, they share the ambition to ensure that more children around the world have access to playgrounds that stimulate children’s health and development.


Why partner with us?


Our center thrives on collaboration and the exchange of ideas. As a partner, you'll have the chance to work with and alongside an interdisciplinary group of experts and professionals who share a common passion for creating environments that support healthy child development.


By partnering with our research center, you will be able to contribute directly to impacting the lives of children worldwide. Your expertise and insights will play a crucial role in shaping the future of playgrounds.


Partnering with us will provide you with a platform to showcase your work and research to a broader audience. Your contributions will be acknowledged and shared within our network and through our website. You are also very welcome to use all our materials on your website, and in your work, and acknowledge our partnership on your website.
Please don't hesitate to contact us, if you are interested in exploring a partnership with us or if you have any further questions.
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