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Current Structure

As the leading organisation for international university sport, ranked second in organising multi-sport events worldwide, FISU has a flexible and efficient structure.

The General Assembly

Every two years the General Assembly brings together the national university sports organisations which are FISU members (163), and it elects the Executive Committee and the auditor for a four-year period. It adopts the budget and the programme of FISU activities.

 

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is composed of 27 members. It meets twice a year to take the decisions necessary for the proper functioning of FISU. The Steering Committee consists of the President, the first Vice-President, the four Vice-Presidents, the Secretary General, the Treasurer and the first Assessor. It meets periodically when convened by the President, to carry out the business of FISU between meetings of the Executive Committee.

 

FISU Office

The General Secretariat is in charge of FISU's administrative work and it is based at the ‘Maison du Sport International’ in Lausanne, Switzerland, a unique complex that brings together under one roof several of the leading players in international sports administration. This new infrastructure constitutes a remarkable opportunity for FISU, allowing to work together, cultivate contacts, share experience and exploit synergies.

FISU Offices Lausanne
FISU Offices Lausanne


The Committees

The committees assist and advise the Executive Committee in the overall administration of FISU. There are 16 permanent committees:

1. International Technical Committees - CTI: one for the Summer Universiade, one for the Winter Universiade and one for the World University Championships; monitors the preparation of competitions from a technical point of view, drawing up the competition programme and ensuring the good running of the event.

2. Committee for Sports Regulations - CRS: ensures that the sports regulations are updated and proposes new rules to the EC.

3. Medical Committee - CM: supervises the organisation of medical care, as well as the norms of security and hygiene; supervises the anti-doping control procedures.

4. International Control Committee - CIC: verifies that the participants fulfil the conditions of participation.

5. Education Committee - EduC: promotes the study of university sport by organising the Conference during the Universiade, as well as the FISU Forum.

6. Media and Communication Committee - CMC: inspects and controls all the infrastructures and technical means provided to the press; cooperates with international media to ensure media coverage of FISU events.

7 & 8. Universiade Supervision Committees (Winter and Summer) - CSU: responsible for supervising the progress made in the preparation of the Universiades, by making inspection visits and meeting regulary with the leaders of the Organising Committees.

9. Finance Committee - CF: studies the budget plan with the Treasurer.

10. Committee for the Developement of University Sport - CDSU: responsible for studying all the projects aiming at developing the structures of FISU and its member associations.   

11. Committee for Gender Equality - CEG: responsible for studying all the projects aiming at developing women's sport within FISU and its member associations. 

12. Legal Committee - CJ: advises the EC on all legal matters related to FISU activities.

13. Intercontinental Council - CI: assesses the specific needs to encourage, support and enhance university sport in each continent.

14. Student Committee - CdE: represents the student athletes and student managers involved in university sports organisations.

15. Committee for Marketing and Strategic Partnership - CMPS: assists FISU in developing a better understanding of modern technology and the huge potential for university sport stakeholders to forge global and national partnerships from within the sports movement and beyond.

16. Disciplinary Committee - CD: preserves the integrity and reputation of FISU and FISU events, and contributes to ensure the security of the FISU student athletes.

  

The Internal Auditor

The Auditor verifies FISU accountancy.

Objectives of FISU

In order to promote its philosophy and fulfil its mission during this decade, FISU has decided to concentrate on the following objectives

  • Ensure the quality of its sporting events by entrusting the members of its commissions with the task of guarateeing the right execution of the specifications and regulations sent to the organisers, through close cooperation with the technical directors of the International Sports Federations.
  • Develop its reputation and assert itself in university and sports circles, so as to enhance its credibility and that of the movement.
  • Develop existing national federations in the various countries and support them in their dealings with governments.
  • Contribute through study commissions to strengthen the links between universities, the sports movement and students.
  • Approach political and economic authorities, as well as the media, to obtain new funding sources for the development of university sport in all countries.
  • Identify a sports development programme through education, and establish a set of moral standards in line with the evolution of contemporary sport and educational issues throughout the world.

 

Publications

In the past few years, FISU has considerably increased the frequency and quality of its publications

  • The federation's main publication is the "FISU Magazine", which is distributed worldwide. It promotes upcoming events and provides the most complete information about events that have already taken place as well as all the activities of the federation.
  • The "FISU Newsletter" is send out on a regular basis to the members of the FISU Family and gives an update on the latest events within the international university sports movement.
  • The "Internet Website" gathers several publications such as the statutes, regulations, calendar, press releases, results, statistics and above all, the Internet links of the FISU movement.

 

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