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The FISU World Conference on Student Development through Sport: a Place to Link up 

Along with the Summer Universiade, FISU organises, every two years, the FISU World Conference on Student Development through Sport. This major academic conference is one of FISU’s traditional events as the first edition was organised way back in 1960. The FISU World Conference on Student Development through Sport is always organised in cooperation with the highest local academic authorities ensuring the academic level and scientific credibility.

The objective of the FISU World Conference on Student Development through Sport is to create a platform to present scientific papers on university sport and to stimulate research on this topic. The themes discussed in the conference focus on the study of university sport further elaborated with keynote addresses, poster presentations, paper-presentation sessions and discussion groups.

The FISU World Conference on Student Development through Sport is a key FISU event as it allows many of the student-athletes who compete in the Universiade to take part in an international academic conference. It fosters the academic spirit in the sports arena.

The FISU World Conference on Student Development through Sport is open to all accredited participants of the Universiade.

 

The Conference: Facts & Figures

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Scale: average 400 participants (but not limited)
  • Reach: 60 or more countries
  • Frequency: during the Summer Universiade, every two years in odd-numbered years
  • Participants: renowned academic speakers, academia, professors, PhD students, university sports managers, representatives of international sport and non-sport federations, organisers of major FISU events, FISU Family members
  • 26 editions held since 1960: Gwangju, Republic of Korea, 2015 - Kazan, Russian Federation, 2013 - Shenzhen, P.R. China, 2011 - Belgrade, Serbia, 2009 - Bangkok, Thailand, 2007 - Izmir, Turkey, 2005 - Daegu, Republic of Korea, 2003 - Beijing, P.R. China, 2001 - Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 1999 - Catania, Italy, 1997 - Fukuoka, Japan, 1995 - Buffalo, USA, 1993 - Sheffield, UK, 1991 - Zagreb, Yugoslavia, 1987 - Kobe, Japan, 1985 - Edmonton, Canada, 1983 - Bucharest, Romania, 1981 - Mexico City, Mexico, 1979 - Sofia, Bulgaria, 1977 - Hyvinkää, Finland, 1974 - Billingehus, Sweden, 1971 - Haifa, Israel, 1968 - Grunwald, Germany, 1966 - London, UK, 1964 - Obertrauw, Austria, 1962 - Magglingen, Switzerland, 1960
  • Next edition: 27-29 August, 2017 - Taipei City, Chinese Taipei
  • Programme: plenary sessions, parallel sessions, poster session, cultural programme, presentation of the conclusions of the previous Forum and presentation of the next FISU educational events
  • Objectives: to create a platform to present scientific papers and to stimulate research on sport, wherever possible linked to university sport

 

Why organise a FISU World Conference on Student Development through Sport?

 

Next FISU World Conference on Student Development through Sport

 

Past FISU World Conferences on Student Development through Sport

 You can find an overview here