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30 May 2018 | in NUSF News, CUSF News

FISU Member Roczek receives honoroury doctorate

KIEV – Last weekend the National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport academic council bestowed FISU Continental Association Delegate and EUSA President Adam Roczek with the title of Doctor honoris causa in the Ukrainian capital.

FISU President Oleg Matytsin (left) with EUSA President Adam Roczeck during the 2017 FISU-EUSA Strategic Dialogue meeting in Madrid 

Adam Roczek joins an illustrious group of sports figures awarded with this honorary university distinction, one with such prominent sports figures as Jacques Rogge, former president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC); Sergei Bubka, vice president of the International Association of Athletics Federations and president of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine; and Valerii Borzov, IOC member, vice president of Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, and president of the Ukrainian Athletics Federation.


The National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport, founded in 1930 in Kiev, plays a crucial role in the development of sport in Ukraine and is the alma mater to 300 Olympic medallists.

 EUSA President Adam Roczek with Evgenii Imas, rector of the National University of Okraine on Physical Education and Sport

“This is a tribute to the whole community of university sport, to the European university sport and all its members,” Mr Roczek said upon receiving the award. “This is the token of appreciation of our joint efforts to build friendship between countries, based on the values laid in the Olympic Charter – companionship, solidarity, honesty.”


FISU Vice President Marian Dymalski helped open the ceremony who, on behalf of FISU President, expressed his appreciation for the support and strong leadership that Mr. Roczek has given to the international University Sports Movement. FISU congratulates EUSA President Adam Roczek on this honourable title.