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FISU WORLD CONFERENCE

 

A NETWORKING PLATFORM FOR SCIENTISTS AND CORPORATES

 

A. FISU World Conference on Student Development through Sport / Summer Universiade

Every two years during the Summer Universiade, FISU in cooperation with the Local Organising Committee organises the FISU World Conference on Student Development through Sport. This major academic conference is a core traditional event inside the University Sport Movement, with a history that goes back to 1960. The FISU World Conference ensures the highest academic level and scientific credibility by organising its event in cooperation with the leading local academic authorities.

 

 

 

The FISU World Conference’s goal is to create a platform for presenting scientific papers on University Sport, thereby stimulating research on this topic.  Conference themes focus on the study of University Sport and are further complimented with keynote addresses, poster presentations, paper-presentation sessions and discussion groups.  The FISU World Conference on Student Development through Sport is open to all accredited participants of the Universiade. Having a student development conference take place during the Universiade allows many student athletes to take part in an international academic conference, fostering the academic spirit in the sports arena.

 

The FISU World Conference attracts not only participants from all over the world, but also well-known speakers. Mark Emmert, President of National Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA (Taipei 2017), Prof. Jinxia Dong, Founding Director of the Peking University Research Center (Gwangju 2015) and Alan Abrahamson, sportswriter and best-selling author (Kazan 2013), are three prominent examples among many famous speakers in the last few years. Additionally, representatives from international organisations such as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the International Fair Play Committee (CIFP), the European Athlete as Student network (EAS) and the HYPE Foundation have taken part in the conference.

 

Facts & Figures

▪ Duration: 3 days

▪ Numbers: average 300 participants (but not limited)

▪ Reach: between 25 and 40 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

▪ 27 editions held since 1960

▪ 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 

 

“The Conference isn't just something you add to a Universiade as a side event, it’s an essential part of the programme as it ties together sport and the university. I see this at the essence, the core, of the Universiade.”

Paolo Bouquet, Sport Development Pro-Rector at University of Trento

  

Young Researcher Award

One of the key objectives of the FISU World Conference on Student Development through Sport is the promotion of junior scientists and the fostering of state-of-the-art research. Accordingly, the Young Researcher Award for FISU Conference Presenters recognises young leaders in research and is awarded in the framework of the FISU World Conference on Development through Sport.

 

The winner of the FISU Young Researcher Award is invited to present his/her research project and paper at the next FISU Forum. The FISU Forum is indeed the ideal FISU event for young researchers to meet with other youngsters involved in their national university sports federations and discuss the relevance of the project for university sport worldwide.

 

Who is eligible? 

PhD students or students less than 2 years post their PhD graduation, under the age of 35 at the time of the Conference.

 

Past winners

Year

Winner

Title of Paper

2013 Kazan

Camille Ricaud (FRA)

Preparing the future human resources for the labour market: University sport and Olympic sport as an educational platform for tomorrow’s employees

2017 Taipei City

Dian Caesaria Widyasari (INA)
Healthy Future Generation: How to Promote Students’ Engagement in Sports and Healthy Lifestyle in Universities in Indonesia

 

B. FISU World Conference on Innovation – Education – Sport / Winter Universiade

Along with the Winter Universiade, FISU provides the organising committee with the opportunity to host a scientific conference. The objective of the FISU World Conference on Innovation - Education - Sport is to create a networking platform for scientists who will present and promote the research on scientific innovations and enhance the sustainable development of winter sports. It is an opportunity for the young generation of sport scientists to discuss new ideas or to arrange projects/cooperative efforts in the area of sports science.

 

The FISU World Conference on Innovation - Education - Sport is open to all accredited participants of the Winter Universiade. Having a conference take place during the Winter Universiade allows many student athletes to take part in an international academic conference, fostering the academic spirit in the sports arena. 

 

 

Facts & figures

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Numbers: average 250 participants (but not limited)

  • Reach: 30 or more countries

  • Frequency: during the Winter Universiade, every two years in odd-numbered years

  • Participants: renowned speakers, academics, PhD students, sports managers, representatives of IFs, organisers of FISU events, FISU Family

  • 4 editions held: Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2017 – Trentino, Italy, 2013 – Erzurum, Turkey, 2011 – Harbin, China, 2009

  • Next edition: Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation, 2019. More information here

  • Programme: plenary sessions, parallel sessions, poster session, cultural programme, exhibition

“The FISU World Conference on Innovation organised at the occasion of the Winter Universiade is a unique opportunity for academic scholars to taste one of the most exciting winter multisport event. It is also an outstanding crossroads between sports and research, allowing the Winter Universiade participants to confront their experience with sport-related content and to contribute to the expansion of the scientific knowledge on that particular theme.”

Prof. Kairat Zakiryanov, President of International Association of Physical Education and Sport Universities