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International Day of University Sport

Connecting students around the world


Organised annually since 2016, the International Day of University Sport (IDUS) is celebrated on 20 September and was officially proclaimed by the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organisation (UNESCO).


This day aims at creating links between universities and their local communities focused around sport, physical activity and healthy living.


Through this event, FISU aims to involve the multiple university sports stakeholders and member organisations in IDUS activities, not only as a way to promote its sports events but also to create a debate on university sport and to promote FISU values. IDUS is a platform to exchange ideas, best practices, challenges and opportunities within and through university sport worldwide.


IDUS presents an opportunity to share knowledge on key issues relating to the development of sport and the University Sports Movement worldwide, and to improve awareness of the importance of sport in educational institutions, as well as FISU’s mission, current programmes, policies and priorities.

Overview of the 2019 edition: #LetsIDUS in numbers

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If you need more information about this special event, please contact us at For our Member Associations, you can find detailed content regarding organising a #LetsIDUS event on the FISU Extranet - event videos, logo, banners etc. Please contact us if you need help accessing your credentials for the Extranet. We will be pleased to answer your questions and help you to promote the International Day of University Sports.

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