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International Day of University Sport 


A way to connect students around the world.


Organised every year 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 last edition: IDUS 2018 in numbers


How to organise an IDUS Event


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Download the French version


Download the Russian version


Download the Spanish version



Contact us

If you need more information about this special event, please contact us at development@fisu.net. You can find detailed content regarding the organisation of an IDUS events on the FISU Extranet - 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.