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The FISU logo, a dynamic uniting symbol of University Sport

The “U” is a powerful letter and it stands for university, our key field of activity,. This U also stands for you, us, union, and universality, mirroring FISU's commitment to inclusivity. We call it the “Dynamic U”. The emblem embodies the passion that empowers to overcome obstacles, go beyond limits and cross boundaries, in both sport and life.


The main colours of the emblem symbolise the universally of the sports world and have been a part of FISU's visual identity since our founding in 1949. The mixed gradient represents our dedication to diversity, equality, innovation, and the joy of sport while creating and supporting the university sports community across the world.


As the official International University Sports Federation emblem, this logo is used on all official communication related to FISU's activities and events. Detailed specifications on using the emblem and FISU flag can be found here.


FISU logo use

The FISU “U” is the official International University Sports Federation logo. This logo is used on all official communication – printed/mail/web – related to the International University Sports Federation.


The FISU logo and the designs of FISU sporting events are copyrighted. This means they cannot be modified in any way. Only FISU may authorise the use of its properties or delegate their use to an Organising Committee or a third party. In each case, the use of its properties must be done in accordance with the spirit and regulations of FISU. Any grant, license or commercial use must contain the appropriate FISU regulation and be respected by the parties concerned.



Additional FISU logo conditions of use

The logo and associated visual identity designs must be used in the same manner for all aspects of the event, whether printed or in any other form. The design may be in the language of the host country, but it must also appear in English and French unless otherwise authorised by FISU. The design of the event, along with the FISU emblem must appear on all official and promotional materials, and in all facilities and surroundings. The emblem of the event must be in accordance with these guidelines and be approved by the FISU Executive Commitee. The use of the logo at an event is authorised for commercial purposes. In any case, the association with another name or logo may not alter the official logo; the name or logo may not exceed one-fourth of the size of the official emblem.



FISU flag

The FISU flag includes the logo of FISU centred on a white background.

The recommended size is:

  • For official use in sports halls or venues: 200 cm wide x 150 cm high,
  • For the official flag at the opening ceremony of the FISU World University Games: 450 cm wide x 300 cm high or 600 cm wide x 450 cm high,
  • For oriflammes: 80 cm wide x 120 cm high.



FISU medal specifications

MedalsThe medals should be:

  • First: gold or gilt
  • Second: silver or silver-gilt
  • Third: bronze


Traditionally, both the FISU 'U' and the title of the FISU World University Games or Championship appear on the heads side of the medal. On the tails side there usually is some kind of artistic design. The average size is 60 mm in diameter, with a 5 mm thickness.

Fisu Logo guidelines

Origin of the fisu logo

The first official FISU logo was inspired by the 'U' of 'University', and was accompanied by five stars that symbolise the five continents. The original logo was  created by the CUSI (Italian University Sports Centre) during the first Summer Universiade in 1959, and symbolised FISU from that date until 2020 .