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05 July 2023 | in Conference, Summer FISU World University Games

"University Sports: Embracing a Colourful World" theme of upcoming FISU World Conference in Chengdu

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Just following the Opening Ceremony of the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games, the FISU World Conference will commence. Scholars and sport leaders will gather 29-31 July to focus on the development and growth of university sport. The main theme for this edition is “University Sports: Embracing a Colourful World”. Chengdu Sports University is host to the conference that will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Wenjiang in Chengdu.


The FISU World Conference provides a platform from which scientific papers can be presented and discussed thus aiming to grow and develop global university sport. Therefore, building on the main theme, sub-themes that will be discussed by presenters and participants alike include:4B7A2201 2

  • Sports and a better city

  • Health in an interactive life

  • Technology for a smarter future

  • Culture in a more inclusive world


Multiple speakers will present on topics related to the listed themes. Keynote speakers at the FISU World Conference include:

  • Gudrun Doll Tepper – Professor of Free University of Berlin, Chairperson of the Germany Olympic Academy

  • Chen Junshi – Chinese Academy of Engineering, Researcher and General Advisor of the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment

  • Zhong Bingshu – Former President and Professor at Capital University of Physical Education and Sports, Vice President of Federation of University Sport China, FISU Education Committee Member

  • David Grevemberg – Chief Innovation and Partnerships Officer with the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, former CEO of Commonwealth Games Federation

  • Bastien Presset – Researcher at the University of Lausanne and King’s College London

  • Konstantinos Georgiadis – Dean of the International Olympic Academy


All accredited participants to the FISU Games are welcome to join the FISU World Conference on site with no additional registration while the keynote sessions will be available in livestreaming – the link will be provided shortly. Additional conference information can be found here