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04 February 2015 | in Lausanne in Motion, Education, FISU


GRANADA - FISU President Claude-Louis Gallien met this morning with Mr. Hao Ping, Vice-Minister of Education of China and President of the 37th Session of the UNESCO General Conference. Also present at the meeting were Mr. Fang Jun, Deputy Director General of the Department of Trade and International Cooperation of the Ministry of Education of China, Mr. Xue Yanqing, Vice-President of FUSC, the University Sports Federation of China, Mr. Luo Ping, Director of the Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Education of China and Shen Yubiao, assistant of Mr. Ping. For FISU, Oleg Matytsin, First Vice-President and Mr. Eric Saintrond, Secretary-General/CEO were present as well.

Claude-Louis Gallien (left) with Hao Ping, Vice-Minister of Education, China, and President of the 37th session of UNESCO General Conference

The discussions between the two delegations were very fruitful and on this occasion, the President of FISU raised the possibility for China and Beijing city to bid for the 2021 Winter Universiade which would be unusual for a city that has already organized the Summer Universiade in 2001.

The FISU President also once again presented his project "International Day of University Sports" of which he is very keen and for which he would like to have the support of UNESCO. This project was introduced and tested successfully a first time during the "Lausanne in Motion" event in September 2014.

“This is a very innovative project involving both citizens and universities in the same city”, Mr. Gallien explained. Mr. Hao Ping was very interested in the project noting that it could encourage the promotion of sport for all around the world. He promised President Gallien to study the project of "International Day of University Sport" with the greatest attention.


Yvan Dufour, Editor-in-Chief – Photos by Yuan Ren