Today’s Stars, Tomorrow’s Leaders

The same qualities that drive student-athletes to succeed in sports are also keys to helping them be leaders in both business and their communities. FISU is part of the student-athlete team, helping them develop the skills they will need to be tomorrow’s leaders. FISU does this in part through conferences, seminars and partnerships with leading universities and organisations. 

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Sport, particularly university sport, cuts through the differences and boundaries. It can help bring young generations and nations together. Sport drives cultural, social, and environmental changes for the better. With the tremendous potential of sport, we can broaden the horizon of sport in our lives and communities. 

The aim of the FISU World Conference in Taipei is to gather, during three days, renowned scholars and young researchers to discuss the place sport has within the university, to exchange ideas regarding its development and the new challenges of university sport.

Organisers are sure that this edition of the FISU Summer Conference will be the opportunity for all the participants to better understand what the values of amateur sport can bring to our communities. FISU conferences promote the exchange of ideas and the results of scientific research on this specific topic, to make sure competitive and leisure sport is given its appropriate place in the development of young students who are going to be tomorrow’s leaders.

To find out more on the FISU World Conference on Development Through Sport, visit here.

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Every two years the FISU Forum on University Sport brings together students, officials and other key partners involved in the university sport movement.

Combining academic sessions with cultural, educational and sporting activities, the Forum is a five-day event meant to develop and strengthen the worldwide university sport movement.

The 14th FISU Forum on University Sport will be held in Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation from August 6 until 10 in 2018. Find more event information here

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Held in conjunction with the 2019 Krasnoyarsk Winter Universiade, the FISU World Conference is a time for educators, scientific researches and business leaders to exchange knowledge and ideas in sports, particularly that of importance to student-athletes. It will be held on March 4 and 5 in 2019.

More event information can be found by following the 2019 Winter Universiade here.

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FISU is a leader in the study and promotion of including women at all levels of university sport, advocating equality and equity of opportunities for men and women in the field of physical activity, sport and recreation.

The Gender Equality Award is accorded every other year by FISU during the Summer Universiade. This distinction is earned by an organisation or individual doing the most to include equal opportunities for men and women in the university sport arena.

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Organised on the sidelines of FISU sporting and educational events, the FISU Youth Leadership Seminars student-athletes and officials opportunities to learn about the topics that are often of great interest to them: social media, communication skills and anti-doping. Professional speakers moderate these seminars. By learning from others knowledge and experience participants develop their own competences. Eurosport, the World Anti-doping Agency, Adecco, JTA are traditional FISU Youth and Leadership Seminar partners.

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RIOU Master of Sport Administration

The Master of Sport Administration of the Russian International Olympic University is a one-year full-time programme of further professional development in sports management, and is endorsed by the International Olympic Committee. Located in Sochi, the main objective of this sport administration programme is to produce a new generation of effective sports managers with both strategic and operational skills. 

You can find further information here.

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To find out more about FISU Educational Events, including information on the Educational Committee, the Gender Equality Committee and the Student Committee, visit the FISU website.