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|Formation||1 January 1949|
|170 member associations|
|French and English|
|Leonz Eder (Switzerland)|
|Luciano Cabral (Brazil) (1st VP),|
Penninah ALIGAWESA KABENGE(UGA)
Marian Dymalski (Poland)
Zhen SHEN (CHN)
The Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU, English: International University Sports Federation) is responsible for the organisation and governance of worldwide sports competitions for student-athletes between the ages of 17 and 28. It was founded in 1949 as the world governing body of national university sports organisations and currently has 174 member associations (National University Sport Federations) from five continents. Between 1949 and 2011, it was based in Brussels (Belgium); since 2011, it is based in Lausanne (Switzerland).
It also organises conferences, forums and seminars to promote sport as a component of the educational system.
A General Assembly elects an executive committee for a four-year term. Oleg Matytsin was elected president for 2015-2019, succeeding Claude-Louis Gallien. The secretary-general and CEO is Eric Saintrond; vice-presidents are Leonz Eder, Luciano Cabral, Marian Dymalski, Leopold Senghor and Liguo Yang.
Past presidents include:
The Universiade is an international sporting event staged every two years in a different city. There were 10,622 participants in Shenzhen, China, in 2011, and 174 participating countries in Daegu, Korea, in 2003.
The Summer Universiade includes 12 compulsory sports (15 compulsory disciplines):
The Winter Universiade includes 6 compulsory sports (8 compulsory disciplines):
One to four optional sports are chosen by the host country.
While the Universiades are held in odd years, the university world championships are held in even years. It includes individual/team sports, indoor/outdoor sports, combat sports, mind sports and summer/winter sports.