Since its founding in 1949, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) is the key driver to expand the role and reach of university sport around the world. FISU believes that sports values and sports practice work in perfect synchronicity within one's university studies.
FISU is responsible for the organization and governance of worldwide sports competitions for university student-athletes, the promotion of physical activity and well-being for the campus communities, as the world governing body of national university sports organizations and currently has 176 member associations (National University Sport Federations) from five continents.
FISU stages its events every two years that currently include two World University Games (summer and winter) and more than 30 World University Championships and Cups.
It also organizes conferences, forums and seminars to promote sport as a component of the educational system.