27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013


The history of FISU

The International University Sports Federation was officially formed in 1949. Its origin goes back to the first World Students Games, held in May 1923 in Paris. The organizer of the Games was French educator and scholar Jean Petitjean, companion of Pierre de Coubertin.

In 1924 at the International Sport Congress of the Universities in Warsaw it was decided to set up the International Confederation of Students (ICS). Eight games were carried out during the operation of the ICS until 1939.Read more

The structure of FISU

As the leading organization of international students sport and the second organization to hold competitions in different kinds of sport in the world, FISU has a flexible and efficient structure.Read more

The committees of FISU

The committees take part in and counsel the Executive Committee on all matters of administration. There are 12 permanent committees.Read more

FISU projects

FISU Gala Awarding Ceremony, September 22nd, 2012

The FISU Gala Awarding Ceremony is a project held under the FISU five stars and aimed at recognising best public representatives who made a significant contribution to the worldwide development of university sports, promotion of the ideals of sports and humanism. Read more

Heads of Delegations Meeting, April 3 – 7, 2013

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) and the Organizing Committee of the 27th Summer Universiade Kazan 2013 are pleased to announce that the Heads of Delegations Meeting of the 27th Summer Universiade will be held from , 2013 in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation at the Korston Hotel. Read more