The International Day of University Sport (IDUS) will be celebrated for a fifth year running on Sunday, 20 September, bringing the global university sport community together in more ways than one.

Despite the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and its member federations, both national and continental, have planned several online and offline activities that ensure the spirit of sport and friendship is celebrated.

We really wanted to demonstrate that all students around the world feel happy and united by this idea,” said FISU President Oleg Matytsin. “We want all students to feel that sport is an important part of their life. When we come together and celebrate this day, we can feel the unity of our family – the family of students, the family of sport.

An annual tradition since 2016, the International Day of University Sport is proclaimed by the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organisation (UNESCO), as an event that helps create links between universities and their local communities with sport, physical activity and healthy lifestyles.