International Day of University Sport

International Day of University Sport (IDUS) is held annually on 20 September.

Officially proclaimed by the United Nationals Education, Science and Culture Organisation (UNESCO), this event celebrates and recognises the contribution of university sport to individuals, universities and communities.

Celebrations are held locally at universities, nationally by National University Sport Federations, regionally across the whole of Oceania and globally through the FISU university sport network.

Each year, activities are held to celebrate this annual event and have included intervarsity sport events, workshops, seminars, social sport events, online sport quizzes and pop up sport activities on campus.

Oceania 2022 IDUS celebrations

In 2022, FISU Oceania celebrated IDUS by encouraging individuals and teams to (virtually) walk around Oceania via our 12 member countries. Our campaign #Let’sWalkOceania, aimed to promote healthy and active lifestyles amongst Oceania university students, university communities and their families.

Individuals and teams were able to register via our event app and have their daily kms contribute to the team goal of 20,197km. #oneteam #onegoal

The virtual route included: (start) Brisbane Australia – Auckland New Zealand – Noumea New Caledonia – Suva Fiji – Rarotonga Cook Islands – Pago Pago American Samoa – Apia Samoa – Majuro Marshall Islands – Pohnpei Federated States of Micronesia – Saipan Northern Mariana Islands – Mangilao Guam – Port Moresby Papua New Guinea – Brisbane Australia (finish)

Resources for IDUS celebrations

The following resources are available to assist organisations prepare and plan for their IDUS celebrations

For more information about IDUS and to access FISU IDUS resources visit the FISU IDUS website.