Excerpts from the activities of the International Day of University Sports in some universities
A group of universities, colleges and higher education institutions in the State of Qatar celebrated the International Day of University Sports, where each educational institution organized at its headquarters a series of sports, physical and recreational activities for its students under the umbrella of the Qatar University Sports Federation.
This celebration marks the first of the activities organized by the Qatar University Sports Federation to achieve its central goal: to promote sports and physical activities in institutions of higher education in accordance with international standards that promote awareness of the concept of sport and its positive impact on the health of the individual in the university student community and within the community system.
The International Day of University Sport is an official event adopted on the agenda of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Federation of University Sport (FISU) and aims to strengthen links between universities and their local communities through a number of activities focused on sport and healthy living and creating communication between students around the world.
In most countries of the world, this day coincides with the beginning of the school year as the decision to choose and approve it came from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to celebrate it on the 20th of September since 2016 because it is the date of the launch of the first World Championship for Students 94 years ago in 1924.
The International Federation of University Sports is keen to share with the many university sports federations under its umbrella to interact with the activities of this day as a means of promoting its sporting events, creating a debate on university sports, promoting its values, exchanging knowledge about the mechanisms of developing university sports around the world and promoting awareness of the importance of sport in educational institutions.