Panathlon International was established in 1951, associates 300 Panathlon Clubs worldwide and is recognized by the International Olympic Committee with resolution 11/6/1982. The main aim of Panathlon International is the achievement of the sporting ideal and the establishment of its cultural and moral values as a means towards the development and advancement of the individual and solidarity between men and people. The PCU Committee is the university sport oriented platform of Panathlon International.

Panathlon International
is IOC recognised


Panathlon International was established in 1951 in Venice (Italy) and associates 300 Panathlon Clubs worldwide. Panathlon International is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (resolution 11/6/1982), is a member of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), of the International Fair Play Committee (CIFP) and of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE). It also has systematic contacts with UNESCO. The main aim of Panathlon International is the achievement of the sporting ideal and the establishment of its cultural and moral values as a means towards the development and advancement of the individual and solidarity between men and people. Among many initiatives the “Panathlon Charter on Rights of Children in Sport” is the most known, adapted by almost all sport federations worldwide. The PCU Committee is the university sport oriented platform of Panathlon International. The President of Panathlon International is Pierre Zappelli, member of the International Olympic Committee Cultural Commission. The most important Panathlon International Charters and Declarations:


The PCU Committee is the university sport oriented platform of Panathlon International which organizes and endorses university sport events with the focus on fair play and ethics in student sport. With resolution n° 21/11/CI dated 29/9/2011, Panathlon International authorized the establishment of the Committee of Panathlon Clubs of Universities (PCU Committee). In 1999 the basis of the PCU Committee was established as an independent initiative of Belgian and Dutch students, the “European Student Football Championship”. Over the years the number of sports was extended and the initiative was incorporated in the non-profit association IFIUS. In 2011, the association became part of Panathlon International and the initiative was welcomed by the 2011 President of the International Olympic Committee J. Rogge. The PCU Committee unites all Panathlon Clubs of Universities, supervises their sports and cultural initiatives, organizes the PCU Games, the PCU Drawing Contest, the PCU Photo Contest, the PCU Bridge Trophy, the PCU Chess Cup and PCU Tennis. A Panathlon Club of a University is a Panathlon Club connected to and named after a university or university college.



The initiative of a university platform within Panathlon International was welcomed by the 2011 President of the International Olympic Committee J. Rogge as expressed in this letter.


The PCU Committee is subject to the governing statutes and regulations of Panathlon International.


The Executive Board is elected each 4 years by the General Assembly of all Panathlon Clubs of Universities and is completed with the Secretary General of Panathlon International and the President of the PCU Games Council. The 2024 elections on 26 April in Antwerp (BEL) offered the following composition upon approval of Panathlon International:

  • President, Peter Verboven (Belgium)
  • Secretary General & Treasurer, His Excellency Prof. Dr. A. G. Kotchofa (Benin)
  • Member, Prof. Dr. Francis baron Van Loon (Belgium)
  • President PCU Games Council, Prof. Dr. Bahram Ghadimi (Iran)
  • Secretary General Panathlon International, Simona Callo (Italy)

PCU CLUBS (Panathlon Clubs of Universities)

Universities and University Colleges that consider ethics in sport and Fair Play an added value for the development of their students are welcome to create a Panathlon Club connected to the university. Participants of the PCU Games are automatically granted Panathlon International membership as a PCU Club. The establishment and working modalities of a PCU Club are simple and are explained in detail upon request at The PCU Club advantages can be summarized as follows:

  • Member of an IOC recognized association with emphasis on ethics in sport
  • Representation and voting right Panathlon International General Assembly
  • Representation and voting right PCU Committee General Assembly
  • Network of more than 300 Panathlon Clubs worldwide
  • Each member receives the Panathlon Magazine a number of times per year
  • Free participation in the PCU Games


Universities or University Colleges which participate in any of the PCU Committee initiatives and events are considered PCU Network Members. The PCU Network Member status is granted to a university (college) after registration for any of the PCU Committee initiatives and events by a student of the university (college), the university (college) sports office or any other service of the university (college). Besides the specific participation regulations applicable for any of the PCU Committee initiatives and events, no institutional or financial obligations are connected to the PCU Network Member status. The PCU Network Member advantages can be summarized as follows:

  • Being a network member of an IOC recognised federation
  • Access to a network of 300+ Panathlon Clubs worldwide and 150+ PCU Network Members




PCU Antwerp (Belgium)

PCU Bath (England, United Kingdom)

PCU Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (Germany)

PCU Constructor Bremen (Germany)

PCU Edinburgh (Scotland, United Kingdom)

PCU Gjirokastër (Albania)

PCU Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

PCU Prizren (Kosovo)

PCU Teheran (Iran)

PCU Tirana (Albania)

PCU Verona (Italy)

PCU Belgrade FON (Serbia)

PCU TU Brno (Czech Republic)

PCU Éts Montreal (Canada)

PCU Middlesex (England, United Kingdom)

PCU International University Rome (Italy)

PCU Pristina (Kosovo)

PCU Isa Boletini Mitrovica (Kosovo)

PCU Czech University of Life Sciences (Czech Republic)

PCU Sussex (England, United Kingdom)

PCU Leuphana Lüneburg (Germany)

PCU TTK University of Applied Sciences (Estonia)

PCU Czech Technical University Prague (Czech Republic)

PCU University College for Business (Albania)

PCU Mendel Brno (Czech Republic)



PCU Chess |

University for Business and Technology (Albania)

Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (Argentina)

University of Belgrano (Argentina)

BRAC University (Bangladesh)

Ghent University (Belgium)

KU Leuven (Belgium)

University of Antwerp (Belgium)

University of Liège (Belgium)

Newtech Institut (Central African Republic)

Beihang University (China)

Technical University of Liberec (Czech Republic)

Brunel University London (England, United Kingdom)

University of East Anglia (England, United Kingdom)

University of Kent (England, United Kingdom)

University of Warwick (England, United Kingdom)

Estonian Business School (Estonia)

Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

Universität Mannheim (Germany)

University of Patras (Greece)

University of Guyana (Guyana)

Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (Hungary)

University of Pécs (Hungary)

Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

Gabriele D’Annunzio University (Italy)

Università degli studi di padova (Italy)

University of Eastern Piedmont (Italy)

University of Messina (Italy)

University of Padua (Italy)

University of Jordan (Jordan)

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania)

University of Technology (Mauritius)

Abdelmalek Essaâdi University (Morocco)

Motherland University (Nepal)

Bangbang National University College (Philippines)

Cebu Technological University (Philippines)

Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (Philippines)

National University, Campus Laguna (Philippines)

University of the Philippines – Los Baños (Philippines)

Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland)

University of Economics and Human Sciences (Poland)

University of Porto (Portugal)

Emanuel University Oradea (Romania)

University of Bucharest (Romania)

University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova (Romania)

University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (Sri Lanka)

University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka)

University of Sri Jayewardenepura (Sri Lanka)

University of Lucerne (Switzerland)

Donetsk State University (Ukraine)

Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics (Ukraine)

AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Belgium)

Artevelde University of Applied Sciences (Belgium)

Institut St Luc (Belgium)

Odisee University of Applied Sciences (Belgium)

Thomas More University of Applied Sciences (Belgium)

UCLouvain (Belgium)

Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

VIVES University of Applied Sciences (Belgium)

Škoda Auto University (Czech Republic)

University of Essex (England, United Kingdom)

University of Eastern Finland (Finland)

FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Saarland University (Germany)

University of Konstanz (Germany)

University of Münster (Germany)

Mary Immaculate College (Ireland)

Technological University Dublin (Ireland)

Vilnius University (Lithuania)

State University of Medicine and Pharmacy (Moldova)

HAN University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)

Radboud University (The Netherlands)

Rej Juan Carlos University (Spain)

Istanbul University (Istanbul)

Makerere University (Uganda)



AAB College (Kosovo)

Aalto University (Finland)

Aarhus University (Denmark)

Abdelmalek Essaädi University (Morocco)

Academic Sports Association Zurich (Switzerland)

Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (Czech Republic)

Adriatic University Bar (Montenegro)

Airlangga University (Indonesia)

American College of Greece / Deree College (Greece)

American University of Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

American University of Beirut (Lebanon)

American University of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan)

American University of Malta (Malta)

American University of Paris (France)

Amherst College (United States of America)

Andalas University (Indonesia)

Anton de Kom University of Suriname (Suriname)

Antwerp University Association (Belgium)

AP University College (Belgium)

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Artevelde University of Applied Sciences (Belgium)

Ashoka University (India)

Australian College of Kuwait (Kuwait)

Ballsbridge University Cyprus (Cyprus)

Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia)

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Bangladesh)

Bogdan Voda University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

Brunel University London (England, United Kingdom)

Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Romania)

Budapest University Association (Hungary)

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy)

Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome (Italy)

Cardiff University (Wales, United Kingdom)

Catalan National University Students (Spain)

Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary)

CY Cergy Paris University / ILEPS (France)

Cyprus Health and Social Sciences University (North-Cyprus)

Danubius University (Romania)

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

De Montfort University (England, United Kingdom)

Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)

Democritus University of Thrace (Greece)

Diego Portales University (Chile)

Distant Production House University (Rwanda)

Donetsk National University (Ukraine)

Dublin City University DCU (Ireland)

EASD Ramón Falcón (Spain)

ECAM LaSalle Lyon (France)

Edinburgh College of Art (Scotland)

EDUCONS University (Serbia)

EIGSI La Rochelle (France)

Emanuel University of Oradea (Romania)

ENS Rennes (France)

Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands)

ESCP Business School (London Campus) (England, United Kingdom)

Esslingen University of Applied Science (Germany)

Estonian Academy of Security Sciences (Estonia)

Faculty of Applied Arts, Belgrade (Serbia)

FASTA University (Argentina)

Fiji National University (Fiji)

Foundation University Islamabad (Pakistan)

Foundation University Rawalpindi Campus (Pakistan)

Foundation University Sialkot Campus (Pakistan)

Franklin University Switzerland (Switzerland)

Free University of Berlin (Germany)

Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (Germany)

Gabriele d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy)

Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)

Gambia College (The Gambia)

Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport Poland (Poland)

Ghent University (Belgium)

Goce Delčev University of Štip (North Macedonia)

Haigazian University (Lebanon)

HAN University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)

Harare Institute of Techonology (Zimbabwe)

Heidelberg University (Germany)

Heidelberg University of Education (Germany)

Helmut Schmidt University (Germany)

Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)

HOGENT University of Applied Sciences (Belgium)

Hult International Business School (England, United Kingdom)

Humboldt University Berlin (Germany)

Hungarian University of Sport Science (Hungary)

IMACS College (Haïti)

Indian Institute of Public health, Hyderabad (India)

Indira Gandhi National Open University (India)

Institut Européen du Journalisme (France)

Instituto Politécnico de Santarém – Escola Superior de Desporto de Rio Maior (Portugal)

International University of Monaco (Monaco)

IQS – Ramon Llull University (Spain)

ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal)

Islamic Azad University (Iran)

Islamic Azad University, Ayatollah Amoli Branch (Iran)

Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch (Iran)

ISM University of Management and Economics (Lithuania)

Istanbul University (Turkey)

IUT Henri Poindaré of Longwy (France)

Jorge Tadeo Lozano University (Colombia)

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Germany)

JUNIA Graduate School of Engineering (France)

Juraj Dobrila University of Pula (Croatia)

Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)

KdG University College (Belgium)

Kharazmi University (Iran)

Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences (Bhutan)

Kozminski University (Poland)

KU Leuven (Belgium)

KU Leuven Campus Antwerp (Belgium)

Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture (Ukraine)

Kyiv State Institute of Decorative and Applied Art and Design (Ukraine)

Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologiss (Latvia)

LCC International University (Lithuania)

Lebanese American University (Lebanon)

Leibniz University Hannover (Germany)

Liceo Experimental Artístico (Chile)

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (Lithuania)

London South Bank University (England, United Kingdom)

Loughborough University (England, United Kingdom)

Maastricht University (Netherlands)

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Campus Hamburg (Germany)

Makerere University (Uganda)

Manado State Polytecchnic (Indonesia)

MARA University of Technology (Malaysia)

Marbella International University Centre (Spain)

Marche Polytechnic University (Italy)

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Poland)

Maritime Academy Antwerp (Belgium)

Maynooth University (Ireland)

McGill University (Canada)

Medical University of Plovdiv (Bulgaria)

Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic))

Middlesex University London (England, United Kingdom)

Middlesex University Mauritius (Mauritius)

Modern University for Business and Science (Lebanon)

Mother Theresa University (North Macedonia)

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)

National University of Food Technologies (Ukraine)

National University of Science and Technology (Oman)

Neapolis University Paphos (Cyprus)

Nebrija University (Spain)

Netaji Subhas University of Technology (India)

Norbuling Rigter College (Bhutan)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)

Nottingham Trent University (England, United Kingdom)

Ovidius University of Constanta (Romania)

Oxford University (England, United Kingdom)

Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Greece)

Paris Institute of Political Studies (France)

Paris-Panthéon-Assas University (France)

Payame Noor University (Iran)

Pertamina University (Indonesia)

Petach tikva College (Israel)

Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Portugal)

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (Argentina)

Public University of Navarre (Spain)

Queen Mary University of London (England, United Kingdom)

Radboud University (Netherlands)

Reutlingen University ESB Business School (Germany)

Riga Technical University (Latvia)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (Bahrain)

Royal University for Women (Bahrain)

Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)

RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

Saarland University (Germany)

Sacred Heart University (United States of America)

Sam Ratulangi University (Indonesia)

Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)

School of Visual Arts, New York (United States of America)

Sciences Po (France)

Sheffield Hallam University (England, United Kingdom)

Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nanded (India)

Solent University (England, United Kingdom)

South Eastern University of Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria)

Suankularb College (Thailand)

Syddansk Universiteit (Denmark)

Tallinn University (Estonia)

Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

Technical University of Berlin (Germany)

Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany)

Technological University Dublin (Ireland)

Tel Aviv University (Israel)

the One Academy of Communication Design (Malaysia)

Thomas More University of Applied Sciences (Belgium)

Tilburg University (Netherlands)

Torcuato di Tella University (Argentina)

Toulouse Business School (France)

Tribhuvan University (Nepal)

Trinity College (Ireland)

Trinity Western University (Canada)

TTK University of Applied Sciences (Estonia)

UIC Barcelona (Spain)

UNED Distance State University (Costa Rica)

UNEM Business University (Costa Rica)

Universidad Abierta Interamericana (Argentina)

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)

Universidad de Deusto (San Sebastián) (Spain)

Universidad del Salvador (Argentina)

Universidad Evangelica de El Salvador (El Salvador)

Universidade de Évora (Portugal)

Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)

Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain)

Universitat Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)

Universität Bremen (Germany)

Universität Konstanz (Germany)

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain)

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)

Universität Ulm (Germany)

Université Antonine (Lebanon)

Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)

Université des Mascareignes (Mauritius)

Université Libre Bruxelles (Belgium)

Université Paris Dauphine (France)

University College Dublin (Ireland)

University College Léonard de Vinci (Belgium)

University for Business and Technology (Kosovo)

University of Adelaide (Australia)

University of Algiers 3 (Algeria)

University of Angers / ENSAI (France)

University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt (Germany)

University of Arts in Belgrade (Serbia)

University of Aruba (Aruba)

University of Belgrade (Serbia)

University of Belgrano (Argentina)

University of Bielsko-Biała (Poland)

University of Bologna (Italy)

University of Brunei Darussalam (Brunei)

University of California, Irvine (United States of America)

University of California, Santa Barbara (United States of America)

University of Cambridge (England, United Kingdom)

University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale (Italy)

University of CEMA (Argentina)

University of Central Lancashire (England, United Kingdom)

University of Chile (Chile)

University of Coimbra (Portugal)

University of Debrecen (Hungary)

University of Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)

University of Dundee (Scotland)

University of East Anglia (England, United Kingdom)

University of Eastern Finland (Finland)

University of Essex (England, United Kingdom)

University of Faisalabad (Pakistan)

University of Gothenborg (Sweden)

University of Greenwich (England, United Kingdom)

University of Groningen (Netherlands)

University of Guam (Guam)

University of Guyana (Guyana)

University of Helsinki (Finland)

University of Iceland (Iceland)

University of Kaiserslautern (Germany)

University of La Laguna (Spain)

University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

University of Leeds (England, United Kingdom)

University of Leiden (Netherlands)

University of Leipzig (Germany)

University of Liechtenstein (Liechtenstein)

University of Liège (Belgium)

University of Limerick (Ireland)

University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

University of Luzern (Switzerland)

University of Macau (Macau)

University of Malaya (Malaysia)

University of Malta (Malta)

University of Manitoba / International College of Manitoba (Canada)

University of Mannheim (Germany)

University of Maribor (Slovenia)

University of Mauritius (Mauritius)

University of Melbourne (Australia)

University of Minho (Portugal)

University of Montpellier (France)

University of Mostar (Bosnia Herzegovina)

University of Münster (Germany)

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (Austria)

University of Nîmes (France)

University of Novi Sad (Serbia)

University of Padua (Italy)

University of Paris – Saclay (France)

University of Porto (Portugal)

University of Potsdam (Germany)

University of Primorska, Faculty of Health Studies (Slovenia)

University of Rijeka (Croatia)

University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)

University of San Andrés (Argentina)

University of Sannio (Italy)

University of Science and Technology, Houari Boumediene (Algeria)

University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi” (Albania)

University of Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College (Sierra Leone)

University of Southampton (England, United Kingdom)

University of St. Andrews (Scotland)

University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)

University of Stirling (Scotland)

University of Strathclyde (Scotland)

University of Technology of Compiègne (France)

University of Technology of Troyes (France)

University of Technology, Mauritius (Mauritius)

University of the Littoral Opal Coast (France)

University of the West Indies – Mona Campus (Jamaica)

University of the West Indies at Cave Hill (Barbados)

University of the West Indies Open Campus Trinidad (Trinidad & Tobago)

University of Tirana (Albania)

University of Trento (Italy)

University of Tübingen (Germany)

University of Twente (Netherlands)

University of Utrecht (Netherlands)

University of Vigo (Spain)

University of Warsaw (Poland)

University of Wolverhampton (England, United Kingdom)

University of Zadar (Croatia)

University of Zagreb (Croatia)

University of Ziane Achour (Algeria)

UPA University Panamericana (Costa Rica)

Vilnius University (Lithuania)

Wageningen University & Research (Netherlands)

West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin (Poland)

Whitefield Business School (Mauritius)

World Maritime University (Sweden)

York St. John University (England, United Kingdom)

Zagreb School of Economics and Management (Croatia)

Zanzibar School of Health (Tanzania)

Zeppelin University (Germany)

Zone – Metropolia / Haaga-Helia / Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Finland)


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