The long-term commitment among the CIMS partners remains fresh and dynamic. Both University of Messina (UNIME) and Universidad de Córdoba (UCO) host two important sport events during 2012. This twinning event gives an opportunity to share good practice in exchange views covering a wide range of issues about the organization of sport events in the respective territories.

The twinning sport events gave the chance to CIMS partner delegations to take part at hosted sport programmes to experience differing cultures and training facilities. A synthetic approach study has been developed recognising the vital role of universities have played in delivering sport events, with their best practices and recommendations, developing mutual understanding and cross-cultural and administrative awareness between people from different cultures and systems.

The final report was presented during VI CIMS International Conference -  Sport and Society  - Freedom and Social Memory held in Richmond from 13 to 15 September 2012 - Sports and Universities: An International Twinning Event

The University of Messina - UNIMESport (UMS) and CUSME hosted Italian National Universities Championship 66th CNU Messina 2012 from 18 to 27 May 2012.

"Sport and universities are a combination of excellence that contributes to the socialization of young people regardless of their physical integrity. It promotes tolarance and intercultural understanding."  Rector of Messina Prof. F. Tomasello quotation. Read more.

Photo: Prof. Pizarro and Prof. Garcia - CNU Messina 2012 - Inauguration Event at University of Messina (May 19, 2012)

Prof. Antonio Garcia del Moral, Sport General Director  and prof. Rafael Pizarro Nevado, Housing Service General Director, both from Universidad de Córdoba, visited University of Messina and CNU Messina 2012 sport facilities.

Photo: CNU 2012 students during opening cerimenoy at University of Messina.

Photo: Opening Cerimony with major local authorities

Photo: Prof. Francesco Tomasello, Rector of University of Messina, during closing cerimony.


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Campionati Nazionali Universitari 2012

L'Università di Messina e di Cordoba unite anche nello sport

Universidad de Córdoba hosts 1st European Universities Games 2012 in Córdoba from 13 to 23 July, 2012 with Córdoba 2012.

Photo: José Manuel Roldan, Rector of Universidad de Córdoba (UCO), with I European Universities Games students at UCO.

A delegation from University of Messina was invited to the inauguration event of I European Universities Games in Cordoba on July 14, 2012. This European  event promotes sport as of the main components of the educational system.

The University of Cordoba has been managing a new challenge coordinating an inter-university multi sport event with a wide spread approach overcoming the national one. This is the first European Universities Games with an impressive magnitude thanks to the attendance of 3500 athlets of 150 universities of 32 countries.


Photo: Prof. Manuel Torres, Prof. Antonio Garcia del Moral, Dr. Patrizia Marcella Scalisi, Dr. Adam Roczek (EUSA President) and prof. Ludovico Magaudda during the delegation event.


Through CIMS actvities the University of Messina delegation has been involved by University of Cordoba to witness the coordination activities sharing best practices and recommendations useful to handle the coordination of an international event.

Prof. Ludovico Magaudda, Coordinator of UNIME Degree in Sport Science and Health, Director of UNIME School of Sport Medicine and member of organizing committee of Italian University National Championeship (CNU Messina 2012), shared common views and experieces with Prof. Antonio Garcia del Moral, UCO Sport Event Director.

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Universidad de Córdoba  - Sponsorship activities

I Juegos Europeos Universitarios ‘Córdoba 2012’ El impacto del evento deportivo en la economía local superará los 6 millones de euros

Presentación de los Equipos de la Universidad de Córdoba para los I Juegos Europeos Universitarios Córdoba 2012


From  4 to 7 July 2012 Universidad de Córdoba hosted the 9th World University Archery Championship ARCHERY 2012.

Photo: Prof. Manuel Torres, Vicerrector for Students and Culture and Organizer Committee President during  9th World University Championship Archery 2012 closing cerimony