RIOU and Foro Italico University of Rome have become partners

As part of implementing the strategy for the development of international integration of RIOU educational programs, agreed upon by ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) and the Foro Italico University of Rome, a leading European university.

The solemn ceremony was held on March 18 in Rome and was attended by the Rector of RIOU, Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, Lev Belousov and the Rector of the University of Foro Italico of Rome, Fabio Pigozzi.

The two leading universities will become partners in the implementation of joint educational and research projects, and will also lead international exchange programs for lecturers and experts.

Lev Belousov:

″The development of cooperation with European universities has traditionally been an important area in the international activities of RIOU. We are pleased to establish mutually beneficial cooperation with one of the most prestigious sports universities in Italy – Foro Italico University of Rome. The program of professorial exchange, which we plan to open in the near future, will only confirm the high level of education in RIOU.″

After signing the agreement, Lev Belousov and Fabio Pigozzi discussed the prospects for creating joint educational and research programs, as well as developing the practice of international internships and conducting research seminars.

The University of Rome ″Foro Italico″ (Università degli Studi di Roma “Foro Italico”) is one of the largest public universities in Italy and the only public institution of higher sports education in the country.

Foro Italico was founded in 1928 as the Academy of Physical Education for Men and gradually developed into the Higher Institute of Physical Education (Istituto Superiore di Educazione Fisica, ISEF), a well-known university throughout Europe whose educational programs are used for particular disciplines in other alma mater.

The University of Rome forms a consortium with other specialized universities located in Cologne, Odense, Vienna, Bristol and Clermont-Ferrand. The main campus of the university is located in the largest national sports complex of the same name ″Foro Italico″, built specifically for this educational institution in the northern part of Rome, between the Tiber River and the Olympic Stadium.

The complex includes modern fitness rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, arenas and tracks. Students also have the opportunity to engage in athletics, fencing, team sports, artistic and therapeutic gymnastics, swimming, as well as martial arts.

In terms of research work the university pays a lot of attention to the academic study of motor-oriented practices, sports and recreational coaching, aspects of high-intensity training during the competitive period, physical education and post-traumatic rehabilitation, the management of sports infrastructure facilities, sports management, and sports culture for children  and adolescents.

The university offers disciplines such as anatomy, physiology, biology, biomechanics, sports medicine, pedagogy, psychology, correctional sports classes, computer science, telecommunications and sports journalism.