The Spanish NUSA, which is known in Spain as CEDU (Spanish University Sports Committee) is an autonomous body of the Spanish General State Administration. It is also dependent on the CSD (that is, the Superior Sports Council).
The CEDU was created in 1988 and its main objective derives from the need to optimize the coordination of university sports activities throughout the national territory. In addition, it has the purpose of reinforcing the campaigns of promotion to the practice of sports already existing in the university education institutions.
On the one hand, the main competence and responsibility of the CEDU is to plan, organize and coordinate the Spanish University Championships (CEU). CEU's are disputed each year among the Spanish universities and comprise various collective sports disciplines. It is also responsible for providing technical advice to the CSD and submitting an annual plan detailing the national university sports activities and competitions to be held, as well as the Spanish participation in international events.
On the other hand, the Spanish University Sports Committee is a member of FISU. Therefore, CEDU must assume the responsibility of organizing and coordinating the Spanish participation in international university sport competitions organized by FISU. With this, Spain has the right to present itself and participate in the competitions and events organized by said Federation, as long as these events are in the interest of university athletes and the institutions they represent. It is also a member of the European University Sports Association (EUSA), in whose competitions the Universities classified in the Spanish University Championships participate.