English version

FISU homepage / EVENTS / World University Championships

World University Championships

 

The World University Championships (WUC) are part of the sporting events of the International University Sports Federation. Alternating with the Summer and Winter Universiades, they are organised every even-numbered year. The first FISU World University Championship was organised in the city of Lund (SWE) in 1963 and welcomed the best student handball players of the time. 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the World University Championships, withe celebrations throughout the year.
Unlike the Universiade, the World University Championships are multiple mono-sport events, the organisation of which is delegated to a National University Sports Federation (NUSF), and then to a city and an Organising Committee. Organising a World University Championship gives a city, and often a university, a chance to host an international major sporting event without being a big and rich city. The attribution process of the FISU WUCs starts with a call for candidature. Candidate NUSFs are required to provide a bidding dossier examined by the FISU Executive Committee, which after deliberation attributes the WUC to the chosen NUSF and city.

 

WUC Organisation

Within the FISU chart, the World University Championship Department is in charge of all administrative and logistical issues. It serves as a link between the different Organising Committees, delegations and international sports federation. 

In addition of this team, an International Technical Committee (CTI), composed of technical experts for each sport, is in charge of assisting and following up all the technical sport-related matters.

 

The World University Championships, the sports lab of FISU

According to FISU's way of working, the World University Championships are the gateway to its sports programme. Indeed, the integration of a sport into a FISU event is made through the World University Championships programme, following a specific procedure. This enables FISU to experiment and implement new activities. In 2012 netball is on the FISU sports programme for the first time, offering top student-players the opportunity to take part in a worldwide tournament. Given that the WUCs take place every two years, FISU can evaluate the popularity and evolution of sports, and contribute to the development of some practices. As an example, from 2012 FISU is a key partner of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) in the development and promotion of a new discipline: basketball 3x3.
After a sport has been steadily included into the World University Championships programme, it can apply to become part of the Universiade programme. This process enables FISU to evaluate the interest of its member associations in given sports, as was the case with judo, table tennis and more recently taekwondo.

 

WUC Sports programme

The programme of the World University Championships is subject to change and currently includes 37 sports.

In order to be as complete as possible, it includes:

  • Individual/ team sports
  • Indoor/ outdoor sports
  • Mind sports
  • Summer/ winter sports

 

Follow this link to find the complete sports programme

 

WUC Programme for 2018

 

 N°

Sport

City/Country

Date Start

Date End

Edition

1.

Ski Orienteering

Tartu (EST)

21 February

25 February

2nd

2.

Shooting Sport

Kuala Lumpur (MAS)

14 March

18 March

 7th

3.

Speed Skating

Minsk (BLR)

22 March

25 March

 4th

4.

Cross Country

St. Gallen (SUI)

07 April

07 April

 21st

5.

Rowing

TBC

 TBC

 TBC

 15th

6.

Wushu

Jakarta (INA)

08 May

13 May

 1st

7.

Golf

Dasmariñas (PHI)

16 May

19 May

 17th

8.

Cycling

Braga (POR)

30 May

03 June

 8th

9.

American Football

Harbin (CHN)

14 June

24 June

 3rd

10.

Sport Climbing

Bratislava (SVK)

20 June

23 June

 2nd

11.

Floorball

Lodz (POL)

26 June

30 June

 8th

12.

Modern Pentathlon

Budapest (HUN)

04 July

08 July

 1st

13.

Baseball

Chiayi (TPE)

06 July

15 July

 6th

14.

Beach Volleyball

Munich (GER)

09 July

13 July

 9th

15.

Rugby Sevens

Windhoek (NAM)

12 July

14 July

 8th

16.

Orienteering

Kuortane (FIN)

17 July

21 July

 21st

17.

Karate

Kobe (JPN)

19 July

22 July

 11th

18.

Muaythai

Chonburi (THA)

23 July

29 July

 1st

19.

Handball

Rijeka (CRO)

30 July

05 August

 24th

20.

Korfball

Vila Real (POR)

08 August

12 August

 1st

21.

Futsal

Almaty (KAZ)

19 August

26 August

 16th

22.

Triathlon

Kalmar (SWE)

01 September

01 September

 14th

23.

Sailing

Cherbourg (FRA)

01 September

10 September

 9th

24.

Boxing

Elista (RUS)

02 September

07 September

 8th

25.

Wrestling

Goiânia (BRA)

05 September

09 September

 13th

26.

Squash

Birmingham (GBR)

06 September

12 September

 10th

27.

Chess

Aracaju (BRA)

12 September

18 September

 15th

28.

Canoe Sprint

Szeged (HUN)

13 September

16 September

 8th

29.

Netball

Kampala (UGA)

17 September

21 September

 3rd

30.

Weightlifting

Biala Podlaska (POL)

20 September

23 September

 6th

31.

Roller Sport

Taipei City (TPE)

01 October

07 October

 1st

32.

Cheerleading

Lodz (POL)

05 October

06 October

  1st

33.

Badminton

Kuala Lumpur (MAS)

15 October

21 October

 15th

34.

Bridge

Xuzhou (CHN)

25 October

28 October

 9th

35.

Sambo

Novi Sad (SRB)

07 December

09 December

 2nd

 

Contact

You may contact the FISU World University Championships Department through different channels:
Mail: championships@fisu.net
Facebook: FISU World University Championships
Internet: www.fisu.net/World University Championships

 

Official
Partners

 

 

 

   

 

   
 

Official
Suppliers

 

IOC recognised organisation Since 1961

 

 

© FISU - Terms of use - Made by 2exVia with MasterEdit® - Design FISU Media