Championships

Championships

Having the summer and winter editions of the FISU World University Games every other year was not enough for university sports enthusiasts and competitors. With this in mind, the International University Sports Federation launched the FISU World University Championships in 1963, with Lund, Sweden hosting the Handball event. Today, the Championships season takes place during every even-numbered year, thus filling the gap in the international university sports calendar between the two FISU World University Games events.

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Championships
  • Beach Volleyball

    1 season

    Beach Volleyball features on the World University Championships sports programme since 2002. No better place as Guadeloupe, a French DOM in the Caribbean, to host the inaugural edition of this FISU sport. Since then, the WUC has travelled to Europe, Asia and the Americas and has also been an opti...

  • Mind Sports

    1 season

    Watch the world's best student-athletes compete in Bridge & Chess

  • Shooting Sport

    1 season

    The story of Shooting Sport in FISU started in Pilsen, Czech Republic, in 2003, where the first edition of the competition was staged after it was postponed due to a flooding of the venue in 2002, the original World University Championships year. An optional sport on the Summer Universiade a coup...

  • Speed Skating

    1 season

    With the roots of speed skating dating back to the 1951 World University Championship Cup, the sport has had a storied history within the university ranks. An optional sport at the Winter Universiade - and one of a handful of winter sports on the World University Championships sports programme as...

  • Sport Climbing

    1 season

    A fairly news sport on the World University Championships programme, Sport Climbing saw its inauguration in Shanghai in 2016. This spectacular sport with a variety of disciplines is very popular among students.

  • Squash
    1 season

    Squash

    1 season

    On the World University Championships sports programme since 1996, Squash is a very popular sport among university students. While the first editions were primarily hosted in Europe, FISU Squash has travelled far and beyond European borders, being played in Africa, Asia and Oceania.

  • Weightlifting

    1 season

    Weightlifting entered the programme of the FISU World University Championships in 2008 with a first edition organised in Komotini (GRE). A very popular sport with around 200 athletes from some 30 countries participating in each championship.