FISU World University Games
16 – 27 July 2025
In 2025, the world will come together in the Rhine-Ruhr region to celebrate sport, science and culture. We are looking forward to great sports, enthusiastic visitors, full sports facilities and many new friendships. We are looking forward to seeing you!
ATHLETES & OFFICIALS
This is where standards are set. The densest university landscape in Europe meets the most sports clubs in Germany in an exceptionally sports-mad region. In short: The perfect place for the FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES!
The Rhine-Ruhr Region
The Rhine-Ruhr region invites you to an international sports spectacle. Athletes will compete for twelve days in 18 sports in 5 cities. Where can you watch and celebrate your favorite sport? Click through and find out more.
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In my career, there was no sporting event where I made more friends than at the World University Games.
29 February 2024 – Düsseldorf
Become part of the team - An extraordinary event needs an extraordinary team! The Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games are looking for 12,000 volunteers for the world's largest multi-sport event in 2025, which will take place in the cities of Bochum, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen and Mülheim an der Ruhr next summer. Volunteers gain experience for life, make international friends and receive exciting benefits for their commitment. Registration is now open.
30 January 2024 – Düsseldorf
Competitive sports can be challenging without additional support. The aim of the scholarship, which is awarded by Sportstiftung NRW, the Sports Foundation of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, is to help young athletes concentrate on their educational and sporting careers. 87 athletes were honoured at the 11th Captains' Day at ‘boot Düsseldorf’, the world's leading boat trade fair. Many of them are united by a common goal: to take part in the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games.
16 January 2024 – Hagen
Since the tremendous historic victory of the German men’s national team at the recent World Cup in September 2023, basketball in Germany has been enjoying a great deal of attention. The organising committee of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games is delighted that basketball will also play a major role in the world's largest multi-sport event in 2025. To meet the objectives of the coming months, a meeting with the Executive Committee of the German Basketball Federation (DBB) took place in Hagen last week.
9 January 2024 – Düsseldorf
The Flame Relay is an integral part of the FISU World University Games. The event in the Rhine-Ruhr region in 2025 will also feature a Flame Relay. At the end of November, the Organising Committee announced the start of the Torch Design Competition, which is opened to lecturers, researchers, and students from all disciplines at universities in Germany. But what did a torch look like at previous editions of the FISU World University Games?
27 December 2023 – Düsseldorf
The countdown is on, and the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games are getting closer day by day. The year 2023 was full of highlights - important milestones were reached on the path to a successful event, and many new tasks were added. During this time of reflection, let's look back together at 2023 and review the most memorable moments of the past 12 months.
5 December 2023 – Düsseldorf
We couldn’t do it without our amazing volunteers! Events, especially in the sports field, rely heavily on the dedication and support of volunteers. In celebration of International Volunteers Day, the organising committee of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games is excited to announce the official launch date for the Volunteer Program: 29 February 2024.
3 December 2023 – Düsseldorf
December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Since 1981, the United Nations has been taking measures to raise public awareness of the problems faced by people with disabilities and promote their dignity, rights and well-being. The organising committee of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games is also sending a strong signal for inclusive participation and high-quality event experiences.
28 November 2023 – Berlin
On Monday, November 27, 2023, the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI) hosted a reception at the Bundeshaus in Berlin to honor the medal winners of the Summer and Winter FISU World University Games. These athletes were recognized for their exceptional achievements in Lake Placid and Chengdu.
27 November 2023 – Düsseldorf
For the first time in the history of the FISU World University Games Summer, Para Sport will be included in the programme of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU Games. 3x3 wheelchair basketball will celebrate its premiere at the Games in summer 2025. Eight men's and eight women's teams will compete for the medals at the Arena-Sportpark in Düsseldorf.
24 November 2023 – München
The 118th General Assembly of the German University Sports Federation (adh) took place from 19-20 November. One of the main topics discussed was the upcoming Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games, which will be held in Bochum, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen, and Mülheim an der Ruhr in July 2025, under the patronage of the adh.
23 November 2023 – Düsseldorf
600 days before the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games Summer, the largest multi-sport event in the world in 2025, the Organising Committee is thrilled to announce the Torch Design Competition. We cordially invite universities/colleges, lecturers, researchers, and students from all disciplines to submit their creative ideas and concepts for the torch design.
21 November 2023 – München
The German University Sports Federation (adh) has awarded the title of 'Student-Athlete of the Year 2023' to Antonia Kinzel from the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences and Jens Mergenthaler from the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. This prestigious award recognizes their exceptional achievements in both academics and top-level sports. The announcement was made during the Gala Event on November 18, as part of the General Assembly meeting held in Munich.
20 November 2023 – Geneva
At the 38th FISU General Assembly in Geneva, Leonz Eder was unanimously elected President of the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The Swiss, who recently served as Interim President, will lead the newly elected Executive Committee, which includes Dr Verena Burk as one of five Vice-Presidents, for the next four years.
13 November 2023 – Düsseldorf
With 20 months to go before the FISU World University Games Summer kicks off, the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 organising committee is launching a regional awareness campaign on Monday, 13 November, in the five host cities of Bochum, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen and Mülheim an der Ruhr.
11 November 2023 – Bochum
These days the organising committee of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games is hosting delegations from FISU, China and South Korea in Bochum. The purpose of the meeting is to review and learn from the World University Games in Chengdu, which ended three months ago.