11 October 2023 – Düsseldorf

Rhine-Ruhr 2025: Your Study Partner

With 16 state universities, a total of over 100 higher education institutions and around 760,000 students, North Rhine-Westphalia forms the densest higher education landscape in Europe. We want to use this impressive number to shape something unforgettable together. Just in time for the start of the semester, you as a student can become a part of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games and help plan and implement a major international sporting event in the cities of Bochum, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen and Mülheim an der Ruhr. How does this work?

Students as game changers

In close cooperation with the universities and colleges, the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 organising committee offers all of you students the opportunity to gain practical experience and use your academic knowledge. The FISU World University Games aim to focus on education and practical experience, cooperating with universities as well as encouraging students to participate individually.

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Initiate scientific projects and research topics

Universities can initiate research projects that focus on different aspects of the games, such as the impact on the local community, the economics or the environment. This can be used to generate scientific knowledge. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to participate in relevant academic research. Joint seminars and workshops are also planned.

You will have the opportunity to get involved in volunteering, internships and student work in the organising committee. In addition, all interested students from different disciplines will have the opportunity to write their theses within the framework of the FISU World University Games 2025.

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This programme enables you to gain practical experience and at the same time to contribute your academic expertise to the organisation of an event that receives worldwide attention. In the process, individual sub-projects of the overall organisation can be undertaken and scientifically evaluated under the expert guidance of experienced staff members as part of the final theses.

"The wide range of degree programmes reflects the complexity and diversity of the tasks that have to be mastered in the organisation of an event like the World University Games. This diversity of talent and disciplines will help make the Games a success while providing you with an unforgettable hands-on experience," explains Claus Tiedemann, Senior Manager Education & Sports.

Are you interested? If you have any suggestions or ideas, please contact - we look forward to your input.