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.
Mülheim an der Ruhr
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In my career, there was no sporting event where I made more friends than at the World University Games.
21 September 2023 – Düsseldorf
The INVICTUS GAMES in Düsseldorf came to an end on 16 September with a fascinating Closing Ceremony. More than 500 athletes from 21 nations took part in 208 competitions. The MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA and the adjacent Arena-Sportpark served as the venue. Numerous events of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games, including the Opening Ceremony, will take place there in July 2025.
19 September 2023 – Düsseldorf
Sustainability is a central component of the FISU World University Games 2025. Currently, the process of developing a detailed sustainability concept for the FISU Games is in full swing. In order to collect a wide range of ideas and suggestions, the Organizing Committee of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games invites students and representatives of university sports to the Legacy & Sustainability Workshop.
15 September 2023 – Düsseldorf
Introduced in 2016, the International Day of University Sport (IDUS) has proven its significance in recent years. In collaboration with UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) annually hosts a celebration of sports on September 20th. This event takes place in well over 100 FISU member federations in various formats.
5 September 2023 – Düsseldorf
679 days still seem like a long time to go until the 2025 FISU World University Games in Rhine-Ruhr, Germany, will be officially kicked off. Athletes’ excitement level, however, was already up and on the rise when speaking to them at this year’s edition of the FISU Summer Games in Chengdu, China.
23 August 2023 – Düsseldorf
After the festive handover of the FISU flag to Germany in Chengdu, attention turns to North Rhine-Westphalia, the home region of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games.
16 August 2023 – Chengdu
The delegations from Rhine-Ruhr in Germany (2025), Chungcheong in South Korea (2027) and North Carolina in the USA (2029) took part in the Observer Programme to gain insight into the size and operation of the event as future hosts of the FISU Games. Under the leadership of CEO Niklas Börger, the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU Games gGmbH team spent several days in Chengdu, China, gaining valuable knowledge for their colleagues in Germany.
11 August 2023 – Chengdu
The 31st FISU World University Games closed on August 8, 2023, at Open Air Music Park of Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan province. A total of 6,500 athletes from 113 countries and regions have competed in 269 events across 18 sports. FISU records were broken 22 times during the 12-day competitions. Following Beijing in 2001 and Shenzhen in 2011, Chengdu has become the third city in the Chinese mainland to host the biennial Summer FISU Games.
9 August 2023 – Chengdu
As the curtains close on the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games, the city resonates with stories of triumph, determination, friendship, and dreams coming true. Athletes from all corners of the world converged in Chengdu this summer, each bearing a tale of ambition, unified by youthful passion and the spirit of sportsmanship. Yet, as one chapter concludes, another begins to unfurl. The baton now journeys to Rhine-Ruhr, Germany, a region passionately connected by fire and water.
8 August 2023 – Chengdu
In a solemn ceremony today, 8 August 2023, the flag of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) was handed over to the future host at the Chengdu Open Air Music Park in China. Mahmut Özdemir, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of the Interior and Home Affairs, and Dr Verena Burk, Senior Member of the FISU Executive Committee and Academic Senior Councillor at the University of Tübingen, accepted the flag on behalf of Germany.
6 August 2023 – Chengdu
Finding the balance between sports and studies is a challenge that student-athletes around the world have to face. The participants of the FISU World University Games in Chengdu have shared their practical strategies and stories on how they manage to thrive in both their academic and athletic pursuits. These athletes prove that with determination, discipline, and a well-thought-out plan, it is possible to excel in both domains.
4 August 2023 – Chengdu
On 8 August 2023, the flag of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) will be handed over to the organising committee of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games at the Chengdu Open Air Music Park in China. This special event will take place during the closing ceremony of the FISU World University Games 2021.
2 August 2023 – Chengdu
During the FISU Games in Chengdu, a FISU World Conference was staged to offer young scientists from around the world a platform for academic and social exchange. Jörg Förster, Head of German delegation at the FISU Games in Chengdu and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Organizing Committee of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games presented the concept of the FISU World Conference in 2025.
1 August 2023 – Chengdu
On Monday 31 July 2023, the German Vice Consul General in Chengdu, Julian Lasinger, invited the German team of the FISU World University Games to a reception held on the rooftops of Chengdu. Besides athletes and officials, the guests included the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of the Interior and Community, Mahmut Özdemir, as well as numerous other representatives from politics, business and affiliated international sports federations.
30 July 2023 – Chengdu
The Chengdu 2021 FISU Games were officially declared open on Friday night at the Dong'an Lake Sports Park Stadium. The sports world turned its eyes to China to witness university students from across the globe coming together to celebrate the splendid gathering of youth. The ceremony drew inspiration from the Sun and Immortal Birds Gold Ornament, the logo of China Cultural Heritage as well as a symbol of the ancient local Shu civilization and the Tianfu culture.
27 July 2023 – Chengdu
On 26 July, the first five members of the 16-member Observer Team of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 Organising Committee arrived in Chengdu, China, where the FISU World University Games Summer are taking place from 28 July to 8 August. On the very first day, the team had an important appointment: the presentation of the Progress Report to the FISU Executive Committee.
24 July 2023 – Chengdu
From 28 July to 8 August 2023, the Chinese city of Chengdu will host the 31st FISU World University Games Summer, one of the largest and most prestigious multi-sport events in the world. The local organising committee expects 10,000 best student athletes from about 150 nations. In addition to the top sporting competitions, intercultural communication and student exchange will be at the heart of the event.
12 July 2023 – Rhine-Ruhr Region
June and July were packed with multi-sport events which were held with great success in Germany. A perfect platform for the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games organising team to see on site how the different venues are equipped for the competitions and how the workflows are coordinated. The employees of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU Games took advantage of this opportunity and were involved in the events in various functions.
3 June 2023 – Düsseldorf
On 3 June, the 4th Volunteer Fair took place at Corneliusplatz in Düsseldorf. Visitors were able to get an overview of the range of voluntary activities in the state capital from almost 90 associations, institutions and organisations. For the first time, representatives of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games were also on site.
15 May 2023 – Düsseldorf
On 20 April 2023, the logo of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games was presented at a press conference in the MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA in Düsseldorf. On this day, the mayors and representatives of the five host cities met together with the Organising Committee to report to the public on the preparations and joint work.
1 May 2023 – Düsseldorf
It has been known for almost two years: the FISU World University Games will come to Germany in 2025. But only now, after an intensive restructuring phase, are things really taking off in the Grafenberg district of Düsseldorf. That's where the team of the organising committee (OC) is working, giving the world's biggest multi-sport event of 2025 a face and filling the concept with life. A massive task. But the new management team is tackling it with special commitment and even greater enthusiasm.
21 April 2023 – Düsseldorf
The five host cities - Bochum, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen and Mülheim an der Ruhr - are making a fundamental contribution to the realisation of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games with their willingness to join forces with their respective strengths and thus make these unique Games possible. For the entire region and the visitors from all over the world.
20 April 2023 – Düsseldorf
From 16 to 27 July 2025, the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia will make history. When the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games take place, this will be the first time ever that an entire region will host the world’s largest multi-sport event for student elite athletes.