University Games Host Cities

There has been a long history of multi-sport events for students, starting way back in 1905 when the first international university games were held in the USA.

Below are tables of all the known international student sporting events, organized by various groups, both summer and winter events.

Summer Events


year host event organized by
1923 Paris, France International Universities Championships CIE
1924 Warsaw, Poland Summer Student World Championships 1 CIE
1927 Rome, Italy Summer Student World Championships 2 CIE
1928 Paris, France Summer Student World Championships 3 CIE
1930 Darmstadt, Germany International University Games 4 CIE
1933 Turin, Italy International University Games 5 CIE
1935 Budapest, Hungary International University Games 6 CIE
1937 Paris, France International University Games 7 CIE
1939 Monte Carlo, Monaco International University Games 8 (organized by CIE) CIE
1939 Vienna, Austria International University Games (organized by the Union Internationale des Étudiants (UIE) UIE
1947 Paris, France International University Games 9 CIE
1949 Merano, Italy Summer International University Sports Week 1
1951 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Summer International University Sports Week 2
1953 Dortmund, West Germany Summer International University Sports Week 3
1955 San Sebastián, Spain Summer International University Sports Week 4
1957 Paris, France World University Games
1947 Prague, Czechoslovakia World Student Games UIE
1949 Budapest, Hungary World Student Games UIE
1951 Berlin, East Germany World Student Games UIE
1953 Bucharest, Romania World Student Games UIE
1954 Budapest, Hungary World Student Games UIE
1955 Warsaw, Poland World Student Games UIE
1957 Moscow, Soviet Union World Student Games UIE
1959 Vienna, Austria World Student Games UIE
1962 Helsinki, Finland World Student Games UIE
1959 Turin, Italy Summer Universiade 1
1961 Sofia, Bulgaria Summer Universiade 2
1963 Porto Alegre, Brazil Summer Universiade 3
1965 Budapest, Hungary Summer Universiade 4
1967 Tokyo, Japan Summer Universiade 5
1970 Turin, Italy Summer Universiade 6
1973 Moscow, Soviet Union Summer Universiade 7
1975 Rome, Italy Summer Universiade 8
1977 Sofia, Bulgaria Summer Universiade 9
1979 Mexico City, Mexico Summer Universiade 10
1981 Bucharest, Romania Summer Universiade 11
1983 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Summer Universiade 12
1985 Kobe, Japan Summer Universiade 13
1987 Zagreb, Yugoslavia Summer Universiade 14
1989 Duisburg, West Germany Summer Universiade 15
1991 Sheffield, United Kingdom Summer Universiade 16
1993 Buffalo, United States Summer Universiade 17
1995 Fukuoka, Japan Summer Universiade 18
1997 Sicily, Italy Summer Universiade 19
1999 Palma de Mallorca, Spain Summer Universiade 20
2001 Beijing, China Summer Universiade 21
2003 Daegu, South Korea Summer Universiade 22
2005 Izmir, Turkey Summer Universiade 23
2007 Bangkok, Thailand Summer Universiade 24
2009 Belgrade, Serbia Summer Universiade 25
2011 Shenzhen, China Summer Universiade 26
2013 Kazan, Russia Summer Universiade 27
2015 Gwangju, South Korea Summer Universiade 28
2017 Taipei, Taiwan Summer Universiade 29
2019 Naples, Italy Summer Universiade 30
2021 ? Summer Universiade 31

Winter Events

year host event
1928 Cortina d'Ampezzo 1st Winter International University Games
1930 Davos 2nd Winter International University Games
1933 Bardonecchia 3rd Winter International University Games
1935 St Mortiz 4th Winter International University Games
1937 Zell am See 5th Winter International University Games
1939 Lillehammer 6th Winter International University Games
1951 Bad Gastein 1st Winter International University Sport Week
1953 St Moritz
2nd Winter International University Sport Week
1955 Jahorina 3rd Winter International University Sport Week
1957 Oberammergau 4th Winter International University Sport Week
1959 Zell am See 5th Winter International University Sport Week
1960 Chamonix, France Winter Universiade 1
1962 Villars, Switzerland Winter Universiade 2
1964 Špindlerův Mlýn, Czechoslovakia Winter Universiade 3
1966 Sestriere, Italy Winter Universiade 4
1968 Innsbruck, Austria Winter Universiade 5
1970 Rovaniemi, Finland Winter Universiade 6
1972 Lake Placid, United States Winter Universiade 7
1975 Livigno, Italy Winter Universiade 8
1978 Špindlerův Mlýn, Czechoslovakia Winter Universiade 9
1981 Jaca, Spain Winter Universiade 10
1983 Sofia, Bulgaria Winter Universiade 11
1985 Belluno, Italy Winter Universiade 12
1987 Štrbské Pleso, Czechoslovakia Winter Universiade 13
1989 Sofia, Bulgaria Winter Universiade 14
1991 Sapporo, Japan Winter Universiade 15
1993 Zakopane, Poland Winter Universiade 16
1995 Jaca, Spain Winter Universiade 17
1997 Muju / Jeonju, South Korea Winter Universiade 18
1999 Poprad Tatry, Slovakia Winter Universiade 19
2001 Zakopane, Poland Winter Universiade 20
2003 Tarvisio, Italy Winter Universiade 21
2005 Innsbruck / Seefeld, Austria Winter Universiade 22
2007 Turin, Italy Winter Universiade 23
2009 Harbin, China Winter Universiade 24
2011 Erzurum, Turkey Winter Universiade 25
2013 Trentino, Italy Winter Universiade 26
2015 Granada, Spain and Slovakia Winter Universiade 27
2017 Almaty, Kazakhstan Winter Universiade 28
2019 Krasnoyarsk, Russia Winter Universiade 29
2021 Lucerne, Switzerland Winter Universiade 30

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