World Universiade Games

The 2017 World Universiade Games (or known as the Universiade) will be hosted by the city of Taipei, Taiwan from the 19 - 30 August. Please follow this link to view the 2017 Sports Programme

Student Sport Ireland (SSI) responsible for the promotion and development of third level sport in Ireland, is the sole sanctioning body responsible for identifying, selecting and coordinating Irish delegations to World Universide Sporting Competitions. Student Sport Ireland also establishes selection criteria and appoints the Team Managers, coaching staff in each sport in conjunction with the relevant NGB's in addition to overseeing the appointment of medical, administrative and PR personnel.

The DIT Sport and Recreation Service provides competitive pathways for our talented young sportspeople to compete at the highest levels and represent Team Ireland in World University Championships, European University Championships and the World Universiade Games, the penultimate international student sporting competition. The Games are second in size only to the Olympics with around 13,000 competitors and officials participating.

The 2017 WUG programme will compromise of 14 compulsory sports and 8 optional sports which are determined by the relevant host country.

For more information in relation to the Games please click on the following link: Taipei Universiade Web Site