Student - November 29, 2011

Rotterdam to host European University Games

The Erasmus University gets to organize the 2014 European University Games. This student sport event will then close the centennial celebrations of this Rotterdam institution.

The EUG games are a new initiative of the European student sport organization EUSA which used to organize championships only in individual competitions. The first of these games will be held in Cordoba in Spain next year. This bi-yearly event will feature tournaments in ten sports, including soccer, volleyball and rowing. A total of about four thousand students from applied sciences universities and universities will participate.
Bidding to host the second EUG, to be held from 4 to 13 July 2014, was also the University of Wroclaw in Poland. In each sporting event, sixteen teams will compete; the teams have to be placed in advance. As organizer, Erasmus University may field a team for every event.
Only teams from institutions of higher education which are members of the Dutch Student Sport Association can vie for participation. Besides the universities, only four universities of applied sciences qualify: Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Zeeland University of Applied Sciences, I-Pabo and BRESS in Breda. However, applied sciences university students can also join student sports centres in many cities, through which they can also contend for the games.