More than simply proposing to stage a sport event, explaining the diverse steps necessary to successfully organise it, this bid will focus on taking a step further.
Having organised 5 World and European university sports events, the University of Minho has always looked to add value beyond the simple field of play. In 2006, UMinho introduced the team draw process at the EUC Basketball. In 1998 University of Minho succeeded organising during the year, one regional school-based Futsal tournament. In 1998, it also succeeded in having live TV coverage of the FISU World University Championship, being at that time the first ever live Futsal matches broadcasted in Portugal.
In 2008, UMinho developed and implemented a national course over a period of 60h to qualify 52 line judges for the FISU WUC Badminton. In 2009, it successfully introduced for the very first time in Taekwondo International university sport events, the video replay system associated to the electronic body protectors.
Embodying the FISU motto of Excellence in mind and body, we have developed a three-fold platform based on innovation, development and social responsibility. This proposal will harbour projects undertaken in very diverse fields such as Engineering, Information Technologies, Textiles, Nanotechnology, Sports Science, Management and Sports Management, Medicine, Communication Sciences and many others.
As mentioned, this bid will not only focus on the game. In the true University tradition, new and innovative legacy proposals and projects will be part of the official program of activities. These projects will be implemented and developed from sporting grassroots to education intervention, passing by to state-of-the-art technology and similarly touching the social and human fields.
Some of the projects planned are:
These 15 projects, together with the already vast event-based experience from this the bid-team, provide guarantee for not only a successful event, but also and surely a memorable one for FISU and for all participants in particular – not only sportsmen & women, coaches, delegates but similarly for OC members, volunteers and all associated to the event in the diverse forms.