The Countdown is on: Summer Universiade 2017 in Taipei


Taiwan turns into a sports hotspot for students as the 29. Summer Universiade takes place from August 19 to August 30. About 13000 attendees of 150 different nations are competing, making this event the biggest multi sports event right after the Olympic Games.

  High diver Alexander Lube on the diving platform Alexander Lube

Tomorrow the time has come: The first sportsmen will demonstrate their best. Until Wednesday, August 30, various disciplines will be hold and of course also German sportsmen are competing: 127 students of Germany attend this competition in about 14 different types of sports. The German team consists of about 180 people, such as leaders of the delegation, trainers, supervisors and the medical support team and is well prepared.

The RWTH Aachen is represented by Alexander Lube, who studies Mechanical Engineering. He has been practicing for years in the team of SV Neptun 1910 Aachen and regularly competes in different tournaments. This year he won a bronze medal at the German Championship at high diving. In Taiwan he will compete in the same watersport discipline.

The University Sports Center wishes every success in the tournaments as well as a great time in Taipei!

More information about the summer Universiade 2017 can be found at the German University Sports Federation.