The last couple of weeks have been really exciting for us: we were invited to participate at the FISU Seminar in Lausanne to learn more about the organization of World University Championships. Around 100 delegates, representing the Organizing Committee of the 31 WUCs to be staged in 2018, were present. We met committees from all around the world; from the Philippines, China, Australia, Poland, Malaysia to name just a few; and we especially enjoyed learning about best-practices of previous WUC.
Upon our return to our Munich office, we received more good news: Horst Seehofer, Minister President of Bavaria, agreed to take over the patronage of the event. „Ihre Bitte um Übernahme der Schirmherrschaft über diese Veranstaltung verstehe ich als Zeichen der Sympathie und Wertschätzung, für das ich Ihnen herzlich danke. Gerne übernehme ich die ehrenvolle Aufgabe“, expressed Mr. Seehofer in his letter to the TUM. The event is going to be part of the 150 anniversary of the university.
Next up is the opening of the new built courts and the technical visit coming up in July. We will keep you posted!