We are less than a month away from the start of the European Universities Judo 2017, to be held in July, in Coimbra, Portugal, from the 25th to the 27th. This is one of the 19 European Universities Championships 2017 (EUC 2017), where 19 different sports promote the competition to find the best European athletes and teams in Universities Sport.
Two years after the EUC 2015 Judo, held in Reims, in France, Coimbra is the host city of this event, as well as the EUC 2017 in Taekwondo and Karate. Both will take place at the same time of the EUC 2017 Judo.
The competition will happen in Pavilion 3 of Coimbra’s University Sport Complex, in the city centre. The venue was renewed in the last months and is ready to receive the more than 200 athletes that will compete in this Championship. The EUC 2017 Judo will also have about 40 officials and will have both male and female competition. 50 volunteers will also be key to the success of the event.
About 27 European countries and 230 universities of these countries will compete to become champions of these three European Universities Championships to be held in Coimbra. The three EUC events happen one year before the European Universities Games which will also take place in the University City of Coimbra.
About Coimbra and University of Coimbra
Coimbra is a district capital, the largest city of the Centre Region of Portugal with around 150,000 inhabitants. Coimbra has remnants of 2,000 years of history. Roman Empire constructions coexist with internationally renowned modern buildings. Capital of the Portuguese Kingdom in bygone ages and meeting point of several cultures, Coimbra combines a rich architectonic and historical heritage with modern facilities for the arts and sports and green, open-air spaces. The city and the university are classified as World Heritage since June 2013 and have a thriving cultural life offering a great diversity of literary talks, exhibitions, cinema cycles, music and dance shows, theatre plays and other performances.
Coimbra is the main University City in Portugal, with good transports, several accommodation options and an excellent public network of health care services.
The University of Coimbra (UC) is a Portuguese public higher education institution with more than 700 years of experience in education, training and research. The first and the only Portuguese-speaking university until the early 20th century, UC has affirmed its position over the years with a unique mix of tradition, modernity and innovation.
UC was classified as World Heritage by the UNESCO in 2013 for its central role in the production of knowledge and dissemination of culture in Portuguese language in the world, as well as for the universal value of its campus, which dates back to the 16th century.
UC is a world leading university that offers education and research in all study levels and in nearly all study fields. It participates in joint programmes with some of the best universities in the world. Erasmus Mundus, MIT Portugal, CMU Portugal, Harvard-Portugal Clinical Scholars Research Training Program and UT Austin Portugal are examples of such excellence partnerships to name just a few.
UC is part of the Shangai Ranking of the best 500 universities in the world. In June 2013, it was classified as a 5-stars top university by the QS Stars University Ratings in the areas of innovation, research, internationalisation, facilities and access. UC is also among the best 200 universities in the world in the areas of Civil Engineering, Law and Environment.