The association

The Winter Universiade 2021 is organised by the association "Winter Universiade Lucerne-Central Switzerland 2021", whose board members comprise the six cantons of Central Switzerland and the City of Lucerne. 

Representatives of the government of each of the six cantons and Lucerne City Council are responsible for strategic decisions, under the chairmanship of the Lucerne cantonal councillor Guido Graf. Swiss University SportsFederation SHSV is represented on the association board in an advisory capacity. The organising committee, directed by the Managing Director, Urs Hunkeler, reports directly to this board. Local organising committees at the event venues will conduct competitions in the various sports.

Patrons' Committee

Co-Presidents

Damian Müller, State Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Konrad Graber, State Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Isidor Baumann, State Councillor of Canton Uri
Josef Dittli, State Councillor of Canton Uri
Alex Kuprecht, State Councillor of Canton Schwyz 
Peter Föhn, State Councillor of Canton Schwyz 
Erich Ettlin, State Councillor of Canton Obwalden 
Hans Wicki, State Councillor of Canton Nidwalden 
Joachim Eder, State Councillor of Canton Zug 
Peter Hegglin, State Councillor of Canton Zug

Members

Politics

Guy Parmelin, Federal Councillor 
Priska Birrer-Heimo, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Andrea Gmür, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Franz Grüter, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Louis Schelbert, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Albert Vital, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Marcel Dettling, National Councillor of Canton Schwyz
Alois Gmür, National Councillor of Canton Schwyz
Bruno Pezzatti, National Councillor of Canton Zug
Gerhard Pfister, National Councillor of Canton Zug
Felix Müri, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Leo Müller, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Yvette Estermann, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Beat Arnold, National Councillor of Canton Uri
Karl Vogler, National Councillor of Canton Obwalden
Petra Gössi,National Councillor of Canton Schwyz
Stefan Engler, State Councillor of Canton Graubünden

Sports

Urs Lehmann, President Swiss-Ski
Ramon Zehnhäusern, Swiss-Ski Nationalteam, Universiade winner
Corinne Schmidhauser, World Cup & Universiade winner, lawyer
Patrizia Kummer, Olympic winner Snowboard
Jürg Stahl, President Swiss Olympic
Thomas Häni, President Swiss Ice Skating
Louis Moser, President Swiss Curling

Education

Prof. Dr. Bruno Staffelbach, Rektor Universität Luzern
Dr. Markus Hodel, Rektor Hochschule Luzern
Prof. Dr. Hans-Rudolf Schärer, Rektor Pädagogische Hochschule Luzern / Präsident Kammer Pädagogische Hochschulen swissuniversities 
Prof. Dr. Silvio Herzog, Rektor Pädagogische Hochschule Schwyz
Prof. Dr. Esther Kamm, Rektorin Pädagogische Hochschule Zug
Prof. Dr. Michael O. Hengartner, Rektor Universität Zürich/Präsident swissuniversities
Prof. Dr. Crispino Bergamaschi, Direktionspräsident Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz/Präsident Kammer Fachhochschulen swissuniversities
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger, Rektor Universität St. Gallen/Präsident Kammer universitäre Hochschulen swissuniversities
Prof. Dr. Sarah M. Springman, Rektorin ETH Zürich

Testimonials

«We are promoting sport and education in Central Switzerland. The Winter Universiade is an excellent opportunity to do so.»

Guido Graf, Lucerne Cantonal Council Member

Testimonials

«The Winter Universiade in Central Switzerland is a Winter Universiade in the cradle of winter sports.»

Beat Jörg, State Council of Canton Uri

Testimonials

«The Winter Universiade offers a platform for Central Switzerland to be positioned as an outstanding winter sports destination.»

Andreas Barraud, State Council of Canton Schwyz

Testimonials

«Central Switzerland is a winter sports paradise. Thanks to the Winter Universiade, this will soon be known all over the world.»

Niklaus Bleiker, former State Council of Canton Obwalden

Testimonials

«The Winter Universiade 2021 is further proof of the good working relationship between the six cantons of Central Switzerland.»

Othmar Filliger, Nidwalden Cantonal Council Member

Testimonials

«The Winter Universiade is an important step for young people in the course of a successful career.»

Beat Villiger, State Council of Canton Zug

Testimonials

«Hospitality has a long tradition in Lucerne. We are looking for- ward to welcoming our young guests from all over the world.»

City Major Beat Züsli, City of Lucerne