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 Sports 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.

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision and Mission

Our Sustainability Charter

Patrons' Committee

Co-Presidents

Damian Müller, State Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Andrea Gmür, State Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Konrad Graber, State Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Josef Dittli, State Councillor of Canton Uri
Heidi Z’graggen, Cantonal Councillor and State Councillor of Canton Uri

Alex Kuprecht, State Councillor of Canton Schwyz 
Erich Ettlin, State Councillor of Canton Obwalden 
Hans Wicki, State Councillor of Canton Nidwalden
Peter Hegglin, State Councillor of Canton Zug
Matthias Michel, State Councillor of Canton Zug

Members

Guy Parmelin, Federal Councillor

Bernhard Aregger, CEO Swiss-Ski
Beat Arnold, former National Councillor of Canton Uri
Isidor Baumann, State Councillor of Canton Uri
Prof. Dr. Giorgio Behr, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Behr Bircher Cellpack BBC Group
Prof. Dr. Crispino Bergamaschi, President of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland/President of the Chamber of Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts swissuniversities
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger, President of the University of St. Gallen/President of the Chamber of Universities swissuniversities
Prisca Birrer-Heimo, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Fabian Bösch, Swiss-Ski National Team, World Champion Freeski Big Air and Slopestyle
Heinz Brand-Ciocco, former National Councillor of Canton Graubünden
Martin Candinas, National Councillor of Canton Graubünden 
Adrian Derungs, Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Central Switzerland (IHZ)
Marcel Dettling, National Councillor of Canton Schwyz
Dr. Rolf Dörig, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Adecco Group
Joachim Eder, former State Councillor of Canton Zug
Carmen Emmenegger, General Secretary ZSSV
Stefan Engler, State Councillor of Canton Graubünden
Yvette Estermann, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
 
Roland Fischer, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Peter Föhn, State Councillor of Canton Schwyz
Ida Glanzmann-Hunkeler, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne

Alois Gmür, National Councillor of Canton Schwyz

Philipp Gmür, CEO Helvetia
Petra Gössi, National Councillor of Canton Schwyz

Franz Grüter, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne

Thomas Häni, President Swiss Ice Skating
Prof. Dr. Michael O. Hengartner, President of the University of Zurich/President swissuniversities
Prof. Dr. Silvio Herzog, Rector of the Schwyz University of Teacher Education
Dr. Markus Hodel, President of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Felix Howald, former Director Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Central Switzerland
Michèle Jäggi, World Champion Curling
Prof. Dr. Esther Kamm, Rector of the University of Teacher Education Zug
Heinz Karrer, President economiesuisse
Jürg Kessler, President of the University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur
Patrizia Kummer, Olympic and Universiade winner Snowboard

Urs Lehmann, President Swiss-Ski
Louis Moser, President Swiss Curling
Leo Müller, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne

Felix Müri, former National Councillor of Canton Lucerne

Adolf Ogi, former Federal Councillor

Bruno Pezzatti, former National Councillor of Canton Zug
Gerhard Pfister, National Councillor of Canton Zug

Othmar Reichmuth, State Councillor of Canton Schwyz
Urs Schaeppi
Prof. Dr. Hans-Rudolf Schärer, Rector of the University of Teacher Education Lucerne/President of the Chamber of University of Teacher Education swissuniversities
Louis Schelbert, former National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Peter Schilliger, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne

Corinne Schmidhauser, World Cup & Universiade winner, Lawyer

Prof. Dr. Sarah M. Springman, Rector of ETH Zurich
Prof. Dr. Bruno Staffelbach, President of the University of Lucerne
Jürg Stahl, President Swiss Olympic

Ferdinand Zehnder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Lucerne Tourism
Ramon Zenhäusern, Swiss-Ski Nationalteam, Olympic and Universiade winner Alpine Skiing 

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

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