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.

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

Guy Parmelin, Federal Councillor

Bernhard Aregger, President ZSSV
Beat Arnold, National 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, National Councillor of Canton Graubünden

Martin Candinas, National Councillor of Canton Graubünden
Marcel Dettling, National Councillor of Canton Schwyz
Dr. Rolf Dörig, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Adecco Group
Carmen Emmenegger, General Secretary ZSSV
Stefan Engler, State Councillor of Canton Graubünden
Yvette Estermann, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Ida Glanzmann-Hunkeler, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Alois Gmür, National Councillor of Canton Schwyz
Andrea Gmür, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Philipp Gmür, Helvetia
Petra Gössi, National Councillor of Canton Schwyz
Franz Grüter, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Thomas Häni, President Swiss Ice Skating
Felix Howald, Director Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Central Switzerland
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
Prof. Dr. Esther Kamm, Rector of the University of Teacher Education Zug
Heinz Karrer, 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, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Adolf Ogi, former Federal Councillor
Bruno Pezzatti, National Councillor of Canton Zug
Gerhard Pfister, National Councillor of Canton Zug
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, 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
Albert Vitali, National Councillor of Canton Lucerne
Karl Vogler, National Councillor of Canton Obwalden
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