World University Handball Championship


The World University Handball Championship is the World University Championship (WUC) in handball competition contested by the men's and women's university's national teams of the member federations/associations of International University Sports Federation (FISU).

World University Handball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2018 World University Handball Championship
2018 World University Handball Championship
SportHandball
FoundedMen: 1963
Women: 1994
FounderInternational University Sports Federation
Inaugural seasonMen: 1963
Women: 1994
No. of teams16
Continents5
Most recent
champion(s)
Men:  South Korea
Women:  Japan (1st title)
Most titlesMen:  Romania (7 titles)
Women:  Russia (2 titles)

The men's tournament which was established in 1963 is the oldest World University Championship in 1994 there was established a women's tournament. Since 2006 both the men's and women's tournaments are held at the same place every two years.[1]

Men's tournament


Summary

Year Host Final Third Place Match Teams
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1963[2]
Details

Lund, Sweden

Sweden

West Germany

Romania

Denmark
7
1965[2]
Details

Madrid, Spain

West Germany

Spain

Sweden

France
10
1968[2]
Details

Darmstadt, West Germany

Soviet Union

Romania

Czechoslovakia

Sweden
15
1971[2]
Details

Prague, Czechoslovakia

Soviet Union

Czechoslovakia

Romania

Spain
8
1973[2]
Details

Lund, Sweden

Romania

Soviet Union

Yugoslavia

West Germany
15
1975[2]
Details

Bucharest, Romania

Romania

Soviet Union

Poland

Spain
12
1977[2]
Details

Warsaw, Poland

Romania

Yugoslavia

Poland

Soviet Union
10
1981[3]
Details

Different Locations, France

Romania

France

Yugoslavia

Soviet Union
12
1985[2]
Details

Darmstadt, West Germany

Romania

Soviet Union

West Germany

Yugoslavia
16
1987[2]
Details

Bucharest, Romania

Romania

Soviet Union

Yugoslavia

Hungary
16
1990[2]
Details

Groningen, Netherlands

Russia

Romania

Netherlands

Belgium
12
1992[2]
Details

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Austria

Hungary

Russia

Romania
4
1994[2]
Details

İzmir, Turkey

Russia

Turkey

Ukraine

France
13
1996[2][4]
Details

Nyíregyháza, Hungary

Hungary
28 – 22
Turkey

FR Yugoslavia
33 – 24
Poland
13
1998[2][5]
Details

Novi Sad, FR Yugoslavia

FR Yugoslavia
34 – 25
Hungary

Russia
25 – 23
Turkey
9
2000[2][6]
Details

Covilhã, Portugal

Hungary
26 – 25
Portugal

Russia
30 – 22
FR Yugoslavia
13
2002
Brasilia, Brazil
Cancelled
2004[7]
Details

Chelyabinsk, Russia

Russia

Ukraine

Croatia

Japan
8
2006[8]
Details

Gdańsk, Poland

Russia
31 – 30
Georgia

Belarus
35 – 27
Czech Republic
13
2008[9]
Details

Venezia, Italia

Russia

Belarus

Austria
34 – 29
Turkey
16
2010[10]
Details

Nyíregyháza, Hungary

Hungary
33 – 26
Czech Republic

Serbia
39 – 39
Japan
10
2012[11]
Details

Blumenau, Brazil

Czech Republic
34 – 24
Portugal

Brazil
33 – 29
Poland
10
2014[2][12]
Details

Guimarães, Portugal

Portugal
29 – 23
Brazil

Spain
29 – 28 (PS)
Russia
11
2016[13]
Details

Málaga, Spain

Romania
28 – 20
South Korea

Spain
29 – 27
Japan
8
2018[14]
Details

Rijeka, Croatia

South Korea
36 – 31
Croatia

Japan
29 – 24
Portugal
10
2020[15]
Details

Łódź, Poland
Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in Europe[16] Not played N/A

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Romania72211
2 Russia5038
3 Hungary3205
4 Soviet Union2406
5 Portugal1203
6 Yugoslavia1146
7 West Germany1113
8 Czech Republic1102
 South Korea1102
10 Austria1012
 Sweden1012
12 Turkey0202
13 Spain0123
14 Belarus0112
 Brazil0112
 Croatia0112
 Czechoslovakia0112
 Ukraine0112
19 France0101
 Georgia0101
21 Poland0022
22 Japan0011
 Netherlands0011
 Serbia0011
Totals (24 nations)24242472

Women's tournament


Summary

Year Host Final Third Place Match Teams
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1994[17]
Details

Bratislava, Slovakia

Slovakia

Czech Republic

Romania

Hungary
12
1996[18]
Details

Sofia, Bulgaria

Russia
33 – 22
Poland

Romania
42 – 19
Slovakia
10
1998[17]
Details

Wrocław, Poland

Netherlands
31 – 27
Romania

Czech Republic
21 – 19
France
11
2000[19]
Details

Besançon, France

Russia
25 – 23
Romania

Slovakia
28 – 27
Spain
13
2002[20]
Details

Valencia, Spain

Romania
25 – 22[21]
Spain

Czech Republic
29 – 26[22]
Japan
7
2006
Details

Gdańsk, Poland

Poland

Hungary

Lithuania

Japan
7
2008[9]
Details

Venezia, Italia

Turkey
27 – 26
Hungary

Romania
46 – 32
Serbia
14
2010
Details

Nyíregyháza, Hungary

Hungary
Round-robin
Romania

Czech Republic
Round-robin
Turkey
7
2012
Details

Blumenau, Brazil

Czech Republic
32 – 18
Romania

Poland
41 – 26
Brazil
6
2014
Details

Guimarães, Portugal

Brazil
24 – 17
Russia

South Korea
30 – 20
Romania
11
2016
Details

Málaga, Spain

Spain
20 – 14
Romania

Poland
27 – 26
Russia
8
2018
Details

Rijeka, Croatia

Japan
27 – 19
Brazil

South Korea
22 – 19
Poland
9
2020[15]
Details

Łódź, Poland
Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in Europe[16] Not played N/A

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russia2103
2 Romania1539
3 Hungary1203
4 Czech Republic1135
5 Poland1124
6 Brazil1102
 Spain1102
8 Slovakia1012
9 Japan1001
 Netherlands1001
 Turkey1001
12 South Korea0022
13 Lithuania0011
Totals (13 nations)12121236

Participating nations

Nation
1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2006

2008

2010

2012

2014

2016

2018
Years
 Algeria 8th13th2
 Azerbaijan 5th1
 Belarus 14th1
 Brazil 11th8th7th4th1st2nd6
 Bulgaria 10th6th2
 China 6th12th5th12th4
 Czech Republic 2nd3rd9th3rd5th7th3rd1st7th6th6th11
 Chile 5th1
 Croatia 9th8th2
 Germany 8th5th7th3
 France 5th4th10th3
 Hungary 4th7th2nd2nd1st5
 India 7th1
 Italy 13th1
 Japan 6th8th10th11th4th4th11th6th6th5th1st11
 South Korea 5th3rd3rd3
 Lithuania 7th8th3rd9th4
 Mexico 6th8th2
 Moldova 7th1
 Netherlands 1st5th2
 Norway 9th1
 Poland 11th2nd9th1st10th5th3rd9th3rd4th10
 Portugal 10th1
 Romania 3rd3rd2nd2nd1st3rd2nd2nd4th2nd7th11
 Russia 7th1st1st6th2nd4th6
 Serbia 4th1
 Slovakia 1st4th3rd3
 Spain 4th2nd5th1st5th5
  Switzerland 6th1
 Taiwan 12th1
 Chinese Taipei 10th6th2
 Turkey 1st4th2
 Uruguay 6th11th8th9th4
Discontinued teams
 Serbia and Montenegro 7thSee  Serbia1
Total121011137714761189

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