Rectors' Conference

Governed by the European University Sport Association (EUSA) and organized by the National University Sport Associations (NUSA) every two years in different European cities, the European Universities Games (EUG) are considered the largest European multisport student event and have the goal of promoting friendly competition, unity and tolerance, as well as facilitating friendship and companionship between students and universities.


Rector conference


The city of Coimbra is an exceptional place, full of mystic and traditions, with a unique culture and people. Known as the “The City of Knowledge”, Coimbra is truly a University City, which makes it perfect to host the 4th European Universities Games. In the period between July 15 and July 28, the city of Coimbra will host around 4000 participants, students of more than 350 universities from over 40 European countries in 13 Sports and one Para-Sport.


As a part of the 4th European Universities Games 2018, Rectors’ Conference will be held from July 14 to July 15, at the University of Coimbra, focused on university sports and more specifically in how to fund, organize and manage sports activities.


The Rectors’ Conference is a perfect opportunity to gather the heads of European universities in order to discuss the state of, as well as options for the development of sports at the universities. Exchange ideas, experiences and examples of good practice is one of the main purposes of this event.


We hope to see you in Coimbra!



Via Rectors’ Conference Registration Platform until June 15, 2018

Regarding the payment, we have prepared this Payment Guideline to assist you.


Participation Fees

Single room, single use (1 person) – 260 EUR

Twin room, double use (2 persons) – 200 EUR

Accompanying person – 500 EUR


The participation fees are per person and include 3 nights’ accommodation with full board, local transport and social and cultural activities.








Rectors’ Conference guests will be accommodated at four-star Hotel Vila Galé Coimbra.





Official welcome point

Porto Airport – Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport



According to your itinerary official personnel or volunteers of the European Universities Games Coimbra 2018 will welcome you at Porto Airport.

EUG2018 Transportation Department will provide shuttle services for the duration of the Conference.



Rectors' Conference Venue

University of Coimbra - Sala dos Capelos (Capelos Room)




All Rectors’ Conference guests will receive an invitation for the EUG2018 Opening Ceremony.



Dress code

Rectors’ Conference program – daily suits

Rectors’ Conference official dinner – evening suits

Opening ceremony – smart casual




Marianna Cardoso, Rectors’ Conference EUG2018

Host city
Visit Coimbra!

The city of students is unique in Portugal for all the mysticism which characterises it.

University of Coimbra

UNESCO’s World Heritage.