Welcome addresses from Bruno Alcaide, OC President

On behalf of the 10th World University Karate Championship Organising Committee, we’re proud to hold, once again, a major university sports event, in which we want you all to be involved.


The University of Minho and the University of Minho Students’ Union have a long background in the organisation of excellence sports events, counting 5 European University Championships and 6 World University Championships, including the 10th World University Karate Championship.


This is related with the organising capabilities and with the acknowledgment and valorisation that the University of Minho and the University of Minho Students’ Union assign to sports as a fundamental part in the students’ development and formation, creating the conditions to sports practice and academic success and, ultimately, having a crucial role in their growth as more capable human beings.


The University of Minho was considered the 2nd Best European University in University Sports, after reaching, in 2013, the title of Best European University, product of the synergy between the University, the University of Minho Students’ Union and the Sports and Culture Department of the University’s Social Service.


The organisation of the 10th World University Karate Championship intends to involve all the University and welcoming the athletes, coaches, judges, organising staff, volunteers and media in the best possible way.


So, we believe in a large participation by all, inviting all the University and the city of Braga to get involved and to accompany this event. We hope to provide unforgettable moments of share and joy, wishing you all the best.


See you soon!