Dear participants,

The University of Minho has the fundamental aim of an integral formation of its students being sports elementary in the acquisition of individual, social and even professional competences for the rest of their lives.

The development of sports programs at the University of Minho is based on the democratization of sporting activities, giving all students the possibility to practice sport at their own will and according to their own needs.

The organisation of international university sports events has a fundamental role in the promotion of internal, regional and national sports activities.

For the University of Minho, these organisations are also an opportunity for volunteer students to participate in the organisation and for athletes to relate and foment friendship and unity between countries of the world.

I want to encourage the spectators to watch and follow this event and enjoy memorable moments in the World University Karate Championship 2016.

For all the participants I wish good luck in this Championship.

Carlos Silva,
University of Minho Social Services Administrator