European Universities Rowing Championship

Hannover, Germany: September 9-12, 2015


The 9th European Universities Rowing Championship, took place together with accompanying activities in the European Week of Sport in Hannover by the Lake Maschsee between September 9 and 12, 2015.

The event officially started with a special opening ceremony on Thursday, September 10, 2015, after the official press conference and the General Technical Meeting which took part in the previous days.

International rowers also attract the attention of the media


The German city of Hannover hosted the 9th European Universities Rowing Championship between September 9 and 12, 2015. The event was very successful, with record numbers for rowing - 550 participants took part in 20 disciplines, representing 78 universities from 18 countries.

After three days of rowing competitions, culture, social activities and #BeActive activities additionally promoting the European Week of Sport, the medal awardings were carried out on Saturday, September 12 at the rowing course on the Lake Maschsee.

European Universities Rowing

The evening of nations was held the evening before, featuring the reception at the City Hall, where representative of all participating universities were greeted by the Vice-Mayor of Hannover and other city officials. EUSA representative Mrs Alison Odell took the opportunity to publicly acknowledge and thank the two largest partners of the event – the City of Hannover and the Leibniz University of Hannover.

Reception in the Hannover City Hall

While the rowers from all over Europe fought for medals, the German University Sports Federation (ADH) held a conference on September 11 on top-level sports at universities and the topic of dual careers. During this event, representatives of universities and experts provided an insight and experiences of the promotion of top-level sports at German universities.  

A conference accompanied the Championship

While all races proved to be very interesting, the most prestigious races were those in the end – the eights. In the female eights W8+ the University of Cambridge (GBR) took home gold, followed by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (SUI) and the University of Hamburg (GER). In men’s category, the Oxford Brookes University (GBR) proved to be the strongest team, with the newcomers at the European Universities Rowing Championships from the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture (BLR) claiming silver and University of Lausanne (SUI) bronze medals.

Eights races

Also officials and invited guests had the chance to experience their rowing skills at this year’s championship, with the special VIP race.

VIP race participants

Apart from rowing, in the spirit of promotion of physical activity, recreation and sport in general and the European Week of Sport the athletes, officials, participants, spectators, volunteers and citizens had the chance to enjoy in other activities, including more traditional like running and cycling, as well as less known like canoe polo - a kayak-basketball and fuwate - a mixture of football, volleyball and squash.

Canoe Polo

The event was well-received and appreciated not only by the participants but also in the local environment. Among the spectators were also several football fans who came to cheer for their teams at the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and the home team Hannover 96.

Fans supporting the EUC Rowing Championship

Success of the event was also possible due to the hard work of the volunteers, among them also some international volunteers who took part in the event through the EUSA volunteer programme.

Thank you volunteers!

The official closing ceremony officially wrapped the European Universities Rowing Championship 2015. The EUSA flag was passed to the organisers of the 2017 championship, which will be held in Subotica, Serbia. European Universities Rowing returns otherwise already next year for the European Universities Games Zagreb-Rijeka 2016.

Passing of the EUSA flag to the next organisers



1. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich SUI
2. Leibniz University of Hanover GER
3. University of Economy Bydgoszcz POL
4. Poznan University of Life Sciences POL
4. University of Porto POR
6. University of Vienna AUT
7. University of Lausanne SUI
8. Belarusian State University of Physical Culture BLR
8. Oxford Brookes University GBR
10. Durham University GBR
11. University of Edinburgh GBR
11. University of Groningen NED
13. Tallinn University of Technology EST
13. Budapest University of Technology and Economics HUN
13. Queen's University Belfast IRL
13. Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz POL
13. Moscow State University of Technology and Management RUS
18. Poznan University of Technology POL
19. University of Kiel GER
20. Newcastle University GBR
20. Saratov State Agrarian University RUS
22. University of Cambridge GBR
22. Rhine-Westphalia Institute of Technology Aachen GER
22. University of Frankfurt GER
22. University of Munster GER
22. Eotvos Lorand University HUN
27. Polotsk State University BLR
28. Radboud University Nijmegen NED
29. Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 FRA
29. Imperial College London GBR
31. Francisk Skorina Gomel State University BLR
31. Cardiff University GBR
31. University of Basel SUI
34. University of Twente NED
34. University of Mainz GER
34. Utrecht University NED
37. University of Linz AUT
37. University of Exeter GBR
37. University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden GER
37. Obuda University HUN
37. University of Amsterdam NED
42. University of Bochum GER
42. University of Bremen GER
42. Technical University of Dortmund GER
42. Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena GER
42. University of Wageningen NED
42. Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism RUS
48. University of Osijek CRO
48. Aalborg University DEN
48. Reading University GBR
48. Saarland University GER
48. Technical University of Munich GER
48. University of Hamburg GER
48. University of Novi Sad SRB
55. University Tartu EST
55. University of Surrey GBR
55. University of Heidelberg GER
58. University of Namur BEL
58. University of Zagreb CRO
58. National Institute of Applied Sciences Lyon FRA
58. University Central Nantes FRA
58. University of Savoie Mont Blanc FRA
58. University of Glasgow GBR
58. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology GER
58. Norwegian University of Science and Technology NOR
66. Estonian University of Life Sciences EST
66. Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich GER
66. University of Wurzburg GER
66. University of Bern SUI
70. University of Split CRO
70. Delft University of Technology NED
70. Far Eastern Federal University RUS
70. University of Lucerne SUI
70. Technical University Rapperswil SUI
75. University of Bourgogne FRA
76. Tilburg University NED