During the summer, Vilnius University Health & Sport Centre organised their third international “University Summer Challenge 2018”. More than 1,500 students, professors, administrative staff and other employees from five different countries competed in this summer’s project. Participants from eighteen universities recorded their physical activity on the project’s platform, and by doing this, gained points for their universities.

The project’s home country Lithuania was represented by eleven universities: Vilniaus Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius Universitety, Vytautas Magnus Universitety, Šiauliai University, Mykolas Romeris University, Klaipėda University, Lithuanian Sports University, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences and Kaunas University of Technology.

Seven foreign higher education institutions also joined the Project: Kiel University and Berlin University (Germany), Keele University and Middlesex University (Great Britain), University of Lisbon and University of Porto (Portugal), and The Academic College at Wingate (Israel).

From June 1 to August 31, almost two million active minutes were registered on the platform www.active-summer.vu.lt! Lithuanian Sports University, like in 2017, were this year’s winner and the most active community of all the participants.

The Academic College at Wingate, participating for the first time, took second place, enthusiastically participating in the project and gaining active minutes from the beginning of June.

Results of “University Summer Challenge 2018″

  1. Lithuanian Sports University
  2. The Academic College at Wingate
  3. Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
  4. Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences
  5. Šiauliai University
  6. Vilniaus Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences
  7. Vilnius Universitety
  8. University of Lisbon
  9. Mykolas Romeris University
  10. Middlesex University
  11. Kiel University
  12. Keele University
  13. Kaunas University of Technology
  14. Vytautas Magnus Universitety
  15. Berlin University
  16. Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
  17. University of Porto
  18. Klaipėda University

“University Summer Challenge” is a lively project, which aims to increase physical activity within academic communities in universities by challenging them into associating the academic world with active lifestyle, and physical activity with fun.

The results of the project are pleasing – the participants registered an average of 33 minutes of physically active time per day – this corresponds to the recommendations of World Health Organisation to be physically active for at least 30 minutes each day. “University Summer Challenge” will take place again next summer – we invite every university and its community to join and become more active!

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