Hockey made its appearance in the FISU programme during the Sheffield 1991 Summer Universiade. It was then added to the World University Championships programme.
The History of Hockey in FISU
Although hockey belongs to the World University Championships programme it was never organised as such. Attributed twice, it was cancelled due to lack of participating teams on both occasions. Hockey returned to FISU in 2013 during the Summer Universiade in Kazan seeing the Republic of Korea and Russian Federation win respectively the women’s and men’s tournament.