The Universiades are also known as the World University Games. The best athletes among students from around the World compete in this global sporting event. The first World University Games were already held in 1923, but it took decades for the international student organisations to unite into the FISU (Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire) in 1949. The first official Summer Universiade was held in 1959, the first Winter Universiade in 1960. The next Universiades will be in 2011 at Erzurum (Winter) and at Shenzhen (Summer).