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# Hungarian University Sports Federation (HUSF)

Organised by the University of Physical Education of Budapest and the National Handball Academy of Balatonboglar, FISU recently attended the Sport and Innovation International Conference that aims to foster dialogue on recent findings, innovative ideas, and methods further turning these ideas into success. This year, the conference was host to around 300 participants from more 30 European universities.

Two prominent figures of international university sports discussed important issues last week. Newly elected president of the Hungarian University Sports Federation (HUSF) Prof. Dr. h. c. Lajos Mocsai and European University Sports Association (EUSA) President Adam Roczek met online and conducted fruitful discussions.

Unlike many Hungarian first league championships in team sports, the ones organized by the Hungarian University Sports Federation (HUSF) have so far been unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic. There is a glimmer of hope that the domestic university sports scene will be the one and only to remain untouched by Covid-19.

As a result of the immense interest shown in the 2020 FISU World Forum held at the University of Physical Education, Budapest between 12 and 14 August, all programmes will be made available on the digital platform for those who have registered.

The International University Sports Federation’s (FISU) first virtual World Forum ended with the closing ceremony held on Friday afternoon when 2022 World Forum host Costa Rica took over the FISU flag from Hungary. The online event saw a record number of attendees and many relevant topics were discussed.

The International University Sports Federation’s (FISU) first ever online World Forum started on Wednesday 12 August with the opening ceremony held at the University of Physical Education (UPE), Budapest. The event was broadcasted by one of the Hungarian sport TV channels.

A press conference with an immense media attention was held at the University of Physical Education (UPE), Budapest two days before the official opening ceremony of 2020 FISU World Forum. Dr. Verena Burk, Chair of FISU Educational Committee also delivered a live speech through the digital platform. It was also revealed that the Hungarian sports channel Sport2TV will broadcast the opening ceremony.

FISU’S first ever online Forum to be staged at the University of Physical Education (UPS) between 12th and 14th August 2020 has received more than 1,200 registrations so far, a figure that is still expected to rise. The Hungarian University Sport Federation (HUSF), which is one of the main organisers of the Forum, had made a good decision with its partners when it persisted with the ambitious plan to keep the event despite the pandemic.

The 2020 FISU World Forum webpage has been set up and registration process has begun for the online FISU World Forum Budapest 2020 Digital to be held between 12th and 14th August at the University of Physical Education (UPE), Budapest. Those interested can register on the event’s website.