/ University of Physical Education - international cooperation

# international cooperation

Last week, Dr. Tamás Sterbenz, Rector and Dr. Judit Kádár, Director of International Relations have visited Sports University of Tirana (SUT). It was Dr. Tamás Sterbenz's first international trip as a rector, and several relevant discussions fostered our collaboration with our Albanian partner.

The day before the IV. Sport and Innovation International Conference, the International Relations Center of the University of Physical Education organized an International Partner Day for the university’s foreign partners as well as the embassies.

The third 3-week Teaching Excellence Program has been successfully completed in collaboration with the University of New Mexico in online form in July. The main goal of the program is to develop the professional and intercultural skills of  UPE faculties who will play a key role in the internationalization of UPE in connection with future full-time and part-time courses in English.

The University of Physical Education and the University of Bern organized a three-part English-language webinar series built around the theme of sports motivation. On each occasion, the focus was on motivating different age groups to be physically active: 1. the young  2. adults 3. older adults. The events provided participants with useful and valuable knowledge, who had participated mostly from German-speaking areas.

The University of Physical Education and the University of Bern have organized an English language webinar that consisted of three series and focused on sport motivation. The three events of the series explored three different thematic groups focusing on motivation and sports: 1. youth 2. adults 3. professional athletes.

The University of Physical Education (UPE) has cooperated with the International Canoe Federation (ICF) in the field of coach training programs since 2012. The highest-level certificate of coaching qualification in the education system of ICF is provided by this program, which was organized by UPE.

This year, the highly successful three-week UPE Complex Education Language and Intercultural Faculty Immersion Program was organized in collaboration with the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, USA.

The exciting program of the 3. Sport and Innovation International Conference was enriched by the attendance of many international delegations to our university. The visit of the Colombian swimmer delegation, which was a great success last fall, was organized for the second time at UPE at the request of the Colombian Embassy in Budapest, with the help of Counselor Duván Reynerio Ocampo Pinzón.

In the partnership between the two higher education institutions, an important event has taken place on 28th of March, 2019 in Eisenstadt. The bilingual symposium of the University of Physical Education (UPE) and the Pädagogische Hochschule Burgenland (PHB) has been organized around the topic of everyday physical education.

The leadership delegation of the Beijing Sports University was hosted by the University of Physical Education (UPE) management and the International Relations Center. The five-member Chinese delegation came to renew the cooperation of more than 15 years between our institutions, to find and negotiate about new opportunities.

A new partnership between The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and the University of Physical Education (UPE) in Budapest, Hungary, will create global opportunities for their students and faculty members who wish to expand their knowledge and research of coaching, sports science and physical education through real-life experiences.

UPE Delagation’s Visit in Southwestern United StatesThe representatives of the University of Physical Education, Budapest, namely Prof h.c. Lajos MOCSAI, Rector, Dr. habil Zsombor LACZA, Scientific Vice rector and Dr. habil Judit KADAR, Director of International Relations visited several sports related institutions in Southwestern United States.

A 10-member Taiwan delegation was hosted by the leadership of the University of Physical Education (UPE) and the International Relations Center. We have been in contact with the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) through the National Taiwan Sports University (NTSU) and now a meeting was held on the new UPE campus.

Dr. Judit Kadar, Head of the International Relations Directorate of UPE has visited Coastal Carolina University last week. Beyond the introduction of both universities and the sports related units, a collaboration agreement has been elaborated with the help of Dr. Darla Domke-Damonte, Associate provost (Centre for Global Engagement).

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Frasz, Head of the Vocational School and School Development Institute, Mag. Gerhard Ziniel, Academic Instructor and Alexandra Baier, Coordinator of the International Department has visited the University of Physical Education (UPE) in Budapest.

On 28th of February, 2018, the Kazah Embassy and the Hungarian Rectors Conference had organized a conference with the participation of 24 Rectors of Kazakhstan and 25 from the Hungarian universities. The first Kazah-Hungarian Rectors' Forum was held at Corvinus University in Budapest.

The University of Physical Education (UPE) has been honored to host a delegation from one of the most distinguished higher education institutions in Japan: Waseda University, Tokyo. The parties conducted some consultations with focus on a professional cooperation they intend to establish in the near future. The representatives of the two universities have shared their presentations about the institutions, calling attention to their strength and aspirations.

The International Relations Center of the University of Physical Education and Dr. Tamás Dóczi, a member of the Taiwani joint English language educational program (MSc), have received a two-member delegation (Professors Sam Sy-Sang Liaw, PhD, Ministry of Science and Technology Prague, Director and Nan-Jun Liu, First Secretary at Taipei Representative Office Hungary,) on November 8, 2017 in Budapest.

Dr. Tamás Sterbenz, Vice rector for general affairs and Dr. Judit Kádár, Director of the International Relations Center, visited the University of New Mexico in October.

Prof. Dr. Ákos Koller, President of the Scientific Council, and Dr. Judit Kádár, Head of the International Relations Directorate, attended the reception organized by the Budapest Taiwan Embassy on October 09, 2017.