# Tamás Sterbenz

A rectors' meeting aiming to bring together Hungarian and Argentinian universities was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina between 13 and 17 November. The event was attended by Professor Tamás Sterbenz, Rector of the Hungarian University of Sports Science.

Former Olympic and World champion long-distance runner, President of the  Ethiopian Athletics Federations (EAF), Derartu Tulu visited HUSS to sign a two-year cooperation agreement between the two institutions.

A delegation from the Japanese Embassy, ​​including His Excellency Masato Otaka Ambassador, Yuki Iwasaki, second diplomat, Head of the Cultural and Press Department and Sachiko Győri, cultural assistant have visited our university recently.

Delegates of the Hungarian University of Sports Science (HUSS) and Transylvanian universities met to discuss the prospects of future cooperations.

On 10 May, two newly announced honorary doctors’, namely that of Dr Li Li Ji’s and Dr Scott Powers’s name was inscribed on the marble plaque to be found at the Hungarian University of Sports Science (HUSS).

Tuesday saw the beginning of the International Days (IDIH 2023) that is currently being held at the Hungarian University of Sports Science (HUSS).

On the 26th and 27th of September, 2022 a delegation from the Hungarian University of Sports Science (HUSS) lead by Rector Prof Dr Tamás Sterbenz visited Thailand. The rector was accompanied by Vice-Rector for General Affairs Dr Csaba Ökrös and Presidenttial Advisor and Research Leader Dr Péter Szikra. The delegation was received by Dr Sándor Sipos, Hungarian Ambassador to Thailand.

A full-day workshop in English including foreign experts was held in the Rome room of the Hungarian University of Sports Sciences on Tuesday within the framework of the project titled ’Ensuring Quality Digital Higher Education in Hungary’.

Three prominent personalities of the Hungarian University of Sports Sciences (HUSS), Dr habil. Márta Szmodis, Dr habil. Tamás Sterbenz and Dr habil. László Tóth have been appointed as university professors.

The Hungarian University of Sports Sciences (HUSS), the National Handball Academy (NHA) and the Handball-Specific Methodology Centre held the 5th Sport and Innovation Conference between 14 and 16 September 2022. The joint sports science event focussed on the issue of talent and performance.

The list of competitors representing the Hungarian University of Sports Science (HUSS) at the European University Games (EUG) in Lodz has been finalised. It is the first time that a Hungarian higher education institution is going to participate at the EUG with 102 athletes and a total delegation of 126 participants.

On 6 May, which is the Day of Hungarian Sport, the Wall of Hungarian Sports Stars was inaugurated at the Hungarian University of Sports Sciences (HUSS) in a ceremony amidst huge media interest.

A six-member delegation led by the rector of the Hungarian University of Sports Science (HUSS), dr. Tamás Sterbenz, met with the leaders and representatives of 11 international sports federations in Lausanne that is known as the home of federations on 26 April.

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.

Recently the University of Physical Education has hosted a special event organized by the Hungarian Embassy in the Philippines. The University of Physical Education welcomed seventy Philippine students studying in Hungary at this unique “Alumni Event”.

Dr. habil. Tamás Sterbenz ceremoniously received his mandate as rector of the University of Physical Education from President of Hungary János Áder in the Sándor Palace. According to the decision of the President, the appointment of the new rector lasts for 5 years, taking effect from 1st October, 2021.

Dr. Tamás Sterbenz, the newly elected rector of University of Physical Education of Budapest has ambitious plans. In his view, UPE will need to “change gear” and become an influential actor in the field of higher education.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the representatives of the University of Physical Education have participated a one-day visit to fulfill the invitation of the Embassy of Bern and to strengthen the partnership with our new institutional partner, the University of Bern.

As the saying goes in sports, Dr. habil. Tamás Sterbenz, Vice Rector for General Affairs at the University of Physical Education (UPE) had to be away from the pitch for two weeks, but he is back at work now. He is looking forward to a busy period because the National Accreditation Board’s (MAB) accreditation procedure and the development of UPE’s educational programmes give him enough work to do in the near future.  

The main organisers of FISU World Forum, the University of Physical Education (UPE), the Hungarian University Sport Federation (HUSF) and the Technology Provider Digital Success Program (DSP) expect different benefits from the Forum. Interview with UPE Vice-Rector, Dr. Tamás Sterbenz and DJP project supervisor, Dr. Levente András Gál. 

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