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UniPass – more than a card

2018. October 04. - 16:57 DEAC és UniFit-pass, library card or dormitory key, means of payment and a card granting you discounts all in one – the UniPass card, available to the citizens of the University of Debrecen free of charge, now has even more functions.

The university cards have been produced on a large scale since early September. Similarly to the past 3 years, once again more than 4000 freshers received their UniPass cards as they registered for their first year. Instead of the usual biweekly production cycle, due to the start of the new academic year, hundreds of new cards are being printed weekly at the Card Management Centre of the University of Debrecen. UniPass has an unbroken popularity, especially as several new functions were added also in the past few months which make the lives of students and others affiliated with the university easier both on and off campus.

“It can be used as a library card, as a key to enter a number of classrooms and buildings, including several dormitories, as well as an access card at the gates when parking with motor vehicles on the campuses. The Lifestyle Development Club membership fee was introduced in the last academic year. Starting from this academic year, a new service was added to the offering: in addition to a pass to the UniFit gym, those with a membership can also purchase a pass for the games of DEAC with significant discounts. Since the university card stores these passes electronically, it can also be used as entry access cards in both cases,” said Andrea Fülöp head of the centre.

The payment system was launched in the spring of this year. With this service, now the university card can also be used as a means of payment at the cafeterias, snack bars, clubs on campus, and also at the festivals affiliated with the university, as the Water Tower and at Campus Festival. Cardholders can top up their cards in advance, prior to making a purchase, through their profiles on the website or via the UniPass App, using a bank card, or at the designated card top-up points, using cash or a bank card. The university card can be used for gaining access to events. It was first used for this purpose in the “Employee Derby” in June, where it made the entry of thousands a participants a smooth process.

The UniPass card allows its holder free entry to the Botanical Garden of the University of Debrecen, and it also entitles them to a discount at an increasing number of places. Some of the most popular among these are the discounts offered by Libri bookstores, the DIY store Praktiker, Főnix Events Organiser, as well as stores in FÓRUM shopping centre, but the employee discounts offered by Aquaticum Debrecen SPA are also increasingly popular.

The UniPass cards can be ordered year-round by all university citizens – active employees and students alike. The card is free of charge when initially issued, and can be used for a period of five years. The process of ordering is very quick and simple: it requires logging in at the website with into the Profile, using the network ID and password, uploading a passport-type photograph and choosing from 21 different backgrounds. The registration process is also supported by an e-learning material available in Hungarian and English.

”A new feature since this summer is that we now laminate all cards in order to make them more durable. On order to make the convenient services, cardholders must activate their UniPass cards using the CVV code on the back side of their cards. More than four thousand cards will expire this year. 60 days before the expiry date, cardholders receive an e-mail message about the possibility of requesting a new card and the procedure they need to follow. All necessary information is available on our website and our Facebook page, but inquiries can also be directed to our customer service,” said Andrea Fülöp, head of UniPass Card Management Centre.

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Table tennis centre opened

2018. July 02. - 16:32 The DEAC-DAK University Table Tennis Centre was opened at the Nagyerdei Stadium on Sunday. In the 700-square-metre facility, licensed and amateur players, including university students may use as many as 15 tables from now on.

The training centre was established on the southern side of the stadium complex from a budget of approximately 120 million Hungarian forints. At the opening ceremony, Zoltán Bács, chancellor of the university, said that the investment also received financial support from the Hungarian government. The facility was established from 40 million Hungarian forints of state subsidy and 80 million Hungarian forints provided by the University of Debrecen, on an area of the stadium that was not originally conceived from this purpose.

- Az egyetem itt is bizonyította a sporthoz való pozitív hozzáállását, a várossal való együttműködését és a konstruktív gondolkodását, amely egy újabb sportág debreceni fejlődéséhez fog hozzájárulni – hangsúlyozta Bács Zoltán, aki köszöntőjében beszélt a létesítmény komplexitásáról is. - A Nagyerdei Stadion a sport és a szabadidő szentélye, és azt hiszem, működése példaértékű Magyarországon. Önmagában is azt mutatja, hogy érdemes volt ide stadiont építeni, és érdemes volt ilyen átgondoltan egyéb szolgáltatásokkal megtölteni – fogalmazott a kancellár, aki egyben reményét fejezte ki, hogy a DEAC-DAK összefogásból kialakuló asztalitenisz-szakosztály is hazánk egyik legnagyobb sportági szakosztályává válhat.

Az avatóünnepségen részt vett az Emberi Erőforrások Minisztériumának sportért felelős helyettes államtitkára, Sárfalvi Péter is, aki szerint párját ritkítja az egyetemi asztalitenisz központ.

  - Sok városban jártam már, és sehol nem tapasztaltam ilyen és ehhez hasonló sportos összefogást. Nagyon gratulálok a Debreceni Asztalitenisz Klubnak, remélem, hogy ebben a teremben sok tehetséget fognak felfedezni az elkövetkezendő években – bizakodott a helyettes államtitkár.

 Barcsa Lajos alpolgármester köszöntőjében kiemelte: amennyiben az a cél, hogy egy adott sportág tovább fejlődjön, ahhoz megfelelő infrastruktúrát, edzőközpontot kell annak kialakítani. Szerinte erre jó példa a vívók vagy az ökölvívók edzőterme, illetve most már a pingpongozók központja is.

“It will be first-class conditions awaiting both the local citizens and those arriving from elsewhere and wishing to play table tennis, and I hope that there will be a large number of visitors to the stadium. On its own part, the city has done everything within its capabilities to support table tennis, as this year, the municipality contributed 3 million Hungarian forints to the operation of the club”, the vice mayor added. Also giving speeches at the opening ceremony were László Fehér, the vice president of the Hungarian Table Tennis Federation, as well as Tamás Horovitz, president of the Debrecen Table Tennis Club.

After the dedication of the modern, 700-square-metre facility, the participants were shown a 3D-presentation of the training centre, and after the formal opening ceremony, anyone could grab a bat to show his or her skills – even against the pros, since also participating at the event were the licensed players of DEAC-DAK, who finished in second place in Division II of the national championship, and their aim is to continue in the first division in the next season. This was one of the topics that Márk Pink, the head of the table tennis section talked about after the opening ceremony.

“The sight itself, as well as the awareness of the fact that younger and older generations can gain familiarity with the sport of table tennis in a permanent, dedicated location is itself captivating. This opens up great opportunities for us to achieve even better results in competitive sports”, said the trainer, who recently moved back to Hungary from abroad because of the new challenges in Debrecen. The table tennis section of DEAC-DAK currently has 50 licensed athletes, but the plans call for increasing this number to over 200. Across the city, a total of more than 500 people play table tennis affiliated with one of the several clubs.

In addition to licensed players and university students, the table tennis facility will be also open to the sport-loving loving citizens of Debrecen. The DEAC-DAK University Table Tennis Centre in the stadium is accessible via UniFit Fitness & Gym Center or the Red & White Club.


DEAC: The Biggest University Sports Club

2018. April 04. - 14:49 Championship matches, training, fight and victory - the everyday events of the University of Debrecen's Athletic Club have been captured by the Multimedia and E-Learning Technical Center. The film presents the most populous sections from football to cheerleading.

More than a thousand youngsters and older people are competing in the traditional black and white colors of DEAC. Thus, based on the number of certified athletes, the Athletics Club of the University of Debrecen is the largest university sports club in Hungary. Founded in the summer of 1919, today, DEAC with its nationwide unique mentoring program, modern infrastructure and innovative initiatives serves as a role model in the Hungarian higher education system. In addition to the traditional ballgames, youngsters can try out beach soccer, bridge, cheerleading or sailing in the 15 sections. What is more, the country’s first higher education e-sports section called DEAC-Hackers also works here! Several teams of the club are members of the national team. The men's basketball, futsal and volleyball players are all competing on the highest level, furthermore, men's handball players and floorballs, as well as female soccer players play in the second division. The university club's soccer team has been recently promoted to NB III with a real feat. Younger members of the sections have also achieved good results, for example, the women’s cheerleader team is national champion. Students have thus achieved success after success in the spirit of Ernest Hemingway’s words: “Sport teaches us to win honestly and to lose with head erect. Therefore sport teaches us everything.”

Take a glimpse at the fights and successes –  the world of DEAC!