Hírek Athletic Club of University of Debrecen (DEAC) címkével

Katinka Battai Sugár, a member of the Hungarian women's fencing team, is now a two-time world champion after winning the gold medal at the World Fencing Championships in Milan on Sunday. The DEAC fencer, a student of the University of Debrecen's Faculty of Economics and Business Administration majoring in Recreation and Lifestyle, has taken a big step towards Olympic participation in Paris.

New expanded wings, classrooms, offices and exhibition areas have been added to the old grandstand of DEAC, which was originally built in 1928. At the inauguration ceremony of the new facility, Minister of State for Sport Ádám Schmidt spoke with appreciation of the overall sports concept implemented by the University of Debrecen.

The DEAC female fencer fought irresistibly all through the day in Athens, allowing her to rise to the top of the winners podium.

The university sports club DEAC can now boast of yet another outstanding sporting achievement: Gábor Máthé won the hearing-impaired competition at the Australian Open tennis championships at the weekend. The Debrecen-based competitor, prepared and trained by legendary athlete Andrea Temesvári, was able to compete among the top eight female and male deaf tennis players of the world in the opening Grand Slam tournament of the year.

There will be three major sport events at UD next year. One of the most popular universities in Hungary will host prestigious international competitions.

The University of Debrecen celebrated the beginning of the new academic year with a full-house event at the Nagyerdei Stadium on Wednesday. In addition to Hungarian stars, artists of the Institute of Pop Music and international students of the oDEon company also gave concerts. About 20,000 people attended the 6th year-opening stadium show of UD.

Visitors of the Puskás Day, organised at the Hungarian Pavilion of the Dubai World Expo, were able to familiarize themselves with the innovative sports strategy and sports infrastructural and sport economic developments of the University of Debrecen, and with the organisational structure, operational model and achievements of DEAC.

A stage bigger than ever, concerts by Tankcsapda, Republic and Kati Wolf, a variety show performed by DEAC athletes and artists from the oDEon University Theatre - yoUDay marked the launch of the new semester at the UD with spectacular programmes. 11,000 people came together at Nagyerdei Stadium.

Three years from now, the University of Debrecen will host the European University Games in ten sports and thousands of athletes. At the press conference held after the meeting of the organising committee it was revealed that never before had a sport event of this scale been organised in Hungary.

A package of altogether 33 various events are going to be offered to those interested in visiting the Debrecen festival site of Campus Fesztivál Egyetem Tér [University Square, Campus Festival], which “returns” after skipping last year’s occasion.

Debrecen Ice Rink has been recently extended to include a total area of 420 square meters, comprising two changing rooms of 24 square meters each, a multifunctional training room, a changing room for coaches, a medical room and doping control station as well as three office venues.

Adjacent to the Learning Center, the sports facility in Dóczy street will soon turn into a Sport Campus. This year the stands will be upgraded, which will be followed by the extension of the facilities of the DEAC next year.

yoUDay has made it to the program of the Stay Home! Festival. A shortened summary of last year’s stadium show in front of capacity crowds to kick off the new academic year of the University of Debrecen was viewed by over ten thousand people on the largest social media interface.

On May 1, DEAC [Athletic Club of the University of Debrecen] is going to host a family event in the Sports Center of the University, offering sports competitions and free health screening possibilities. The main feature of the event is going to be the charity running contest.

The number of sections in DEAC has grown to 19, as from the next season on football players will also compete wearing jerseys with the colours of the club. Players can register themselves for the team at the Dóczy street University Sports Centre.

The ambassador of Canada gave a lecture at the University of Debrecen. Isabelle Poupart also visited a training of the DEAC ice hokey team, where she met two Canadian players who taught her a few tricks.

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 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.

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.