The Healthy Campus programme of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) aims to improve the well-being of students and university communities in as many areas as possible. The programme created by thirty world experts provides a global network for universities to share knowledge, expertise, best practices, and insights.
The programme is built on a unique digital platform where institutions can track and improve student and staff health and well-being. As part of this, the latest edition of FISU Healthy Campus was published a few days ago, summarizing the best practices of the past two years.
The University of Debrecen is the only Hungarian higher education institution that was included in the publication, with as many as seven best practices. The sports activities that UD offers and tends to develop according to students’ needs were found exemplary in the compilation, while the marketing, sports consultation and alumni activities of the institution, the events of future students’ recruitment, the mental health development of university staff and students, and last, but not least, the international relations of the university were also highlighted.
- We are very proud that the University of Debrecen is seen as good international practice in multiple aspects. This is a result of the unprecedented, long-standing university collaboration, in which faculties and institutes work together consistently and without borders for the sake of sports, physical activity, lifestyle and quality of life. We will try to come up with even more best practices in the future as well, because we have to meet FISU’s strict and detailed accreditation requirements to achieve even higher positions in international university rankings. We can say that this is our common, university cause. At the same time, this is also notable feedback for us that we have proven to be best practice in multiple fields in comparison with foreign universities, including American, English, Italian, German, Australian, Spanish, and Brazilian universities. So, at that time, it was worthwhile to designate sport as a strategic area and the way we are going is good – László Balogh, Director of the Institute of Sports Science Coordination of UD commented on the success.