HUSS Rector paid a visit to Cuba and won a chess game

Professor Tamás Sterbenz, Rector of the Hungarian University of Sports Science (HUSS) spent a couple of days in Havana as a member of the Hungarian Rectors' Conference. He met with the heads of the Cuban Olympic Committee alongside some representatives of the local sports university, and he also won a game of chess at the sports university.

Tamás Sterbenz visited the capital of Cuba, Havana as a member of the Hungarian Rectors' Conference (HRC) to attend the biennial 14th International Congress of Higher Education held between 5 and 9 February 2024.

The prestige of the conference is reflected by the fact that the Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel also took part in the event. One of the aims of the conference is to bring universities together and to familiarise them with each other's programs.

HUSS Rector paid a visit to Cuba and won a chess game

The Hungarian delegation also included Tamás Freund, President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, László Borhy, President of the Hungarian Rectors' Conference and Rector of ELTE university, and the head of the University of Szeged, the University of Miskolc, the University of Sopron and METU. The delegation of rectors was also received at the Hungarian Embassy in Havana.

Tamás Sterbenz gave a lecture titled "Higher education behind the success of Hungarian sport" in front of a large audience, and signed a cooperation agreement with the Manuel Fajardo University of Physical Education and Sport Sciences as well, whose representatives visited HUSS last October. In line with the agreement, the two institutions will hold joint courses and host each other's students in the future.

Tamás Sterbenz also held talks with the President and Secretary General of the Cuban Olympic Committee, during which it was suggested that the two countries should cooperate through sports federations. Another form of cooperation, namely a joint 10-week hybrid training program was also outlined.

HUSS Rector paid a visit to Cuba and won a chess game

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