One year until EUG Debrecen-Miskolc 2024


The countdown has begun - today we are marking 1 year until the start of the next edition of the European Universities Games 2024, in Debrecen-Miskolc, Hungary!

Save the date, because next year on this day the 7th edition of the European Universities Games will begin! Hungary will host the Games in 2024 between the 12th and 24th of July, in Debrecen and Miskolc, two historical University cities on the eastern side of the country. We expect over 5000 participants from 40 countries, representing over 450 European universities to attend the event. 

As a preview and preparatory organizing, Miskolc and Debrecen are hosting three European Universities Championships this year; in Badminton, Water Polo and 3x3 Basketball. The championships that are starting on the 13th and 15th of July, serve as an official test event for the 2024 European Universities Games (EUG), as announced during the press conference held on July 6th in the glass lobby of the University of Miskolc.

Miskolc will host the European Universities Badminton Championship and the European Universities Water Polo Championship from July 13th to 19th, 2023. Two hundred athletes from eleven countries representing 22 European higher education institutions will participate in this international sports event. The championships are organized by the University of Miskolc and the Miskolc University Athletic and Football Club in cooperation with the Hungarian University and College Sports Federation, the Hungarian Badminton Federation, the Hungarian Water Polo Federation, and the Municipality of Miskolc

Prof. Dr. Zita Horváth, the Rector of the University of Miskolc, confirmed that not only has the university made progress in international scientific rankings in the past two years, but renovation works improving the quality of teaching and student services have also been carried out. The construction of the Scientific Data Analytics Methodology Center and Open Research Data Source Archive, with a budget of tens of billions, is nearing completion. This project creates a unique collaboration between a higher education institution and a public collection, the Hungarian National Archives, on a national scale. Regarding funding related to university sports, she mentioned that the financing agreement between the university and the government includes support for sports activities.

"The 2023 European Universities Championships and the 2024 European Universities Games reinforce and emphasize that Hungary actively participates in the European Union," emphasized Péter Juhász, Secretary-General of the Hungarian University and College Sports Federation. He also mentioned that next year, for the largest student sports event in Europe, which will further highlight the University of Miskolc on the regional map, they expect over 5.000 participants from 40 countries and 450 universities.

To conclude the press conference, Zoltán Rakaczki, President of the Miskolc University Athletic and Football Club, shared technical details about the event.

After the sucessfull edition of the European Universities Games in Lodz 2022, and the highly anticipated season of the European Universities Championships 2023, the the EUSA flagship event - European Universities Games are returning in 2024 to the Hungarian cities Debrecen and Miskolc! The event will represent Europe’s largest academic sport event, accompanied by great social, educational and cultural activities. EUG 2024 will bring you a lot more than games!

For more information on the European Universities Games 2024, please see