Deporte. Juegos Mella en la Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas UCI


Sport is one of the areas that, thanks to the extension work at the University of Informatics Sciences (known as UCI), allows us to promote practical actions to consolidate the integral education of our students.

The UCI community (students, professors, and workers) is committed to a healthy life and in correspondence with the professional activity from physical exercise. For this it is available a sports infrastructure that includes: gym, where the bodybuilding is practiced; A health area to improve the quality of life of the university community; A  chair   of combat sports, promoter of practice of Judo and Wrestling; As well as other facilities for Taek Won Do, Karate, Kenpo, among other martial arts.

We also have Futsal, Handball, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball and an Athletics track with soccer field inside. In other areas of the residential area we have multiple areas for sports, the Physical Education class and the healthy recreation of our student city.

Prominent and recognized is the work developed by the Honorary Chess Chair "Roberto Fernández", founded for the learning and training of this sport in the UCI and currently has ten years of intense work, winning important prizes nationally and internationally: 1er. Individual place in the National Tournament UCI in the editions of 2007, 2008 and 2009; Champions for teams of the Tournament: Tras las Huellas del Che, in 2010 and second place once again in this the same competition in  2012 and 2013.

In the Universities tournament or National  Chess Championship among  Universities have also been reached, important results. In the same way, the 1 st. place for teams and best substitute during the International Chess University Tournament (AJEDUNI) in 2008; 2nd place by teams in 2005 (best first board) and third place by teams in 2007 and 2009 among other relevant prizes.

The UCI has its own circuit of national tournaments: UCI (October), Remberto Fernandez (April) and Ernesto Guevara (June); Has been permanent headquarters of the National chess Championships of Universities  in the last three editions and headquarters of the training bases of the national teams and the support group for the world-wide olympics.

Important moment for the history of this university was the simultaneous of 4000 boards, with the presence of Grand Master Anatoly Karpov, former world champion of chess.

The UCI is integrated into the national university sport system, has participated in the VII, VIII, IX, X and XI edition of the National Universities, obtaining outstanding results. It managed to include an athlete in the Futsal team that represented our country in the Centroamericano Universitario. The UCI marathon team participates in the international event in Costa Rica.

It has been the collaboration of the UCI in the conformation and development of computer products for chess, judo, soccer, massage, baseball and boxing.

One of the most anticipated moments for the student community are the Mella Games, which are already in its eleventh edition, in it,  each of the faculties, with dynamism and discipline, defends the colors that represent it during 10 days of sports party.

Significant is also the participation of the UCI in national sporting events such as Marhabana, Maracuba, La Carrera Terry Fox, Olympic Day, Andarín Carvajal, Marathon 10 de Octubre among other marathons of importance and significance.

The University of Informatics  Sciences has had the honor of receiving prestigious glories of Cuban sport such as: Félix Savón, Javier Sotomayor, Ana Fidelia Quirot, Legna Verdecia, Sibelis Veranes among others. We have also been proud to have training in our facilities the team that participated in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Baseball Classic and the country's top chess players in their training  for the Chess Olympiads.