Indonesian Students Won The World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) 2014

For the first time in the history of the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC), Indonesian students were able to be the winners. They were Vicario Reinaldo and Fauzan Reza Maulana representing Bandung Institute of Technology (Bandung A Varsity). They became the World Champion 2014 in the category “English as a Foreign Language” (EFL).

The 34thWorld Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) 2014 was held in Rajalakshmi Institutions, Chennai, India on 26th December 2013 – 4th January 2014. The mega debating was hosted for around a week in the city which presented the participation of 1200 students hailing from almost 60 countries. The grand student event was followed by the students from world’s best universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, MIT, Stanford etc. to battle it out on stage with their debating skills.

In the EFL category, Vicario Reinaldo and Fauzan Reza Maulana (Bandung A) acted as opposition varsity/team. Under the motion: “This House believes that multinational companies should be liable for any human rights abuses that occur anywhere in their supply chain”, they succeeded to role as opposition varsity and won over Russian, Poland and German students.

Here are the winners of the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) 2014 and the varsities in semi final and final rounds: 

The World Champion 2014 in the category “English as a foreign language” is Bandung A (Vicario Reinaldo and Fauzan Reza Maulana).

The World Champion 2014 in the category “English as a second language” is Berlin A (Dessislava Kirova and Kai Dittmann).

The World Champion 2014 is Harvard A (Josh Zoffer and Ben Sprung-Keyser).

ESL Semi Final

Motion: This House believes that Pope Francis should publicly encourage Catholics to support radically redistributive government policies.

Break into ESL Final:

  • Babes-Bolyai A (Radu Cotarcea, Octavian Vasile Buta)
  • Lund A (Peer Klüßendorf, Emilia Carlqvist)
  • Belgrade B (Helena Ivanov, Stefan Siridzanski)
  • Berlin A (Dessislava Kirova, Kai Dittmann)

Open Semi Final

Motion: This House believes that women should reject practices that alter the appearance of their genitalia, such as waxing and labiaplasty.

Break into the Grand Final:

  • Harvard A (Josh Zoffer, Ben Sprung-Keyser)
  • Sydney B (Eleanor Jones, Chris Bisset)
  • Cambridge B (Kitty Parker Brooks, Benjamin John Frank Adams)
  • Glasgow A (John McKee, Duncan Crowe)

EFL Final

Motion: This House believes that multinational companies should be liable for any human rights abuses that occur anywhere in their supply chain.

  • Opening Government: Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Konrad Gütschow, Nikos Bosse)
  • Opening Opposition: Bandung A (Vicario Reinaldo, Fauzan Reza Maulana)
  • Closing Government: Warsaw Debate A (Konrad Kiljan, Karolina Partyga)
  • Closing Opposition: New Economic School A (Ilya Androsov, Mikhail Sonin)

Adjudication Panel: Harish Natarajan (chair), Rosie Unwin, Paul Karp, Shengwu Li, Prarthana Manohar, Madeline Schultz, Manos Moschopoulos

ESL Final

Motion:
This House would allow countries to pay other countries to settle asylum-seekers at their borders.

  • Opening Government: Belgrade B (Helena Ivanov, Stefan Siridzanski)
  • Opening Opposition: Babes-Bolyai A (Radu Cotarcea, Octavian Vasile Buta)
  • Closing Government: Berlin A (Dessislava Kirova, Kai Dittmann)
  • Closing Opposition: Lund A (Peer Klüßendorf, Emilia Carlqvist)

Adjudication Panel: Michael Shapira (chair), Fiona Prowse, Sam Block, Sella Nevo, Tasneem Elias, Fred Cowell, Paul Smith

Grand Final

Motion:
This House believes that India should adopt aggressive free market policies.

  • Opening Government: Harvard A, (Josh Zoffer, Ben Sprung-Keyser)
  • Opening Opposition: Glasgow A (John McKee, Duncan Crowe)
  • Closing Government: Cambridge B (Kitty Parker Brooks, Benjamin John Frank Adams)
  • Closing Opposition: Sydney B (Eleanor Jones, Chris Bisset)

Adjudication Panel: Michael Baer (chair), Ely Zosa, Steve Whittington, Leela Koenig, Tim Blair, Jonathan L. Maynard, Ben Kornfeld.

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2 responses to “Indonesian Students Won The World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) 2014

  1. Great, really a great success for the Indonesian students. All the best and see you next year!

    • Yes, it’s the first time in the WUDC, Indonesian students won it. A remarkable achievement! May this motivate Indonesian students to improve their ability in English debates.
      Thank you for dropping by and leaving the comment, Mike. Proud of your visit!

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