#1 Universitas Indonesia C (Ahmad Naufal Dai & Irene Severina) and #8 Sekolah Tinggi Akuntansi Negara A (Teddy Triatmojo & Halim Nuswantoro) failed to become the first Indonesians to reach a grandfinal in the World Universities Debating Championships of any category. They were a step away from advancing into the EFL category grandfinal at the 2012 WUDC in Manila but #4EFL National University of Defence Technology A from China and #5EFL University of Zagreb A denied them making history. The other finalists are #3EFL University of Belgrade C and #2EFL Ewha University A from South Korea.
In ESL category, #1ESL University of Tel Aviv A, #3ESL University of Leiden A, #7ESL Berlin Debating Union and #9ESL International Islamic University of Malaysia B advanced to the grandfinals. Tel Aviv won last year's ESL crown. The EFL and ESL grandfinals will take place tomorrow before the main final