Universitas Gadjah Mada (Amir Abdul Aziz & Nabila Aghniarizqa) proved to be the king of Yogyakarta debating again after winning the Region VII selection of the 2013 National Universities Debating Championships for the third time in a row. In the final, they outclassed cross-town opponents Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan and Universitas Sanata Dharma.
The division of the regions follows the Kopertis system,
which is the way private Indonesian universities are regionally
monitored. Each of the 12 regions can send the best 8 teams to the
nationals, which will have 96 squads -- 192 debaters and 96 N1
adjudicators. All schools that reach the regional semifinals are
eligible to advance to the main championship next month. Besides the 4 schools above, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing LIA and Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta will also go to the nationals representing the small but university-packed region.