|Universitas Brawijaya Malang|
Besides these 4 favourites, host Universitas Brawijaya A could also break high after only suffering from one loss so far. There are 44 teams competing in the 17th edition of JOVED, the first debating tournament in Indonesia that used an internationally accepted format. Strong Jakarta private schools Universitas Atma Jaya and Binus University, which have won this competition before, are not present. UI earned the JOVED title last year without dropping a single debate but the powerhouse is still looking for its first classic trophy in 2013.