Friday, January 3, 2014

WUDC 2014: ITB Boys Become First Indonesians to Reach a Worlds' Final

ITB A (Fauzan Maulana & Vicario Reinaldo)
#8EFL Institut Teknologi Bandung A (Fauzan Maulana & Vicario Reinaldo) defeated their opponents in the English-as-Foreign-Language semifinal of the 2014 World Universities Debating Championships to become the first ever Indonesians to reach a WUDC final. In the penultimate debate, the pair, who won the 2013 Asian English Olympics in Jakarta, will face #1EFL University of Warsaw A from Poland, Russian #3EFL New Economic School A and Germany's #6EFL Eberhard Karls University Tubingen A.

No Indonesian has broken into the main WUDC knockouts. Several Indonesian teams have progressed into the ESL and EFL elimination stages since these categories became available less than a decade ago. ITB A became the first among them to earn the honour to debate in front of more than 1,000 debaters and judges from around the world. 

The EFL final, which will take place at the 5-star Taj Coromandel Hotel in Chennai, will be streamed live via around 3 pm local time or 16.30 WIB. Results will only emerge around 10.30 pm or 00.00 WIB 


  1. A thousands WAUW, Bring it Home Dudes!

  2. Really, this is a great result, congrats!