Revision: The date for the launch has been moved to August 15, 2017 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Venue remains at Everly Hotel, Putrajaya. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

The organising committee of the QIUP World Universities Peace Invitational Debate is pleased to announce the official return / media launch of the World Universities Peace Invitational Debate (“WUPID”) by the Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia Dato’ Seri Haji Idris bin Jusoh.

The media launch will take place on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Everly Putrajaya from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. The events is opened to the public.

More than 120 university debaters from 20 top debating universities, from Malaysia, Philippines. India, United Kingdom, North America, Oceania and Europe will attend QIUP WUPID 2017, including the highest ranked team at the World championship, University of Oxford; and the University of Sydney, the reigning World champions.

The return of WUPID is anticipated as the commercial rights for the event are now returned to the co-founders upon it being leased to Yayasan Orator back in 2012. QIUP WUPID 2017 will be the seventh championship since it’s inception in 2007.

QIUP WUPID Organising Chairman, Daniel Hasni Mustafa said: “We wish to thank the Minister for agreeing to graciously officiate the media launch. Upon our return, we had discussions of relocating the tournament elsewhere. But we view Malaysia as an important market as it has proven to be a significant hub for development of competitive debating. It is also home to two top-ranked debating universities, a progressive institution dedicated to competitive debating excellence – Malaysian Institute for Debate and Public Speaking (MIDP) and home to all three co-founders. We recognise that discourse is a key driver for social and political growth, and as Malaysia continues to move towards a high-value, knowledge-based economy with a strong focus on nation building, discourse such as debating will play a crucial role to raise the overall efficiency, productivity and social balance of the nation.”

In conjunction with the official return and media launch of the QIUP WUPID 2017, the organisers will also showcase an exhibition debate that will feature a topic related to university rankings.

To find out more about the media launch, visit the Facebook event page here.

 

 

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