Putrajaya: The World Universities Peace Invitational Debate (“WUPID”) returns as Quest International University Perak (“QIUP”) revives the championship as title sponsor of QIUP WUPID 2017. First launched in 2007, WUPID is an exclusive debating championship that is exclusive to only the top 20 debating universities around the world. The championship is targeted at promoting discourse related to global peace and social justice. QIUP WUPID 2017 will take place at Ipoh, Perak from December 08 – 12, 2017.
“WUPID has a strong following among the global debating community and we are thrilled to sponsor the event and bring it to Perak this year. The vibrancy of thoughts and ideas that is celebrated and reflected in this event is the exact quality that QIUP embraces and promotes in its vision to become one of the region’s leading university.”
Attracting only the best debating talents in the world, and marked by high quality debate topics regarding to peace and social justice, the acceptance and recognition of WUPID has been phenomenal and individuals, groups and communities have embraced it with much enthusiasm over the years.
“The Ministry views activities like debating as rewarding and fundamental to the development of a wholesome student. These view are echoed with the introduction of the iCGPA, which is a performance measure that integrates activities like debating in a student’s overall assessment. I’m confident that participants are in for an exciting and memorable experience and very pleased that QIUP is playing a major role in reviving this championship,” said Dato’ Seri’ Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia.
QIUP WUPID 2017 has confirmed the participation of debate teams from the University of Sydney – current world champions, and University of Oxford – currently ranked 1st at the world championship. The two Malaysian universities that have qualified to take part at the championship are International Islamic University, Malaysia (“IIUM”) and Universiti Teknologi MARA (“UTMARA”).
Scenes from the QIUP WUPID 2017 Soft launch and Press Conference:
L to R: Nicholas Goh (Chief Operating Officer, Quest International University, Perak), Zaheer Merchant (Council Member, Quest International University, Perak), Dato’ Seri Hj. Idris Jusoh (Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia), Daniel Hasni Mustafa (Co-Founder, World Universities Peace Invitational Debate) and Dr. Chandran Somasundram (Chief Adjudicator, QIUP WUPID 2017).
L to R: Leeroy Ting (Debater, Universiti Malaya), Jasmine Ho Abdullah (Debater, Universiti Teknologi MARA), Nicholas Goh (Chief Operating Officer, Quest International University, Perak), Dato’ Kamel Mohamad (Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Higher Education), Zaheer Merchant (Council Member, Quest International University, Perak), Dato’ Seri Hj. Idris Jusoh (Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia), Daniel Hasni Mustafa (Co-Founder, World Universities Peace Invitational Debate) and Dr. Chandran Somasundram (Chief Adjudicator, QIUP WUPID 2017), Shahibzada Mubashir Noor (Debater, Quest International University, Perak) and Jessica Musulin (Debater, Australian National University).