Semarang (7/9/21) – Diponegoro University (Undip) Semarang, Central Java, again made achievements at the National level. This time, Diponegoro University Debate Team managed to win 3rd Joint National Place in National University Debating Championship (NUDC) and 3rd National Place in Indonesian Student Debate Competition (Kompetisi Debat Mahasiswa Indonesia / KDMI) 2021 organized by National Achievement Center of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology.

“Mutiara Noverita Arumdapta and Kevin Rendra Pratama have succeeded in bringing Undip to get the Gold medal in NUDC 2021,” said Dr. Agus Suherman, S.Pi., M.Si, Head of Undip Secretariat and Protocol.

He added that this achievement brought Undip to become the 3rd National Joint Champion, meanwhile in Open Category Championship, Undip managed to occupy the Co-2nd Runner Up.

“Undip congratulates the students on the achievements in NUDC and KDMI events. Hopefully it will be an inspiration for the fellow students,” added Agus.

Meanwhile, Mutiara Noverita Arumdapta expressed her happiness in winning the 2021 NUDC event.

“I feel that this competition is the biggest event for English debate competitions throughout Indonesia. It is a milestone that is expected by me and also many friends of debate community to take part in this competition,” said Mutiara at NUDC Awarding Night & KDMI National Level 2021 which is broadcasted through Youtube channel of Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, on Saturday (04/09).

She added that she felt that this debate competition was a very inclusive debate competition because it is participated by students from many universities in Indonesia. The competitions held are very interesting, so it became her biggest motivation to participate in NUDC activities.

In KDMI 2021, Undip managed to get a gold medal won by Hafizat Intan Amalia, and a silver medal won by Ryan Kam Vikri. With these medals, Undip Debate Team succeeded in becoming the National 3rd Winner in KDMI 2021. Hafizat Intan Amalia was also mentioned as Best Speaker in KDMI 2021.

NUDC and KDMI are annual events that bring positive impacts for students throughout Indonesia since they can show their best skills in critical thinking and communication both in English and in Indonesian. These events are also increasing self-confidence, developing networks between universities, and fostering a sense of unity and pride to diversity, nation and culture.

In his report, Head of National Achievement Center, Asep Sukmayadi revealed that the total participants who took part in this competition were 672 students from various universities throughout Indonesia.

NUDC and KDMI were officially opened by the Director General of Higher Education on August 24th 2021 and will last for 11 days until September 4th 2021. The competition, which has been running since 2008 was held to create Pancasila students who think critically, creatively, and globally.

Translated by: Titis (Public Relations)