Opening Ceremony of The International Debate Championship 2021

(VLU20/10/2021) - On October 15, 2021, the opening ceremony of The International Debate Championship 2021 (IDC) officially took place online, bringing together nearly 100 delegates and students worldwide. This is the first contest organized by the Institute of International Training - Van Lang University together with domestic and foreign organizations.

In recent years, Van Lang University has promoted international cooperation, organized many programs for students to have the opportunity to experience international exchanges. To help students improve their English ability and better their skills, the Institute of International Training - Van Lang University together with Edge Hill University (UK), the University of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and UOW KDU Malaysia University (Malaysia) organizes the International Debate Championship 2021 (IDC), taking place from October 4 to December 8, 2021, under the sponsorship of the University of Newcastle (Australia) and the British Council in Vietnam.

On October 15, 2021, the opening took place with the participation of Dr. Ngo Quang Trung – Vice President of Van Lang University, Director of the Institute of International Training; M.A Tran Nguyen Hai Ngan – Deputy Director of the Institute of International Training; Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Lan – Deputy Director of Center for International Student Support; Representative of Edge Hill University (UK); Representative of Universiti Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Representative of UOW Malaysia KDU (Malaysia); Representative of the sponsor - University of Newcastle (Australia) and British Council Vietnam.

vlu idc eDr. Ngo Quang Trung - Vice Rector of Van Lang University, Director of the Institute of International Training delivered the opening speech of the International Debate Championship 2021.

To begin with, Dr. Ngo Quang Trung – Vice President of Van Lang University, Director of the Institute of International Training said: “The International Debate Championship 2021 is held not only for students of Van Lang University but also for all students worldwide. This is an opportunity for students to improve their English skills, broaden their knowledge and take future opportunities. The contest wishes to bring an interesting experience for the participants. During the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, many existing problems in society such as fake news, cyberbullying, disparaging, etc., have affected the mental health of many young people. Therefore, the Organizing Committee decided to choose "How to free yourself from negativity" as the official theme of this year's contest.

vlu idc dThe organizers announced the time and form of competition for candidates participating in the opening ceremony of the contest.

It is organized for all Vietnamese national and international students who debate with global students from worldwide universities where English is not the first language. After 2 rounds of competition, the final round is expected to be held online on December 7, 2021. During the event, contestants can participate in online training sessions on debating, public speaking, video making, etc. with international experts.

The winner will receive great prizes, including: 2 Summer/Winter Scholarships - UOW Malaysia KDU University (Malaysia); Training course “Road To IELTS Last Minute Version” of British Council in Vietnam and Certificate. In addition, 1st and 2nd runner-up will get rewards including training courses and certificates. Besides, the Top 12 finalists will gain the training course "Personal Branding" from Van Lang University.

vlu idc aWith big prizes and opportunities for international exchanges, learning more useful skills, the International Debate Championship 2021 promises to bring many new and memorable experiences to students of Van Lang University in particular and students in general.


Introduction video of The International Debate Championship 2021
Read more: New playground for students - International Debate Championship 2021 (Tuoi Tre Newspaper)

 

Reporter: Nam Vuong


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