Sampoerna University Debate Championship 2017

Critical thinking is an applied skill that needs to be developed by you as a student to gain success as a future leader. It will enable you to learn and practice problem solving by asking questions, expressing ideas, and sharing perspectives. In order to  enhance your skills, The Institute of Languages and Communication of Sampoerna University proudly presents the Sampoerna University Debate Championship 2017.

This event will be held on:

When: 17-19 February 2017
Where: Sampoerna University, L’Avenue Office Tower, North Tower 5th – 7th Floor, Jl. Raya Pasar Minggu Kav.16, Jakarta Selatan 12780
Registration is open until: 14 February 2017
Registration fee: Rp375,000*/team (2 debaters)
*Includes: debate training & seminar, certificate, and meals.


Since we have reached the maximum registered debate teams, please do contact our registration division to confirm available slot by:

We cannot guarantee payment refund for registration payment done without prior confirmation/registration to the committee.

  • The Sampoerna University Debate Championship 2017 is open for middle and high school students in Indonesia
  • Each school may send two teams
  • Additional team will be put in a waiting list
  • The debate will be conducted in British Parliamentary Style debate

To ensure fruitful debating experience, Institute of Languages and Communication works with both nationally and internationally recognized debaters and adjudicators, some of them are:

Chief Adjudicator

Roderick Jonathan Martua (UI)

  • Coach of Team Indonesia for 2016 & 2017 WSDC
  • Coach of EDS UI
  • Breaking Judge at Asian British Parliamentary 2016
  • Grand Finalist of World Universities Debating Championship 2015 – ESL Category.
Deputy Chief Adjudicator 

Alif Satria (UGM)

  • Chief Adjudicator of National Schools Debating Championship (NSDC) 2016
  • Deputy Chief Adjudicator NSDC 2013
  • Team member of WSDC 2012, Cape Town, South Africa

Below are the schools that have confirmed their participation in the 2017 SUDC:

  1. Sampoerna Academy Jakarta
  2. SMAN 3 Denpasar
  3. SMAN 2 Tangerang Selatan
  4. Sekolah Pelita Harapan Lippo Village
  5. SMA Bunda Hati Kudus Kota Wisata
  6. Binus School Simprug
  7. SMA Al-Izhar Pondok Labu
  8. Global Islamic School 2 Serpong
  9. SMA Darma Yudha Pekanbaru
  10. SMAN 4 Denpasar
  11. SMAN 1 Denpasar
  12. SMAN 70 Bulungan Jakarta
  13. Ichthus School West
  14. Singapore School, PIK