Serbian students Milos Marjanovic from the Faculty of Law, and Teodora Resetar from the Faculty of Philology, have won the first place in the English as a Foreign Language category at the recent World University Debating Championship in The Netherlands.
In the finals, they debated against students from Germany, China and Indonesia on the topic – “This house believes that the European left should promote the radical left political agenda, including the nationalization of big industrial facilities, exceptionally high wealth tax and expansion of welfare state”.
Over 800 students from 95 countries took part in the competition, with six of them coming from Serbia. Three of the Serbian contestants made it to the quarter finals in the English as a Second Language category. They are Jelisaveta Stanisic and Jovan Petronijevic (from the Faculty of Business Economics and Entrepreneurship), Djordje Jovicevic (from the Faculty of Political Sciences), Ilija Ivanisevic (from the Faculty of Physics), and Janko Djordjevic and Ognjen Miladinovic (from the Faculty of Law).
Ognjen Miladinovic was also declared the best orator in the English as a Foreign Language category. Additionally, Ognjen broke the world record for the number of won points in the same category.
Young Serbian debaters have been having a lot of success at the world and European debating competitions in the last few years. They have also won in several categories at the recent European University Debating Championship.
Photo: Courtesy of Radio and Television of Serbia (RTS)
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