The University of Bucharest hosted DECOS – The Students’ International SUN Debate Competition, between the 7th and 11th of October 2019.
The event, organized in partnership with the Silkroad Universities Network, was aimed for students from the 79 universities belong to SUN network. Teams from South Korea, Iran, China, Russia and Romania teams debated for 3 days, current topics regarding international politics, global challenges, cooperation and diplomacy.
DECOS aims to develop students’ oratorical, rhetoric and public argumentation skills. Moreover, it aims to create a debate platform between the SUN network students, tackling topics such as multiculturalism, educational process innovation, creativity and common goals.
The three topics participants debated this year were the following: “This Parliament believes that migration threatens safety and well-being of people”, “This Parliament would significantly limit the ability of people to replace workers with technology” and “This Parliament believes that preserving the cultural heritage along the Silk Road is more important than the economic development of the region.”
The competition is yet one more event showing that the University of Bucharest actively delves into the life of the society by facilitating knowledge transfer to society, but also into current debates on certain global issues. The University of Bucharest also focuses on supplying students with favourable contexts facilitating exchange of ideas, arguments and transdisciplinary experiences.
The event’s official language was English and the competition’s format was World Schools.