ZUST International Students Debate2017-12-04 17:03:00

On the 10th November 2017, ZUST International Students held and hosted a very captivating debate. Three reputable Universities in Zhejiang Province were present. These were Zhejiang University of Science and Technology (host University), Zhejiang Gongshang University and Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University.
The motion of the debate was “Government intervention is vital in building a positive society”. A unique debate format was used, the KARL POPPER format and sides where picked randomly before commencement of each round.
Three judges were set from the three higher learning Institutions. ZUST was represented by the Debate club Patron Prof. Thomas. Each team comprised of three speakers; First, Second and Final Speaker.
The three teams faced each other as they presented their persuasive arguments and profound logic. The first and second speakers from each team had a maximum of 6 minutes per speaker and a maximum of 3 minutes for cross examination while the final speaker had a maximum of 5 minutes to conclude the team’s debate points from each side.
With the given order of debate, ZAFU debated with ZGSU, then ZGSU debated with ZUST, finally ZUST debated with ZAFU.
The debate ended at a good note and judges announced the winners based on the evaluations set. ZUST emerged second and scored 103 points while ZAFU took the first position with 107 points. ZGSU took the third position with 94 points.

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