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Chennai or Chula? Preparing the German vote for WUDC 2014

From the 4th to the 7th of June, the Worlds Debating Council will cast a vote. The council is the place where representatives of every debating nation decide on important common issues. This time, council will decide about the most important issue in the debating world: Who will host the World University Debating Championships (WUDC) from December 27th 2013 to Jan 4th 2014 and be the successor of Berlin Worlds 2013? Two universities are bidding for that honour: The Rajalakshmi Engineering College (REC) of Chennai (India) and the Chulalangkorn University of Bangkok (Thailand). But this time, something is different. For the ...
Jun 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on Chennai or Chula? Preparing the German vote for WUDC 2014

BPS-Regelwerk aktualisiert für die Meisterschaft im Deutschsprachigen Debattieren (MDD)

BPS-Regelwerk aktualisiert für die Meisterschaft im Deutschsprachigen Debattieren (MDD) 
May 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | mit 8 Kommentaren

Wie Wien fast Süddeutscher Meister wurde – Jakob Reiter über die SDM in Ingolstadt

Wie Wien fast Süddeutscher Meister wurde - Jakob Reiter über die SDM in Ingolstadt 
Apr 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on Wie Wien fast Süddeutscher Meister wurde – Jakob Reiter über die SDM in Ingolstadt

Heidelberg, Berlin and Mainz are Regional Champions 2012

We proudly present the winners of this year’s German regionals: Heidelberg won the Southern German regional. Berlin won the Northern German regional. Mainz won the Middle German regional. Congrats to everyone! In the South, Wiebke Nadler und Till Kroeger from Debating Club Heidelberg defeated Teams from Munich an Vienna. Jakob Reiter (Debattierklub Wien) was awarded most popular speaker of the final; Sven Hirschfeld (Heidelberg) and Konrad Gütschow (Tübingen) topped the tab. In the North, Georg Sommerfeld and Johannes Häger from BDU Berlin defeated Teams from Potsdam and other Teams from Berlin. Jonas Werner was awarded best speaker of the final. In the Middle, Andrea Gau and Daniil ...
Apr 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Themen, Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on Heidelberg, Berlin and Mainz are Regional Champions 2012

Regionalmeisterschaften 2012: Der Break ins Finale

 
Apr 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Themen, Turniere, VDCH | Mit einem Kommentar

Der Break auf der Süddeutschen Meisterschaft in Ingolstadt

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Apr 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on Der Break auf der Süddeutschen Meisterschaft in Ingolstadt

Drei Regionalmeister im VDCH-Land gesucht!

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Apr 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | Mit einem Kommentar

Prof. Wulf on law debates

Prof. Wulf on law debates"Ein guter Jurist muss deutsch sprechen, nicht juristendeutsch!" - Roughly speaking, good legal practitioners need to know a language everybody understands. This is a claim by Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Wulf who works at the ministery of law in the German state of Baden Wurttemberg, he also is an honorary professor at the University of Tubingen. Some years ago, he established soft skill courses dealing with law debates, something which is neglected in German jurisprudence curricula. Philipp Stiel, editor of the VDCH newsletter for a culture of debate in Germany, talked to Prof. Wulf. Currently the interview is not available in ...
Apr 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Presseschau, VDCH | mit 2 Kommentaren

FDL: The fifth round

Das strahlende Top-Team nach den sechs Vorrunden: Almut Graebsch und XYZ aus München; Foto: DC FreiburgSorry, this article is not available in English. Please read the German version. Thank you.
Apr 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | Mit einem Kommentar

Registration for ZEIT DEBATTE in Münster

You may now register for ZEIT DEBATTE Münster. The tournament is to be held in German, so please read the German version of this article to learn more about how to register.
Mar 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on Registration for ZEIT DEBATTE in Münster

Kneipenrally und grüne Party – ein Rückblick von Tobias Kube auf die ZEIT DEBATTE in Magdeburg

 
Mar 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Themen, Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on Kneipenrally und grüne Party – ein Rückblick von Tobias Kube auf die ZEIT DEBATTE in Magdeburg

Mainz wins ZEIT DEBATTE in Magdeburg

Debattierclub  Mainz won ZEIT DEBATTE Magdeburg. To know more please read the German version.
Mar 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Themen, Turniere, VDCH | mit 2 Kommentaren

ZEIT DEBATTE Magdeburg: Break to semis

Break at ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe 2011 - here it is! ...
Mar 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | mit 8 Kommentaren

Der VDCH in neuen Kleidern / Neues Design der Achten Minute

Der VDCH in neuen Kleidern / Neues Design der Achten Minute
Mar 14th, 2012 | By | Category: VDCH | mit 7 Kommentaren

Merry Christmas!

Dear readers of Achte Minute, dear friends, we wish you merry holidays and a happy new year! On top of that, we would like to thank you for being such devoted readers. We hope that after the holidays we will be the sams up-to-date and reliable reporters that you are used to when it comes to debating-related issues on the German speaking debating circuit and beyond. Achte Minute is a honorary project which is supported by the commitment of many. We thank you all for your commitment that makes Achte Minute what it is. We are always happy about recent information and ...
Dec 24th, 2011 | By | Category: DDG, VDCH | Mit einem Kommentar

First VDCH judge workshop 2011/2012 in Mainz

The Association of Debating Societies at Universities (VDCH) has announced the details on the first adjudication workshop in the current season 2011/2012. From February 4 to 5, judges with basic experience can deepen their analytical and feedback skill in the Rhineland-Palatinate capital Mainz. Trainers will be Andrea Gau (Mainz), Torsten Rössing (Halle), Pauline Leopold (Tübingen) and Lukas Haffert (Cologne). Both BPS and Open Parliamentary Debate (OPD)will be covered. Reg fee is 15 Euros and registration is opened until January 15. To registrate, please contact VDCH vice-president Simeon Reusch via simeon.reusch@vdch.de. The number of spots is limited to 25. xzy / tr ...
Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Termine, VDCH | Comments Off on First VDCH judge workshop 2011/2012 in Mainz

ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe 2011: Tab and motions

Here are tab and motions of ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe 2011. ...
Nov 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | mit 2 Kommentaren

Berlin wins ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe

Great start into the ZEIT DEBATTEN season 2011/2012 for Berlin Debating Union. Their speakers Georg Sommerfeld, Patrick Ehmann and Johannes Häger won the ZEIT DEBATTE's final against Marco Niedermaier, Lukas Windhager and Almut Graebsch who were competing for Debattierclub München. Georg Sommerfeld was the best speaker of the final. The motion was: Do we need the United Staates of Europe? The final was completed by the free speakers Willy Witthaut (Mainz), Sven Hirschfeld (Heidelberg) and Irene Adamski (Halle). The finals' adjudicators: Pauline Leopold (Tübingen), Yin Cai (Heidelberg), Christoph Krakowiak (SK Berlin), Mario Dießner (SK Berlin), Leonid Vogel (Karlsruhe) and ...
Nov 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | mit 2 Kommentaren

ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe: Break to the final

Berlin and Munich are competing in ZEIT DEBATTE final. The proposition ist from Debattierclub Munich, opposition from Berlin Debating Union. Free speakers (a characteristic of the format OPD) are Sven Hirschfeld (Heidelberg), Irene Adamski (Halle) and Willy Witthaut (Mainz).
Nov 27th, 2011 | By | Category: VDCH | Comments Off on ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe: Break to the final

ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe: Break to semis

Break at ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe 2011 - here it is! ...
Nov 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | mit 2 Kommentaren

Die 11. ZEIT-DEBATTEN-Serie beginnt

The new ZEIT DEBATTEN series begins! This weekend, speakers and judges from all over VDCH-land flock at Karlsruhe. Language of the tournament, as in the whole series, is German, the ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe will be held in Offene Parlamentarische Debatte (open parliamentary debate, OPD). Chief adjudicators are Yin Cai (former president of Debating Club Heidelberg), Christoph Krakowiak (former president of Streitkultur Tübingen and current president of Streitkultur Berlin) and Mario Dießner of Streitkultur Berlin. The ZEIT DEBATTEN series is convened by VDCH in cooperation with the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT and Deutsche Telekom, supported through VDCH’s media partner ZDF, a German public ...
Nov 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on Die 11. ZEIT-DEBATTEN-Serie beginnt

ZEIT DEBATTE Hamburg 2012

The second ZEIT DEBATTE is on. Read more about the tournament in Hamburg in the German version.
Nov 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on ZEIT DEBATTE Hamburg 2012

Gutenberg-Cup 2011: Break to semis

Semi-finalists in Mainz: Heidelberg (607 points) Victoria Reuter, Robin Azinovic and Johannes Sonnenholzner Freiburg (599 points) Zsolt Szilagyi, Johannes Samlenski and Julian von Lautz Frankfurt (571 points) Robert Epple, Andreas Dreher and Paul Utler Mainz (564 points) Jan Papsch, Thore Wojke and Betty Braun To get more information please read the German version!
Nov 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on Gutenberg-Cup 2011: Break to semis

Whipped cream and knowledge management – Part Two of the Presidents’ Day in Hamburg

Where are ZEIT DEBATTEN going? How is hosting tournaments attractive? How can knowledge be transferred from society to society? How do whipped cream and a baking cakes competition fit into all of this? Please read the German version of Philipp Stiel's sum-up of the VDCH Presidents' Day in Hamburg.
Oct 8th, 2011 | By | Category: VDCH | Comments Off on Whipped cream and knowledge management – Part Two of the Presidents’ Day in Hamburg

Presidents’ day in Hamburg at the ZEIT publishing house

This weekend, many presidents of the local debating societies from under the umbrella of VDCH (the Association of Debating Societies at Universities, or Verband der Debattierclubs an Hochschulen) have assembled at the publishing house of DIE ZEIT in Hamburg. The main sponsor of the tournament series ZEIT DEBATTEN gives insight into the work of the editorial team of one of the largest weekly newspapers in Germany. The debaters have been talking to the editor-at-large, the chief editors of theprint as well as the online issue and many others. For more details, please read the German version of this article by ...
Oct 8th, 2011 | By | Category: VDCH | Comments Off on Presidents’ day in Hamburg at the ZEIT publishing house

Application to ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe 2011 open

The 11th ZEIT DEBATTEN series is about to begin! The convenor in Karlsruhe has open its application for the first ZEIT DEBATTE this season. Language of the tournament, as in the whole series, is German, the ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe will be held in OPD. Chief adjudicators are Yin Cai (Heidelberg), Christoph Krakowiak and Mario Dießner (Berlin). ...
Oct 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on Application to ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe 2011 open

New Executive Board of VDCH Association of Debating Societies at Universities

Gruppenbild des Vorstandes 2011/2012: Philipp Stiel, Benedikt Nufer, Tom-Michael Hesse und Simeon Reusch (v.l.) freuen sich auf die vor ihnen liegenden zwölf Monate This article is not available in English. Please read the german version.
Oct 1st, 2011 | By | Category: VDCH | mit 2 Kommentaren

DIE ZEIT supports debate activities

Are planning freshers' nights? Then don't forget to ask for subsidies from DIE ZEIT! Read more on the details in the German version of this post. The ZEIT DEBATTEN series is convened by VDCH in cooperation with the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT and Deutsche Telekom, supported through VDCH’s media partner ZDF, a German public broadcaster. It has been a decade now since the first ZEIT DEBATTEN series kicked off with at least five annual tournaments, among them the German debating championship. The series is nested under the honorary patronage of the ...
Sep 19th, 2011 | By | Category: VDCH | mit 2 Kommentaren

VDCH meets VRdS

VDCH meets VRdSRepresentatives of VDCH went to the Berlin conference of VRdS. What's with all the Vs? Well, the first stands for the Association of Debating Societies at Universities (or Verband der Debattierclubs an Hochschulen, VDCH), the latter for the Association of Speechwriters in German Language (or Verband der Redenschreiber deutscher Sprache, VRdS). ...
Sep 15th, 2011 | By | Category: VDCH | Mit einem Kommentar

VDCH experts in Tagesspiegel

VDCH experts Benedikt Nufer and Sarah Kempf analysed the debate between candidates for the Berlin senate, Klaus Wowereit and Frank Henkel. Their analysis was published in the Germa newspaper DER TAGESSPIEGEL. Please read the German version for more details.
Sep 15th, 2011 | By | Category: VDCH | mit 4 Kommentaren

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