News from the SECO / WTI Academic Cooperation Project
Universitas Pelitas Harapan, Indonesia, a partner in the SECO/WTI cooperation project, has won second place at the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) international level competitions in London. UPH became the first university in Southeast Asia to make it into the finals since the competition was held in 2008, the university said in a media release.
The UPH faculty of law team finished ahead of universities including Harvard and Ottawa.
Fifty-one university teams from around the world took place in the competition at King’s College, London, that ran from 29 October to 1 November.
The University of Athens won the final competition. National Law School of India University, Bangalore, came third and University of Buenos Aires fourth.
“The UPH team delivered an excellent appearance, having previously succeeded in outperforming University of Denver Sturm College of Law in the quarter-finals and National Law School of India University in the semi-finals,” said team coach Jessica Los Banos, quoted by the statement.
UPH also came third in the Highest Ranked Team competition – a combination of written and oral scores. UPH team member Nadya Mulya was one of ten advocates recognised for their extraordinary individual performance.
Maura Iliuteanu, a graduate of the MILE programme and research assistant at the WTI, helped coach the team prior to their departure for London.
Under the SECO project, WTI has given support to UPH to develop its Master in International Trade Policy and Law.