The 18th Edition of the Rector´s Trophy for Debate is held with 104 participants
As every October, the Debate Club organized the Rector's Trophy, the tournament which is the Dean of Debate Competitions in Spain. A total of 52 two-member teams competed, debating on the situation in Europe, as has occurred in previous editions. On this occasion, the question was "Is the European Union in danger of disintegrating?".
Of the 104 participants, Juan Pablo de la Cruz and Alejandro Fuentes (both of the 3rd Year in the Dual Degree in Business Analytics, and Law [“E-3 Analytics”]), defeated Lucas Fernández (2nd Year of Law and International Relations [“E-5”]) and Diego Narbona (2nd Year of Law [“E-1”]). All of the teams, and the finalists in particular, were praised by the Rector of Comillas, Julio L. Martínez, SJ, during his closing speech, as he congratulated them for their preciseness and capacity for synthesis. He also took the opportunity to welcome new students who are joining this activity "as an exercise in training as both professionals and human beings".