MUN Bern

More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that is why we have the United Nations.

- Kofi Annan

What is MUN?

MUN stands for Model United Nations. It is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants in the United Nations, international relations and diplomacy. Participants take on the role of diplomats and represent various countries or NGOs during simulated sessions and committees of the United Nations.

What is MUN Bern?

MUN Bern is a politically neutral student society at the University of Bern. Since its foundation in 2008 MUN Bern has taken the key role of preparing students for UN Simulations through various workshops, guest speakers and lectures, enabling every delegate to succeed during UN Simulations.

Furthermore, MUN Bern gives students of all backgrounds the opportunity to participate in different MUN-conferences around the world where you will be able to network and meet students from all over the globe. We also serve as a platform for students, who are interested in international relations, negotiations and world politics.

Through the collaboration with JUNES (youth UN network Switzerland), members have the opportunity to participate in UN related events organized by JUNES or other Swiss universities.

Contact

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on email via munbern.board@gmail.com.

Board

Leonie Sollberger, Law

Leonie Sollberger, Law, Co-President

I am currently working towards my bachelor’s degree in Law. I started doing MUN as a part of my studies and at my first conference I frankly felt overwhelmed, but it was still exciting. Since then MUN has become an integral part of my university life and I was able to meet some of the best people there. Besides studying and working I can be found watching the latest tv shows, listening to music or planning my next travels.

Benedict Breitinger, Law

Benedict Breitinger, Law, Co-President

I am a 22-year-old Law student at the University of Bern currently enrolled in my fifth Semester. I only started MUN last year, and being pushed to go to a conference in London, I was finally convinced that MUN is what I love to do. This year, I was able to go to LiMUN (London) and TLVMUN (Tel Aviv) and have truly fallen in love with the art of diplomacy. In the 2018-2019 academic year, I am going to serve as MUNBern’s Co-President.

Elina Grünert, Medicine

Elina Grünert, Medicine, Communication and Website Manager

With MUN I am able to travel to all over the world and meet people with the same interests. When you hold a speech in front of a whole conference, you are catapulted out of your comfort zone. The feeling after you finished your speech can become an addiction. Besides studying I love travelling, discovering food from all around the world and obviously discussing with anyone about politics and the wonders of the world.

Adriana Hörler, Law

Adriana Hörler, Law, Event Manager

I’m 21 years old, from Appenzell and a third year law student. I like making and listening to music, also I play soccer for my local team. Foreign languages and cultures always have been and still are something I’m very interested in, which is why I’ve been travelling quite a bit.
Last year, I myself participated in the MUN-Seminar and apparently liked it that much that I ended up in this year’s MUN Board. International political problems are being discussed and solutions can be found which is what I find very exciting, interesting and instructive.

Marisa Hunkeler, Law

Marisa Hunkeler, Law, Event Manager

I’m in my fifth semester of my law studies at Uni Bern. In my free time I do a lot of sports, such as playing tennis. I love meeting up with people, getting to know new cultures and listening to everyone’s stories. At MUN we are able to connect with people from all over the world, we discuss controversial topics and try to find compromises between each other’s opinions.

Sophia Sollberger, Biology

Sophia Sollberger, Biology, Event Manager

I am currently doing my master’s degree in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Bern. I started MUN a few years back as a way to learn more about global issues and become acquainted with diplomacy and have since fallen in love with it. MUN gave me a chance to meet interesting people from all around the world and participate in conferences in Switzerland and abroad. In my leisure time I like to do what most students do, travel, meet friends and nap whenever I can.

Marie Thomet, Law

Marie Thomet, Law, Seminar Manager

I’m Marie and just finishing up my Bachelor of Law. I’ve already spent two years with MUN - also as a seminar participant last year - and absolutely enjoyed my time. Whether it’s the meeting every Thursday, the great and enthusiastic people I got to know, the conference in Rome I got to participate in or all the things I’ve learned about the UN: I can’t wait for another year!

Nicole Rettenmund, Law

Nicole Rettenmund, Law , Member Manager

Besides University I like to spend my time with my friends and family, I go to the gym or you can find me in the kitchen cooking, currently I’m passionate about Indian food.
I joined MUN Bern because it gives me the opportunity to improve my English skills and get a better understanding of world politics and international negotiations. Also it is a lot of fun, you get the chance to travel to conferences and meet great people from all around the world.

Lorenz Tobler, Law

Lorenz Tobler, Law, JUNES Delegate

My first MUN in a foreign country was the MainMUN in Frankfurt. This event gave me an idea of how to discuss complex international issues within a political frame with people from all over the world. Aside from university I like to go traveling, do sports and play card games.
MUN for me is a perfect mixture between studies, discussions and entertainment.