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.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on email via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sophia Sollberger, Biology, Co-President
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.
Julia Köberle, Law, Co-President
I`m currently a law student in my 5th semester. I joined MUN Bern as a seminar participant and immediately fell for the exciting chance to discuss international topics with amazing people. Last year I had the great opportunity to attend a MUN conference in Edinburg Scotland where I met people from around the world and was able to get a taste of diplomacy whilst debating topics from different perspectives. Next to school and MUN I also love to read, watch movies, travel and spend time with friends and family.
Jasmin Gerber, Law, Event Manager
I learned about MUN Bern rather late in my "university career" (towards the end of my master’s degree in law). But my experience proves, that it is never to late to join in on the fun! My first MUN conference experience was in Scotland, Edinburgh and I had an absolute blast. Not only is it academically challenging, but you get a perfect opportunity to meet people from all over the world with similar interests. When I'm not busy with school or work, I like hanging out with friends and family, taking my dog for long forest walks and play the piano.
Patricia von Weissenfluh, Law, Event Manager and Communication
I am 21 years old and a third year law student. In my leisure time I love to spend my time outside and I volunteer at a student exchange organisation. I started MUN in my first year at the University of Berne to get to know new people and learn more about the UN. MUN definitely did not disappoint, it further gave me international friendships from conferences abroad, and an insight into diplomacy, international negotiations and world politics. So I'm excited to start my third year, still being a part of MUN.
Lorenz Tobler, Law, Seminar Manager
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.
Annina Schmid, Law, Member Manager and Finances
I’m a 21-year old law student at the University of Bern, currently enrolled in my fifth semester. What I like is skiing, hiking, meeting friends and traveling. With MUN I am able to travel and meet new people at the conferences. I also have the possibility to learn more about diplomacy and to improve my negotiation skills, which I like a lot!
Linda Marti, Law, JUNES Delegate
My name is Linda and I am a 3rd year law student. After participating in the seminar and the international MUN conference in Scotland (ScotMUN), there was no other choice for me than becoming a part of MUN Bern. What I really like about MUN is the possibility to combine discussions about complex topics, international experience and leisure time all at once. I am looking forward to a year full of experience with great people.