Model United Nations

The Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations, aimed at raising awareness of global problems, current events and international politics among participants. Students take on the role of delegates, representing countries in various councils and the General Assembly.

The School of International Studies annually hosts one of the biggest MUNs, the Asian International Model United Nations (AIMUN), with more than 450 participants from all over China, Asia and the Western countries. The four-day event is the biggest in mainland China, and the only international MUN worldwide, every year focussing on different hot topics. For instance, the topics in 2012 were gender equality, energy utilization, the financial crisis, Libya, and domestic violence.

ECLC students have been taking part in AIMUN for a number of years, many of them with outstanding success, being awarded as "Outstanding Delegates", "Best Delegation", or for the "Best Position Paper". AIMUN has always been welcomed by our students, as it offers a great opportunity to get into contact with like-minded students, engage in interesting discussions, and further one's skills in preparing and holding speeches for a large audience.

Luisa Brown, who participated in the 2016 AIMUN has collected her throughts and impressions here.

Some of our students have also participated in other MUNs, like the 2012 MUN at Wuhan University and the 2013 MUN at Tianjin Foreign Studies University, likewise with great success. A report on the 2012 MUN in Wuhan can be found here.