2 March 2017

International recognition for interdisciplinary cooperation

Utrecht-based students showered with awards during Model United Nations

De UUMUN-delegatie van 2017.
The Utrecht University delegation at the Model United Nations of 2017.

Seventeen students of Utrecht University return with success from the Model United Nations. The team of Utrecht University Model United Nations (UUMUN) competed at Harvard (United States) against 3000 students from international top-quality universities from 69 countries. No less than nine students received individual awards.

The Model United Nations mimic the work of the United Nations. For four days, the students were challenged outside their own specialisations. They discussed about international questions such as espionage, climate engineering, terrorism and the danger of solar storms.

Fantastic speakers, professional lobbyists and extraordinary resolution writers

With nine awards and becoming one of the best international delegations, UUMUN (Dutch website) has proven itself as a delegation of fantastic speakers, professional lobbyists and extraordinary resolution writers.

THE AWARD WINNERS

The nine students of Utrecht University who won individual awards are:

  • Anne Giesbers - Honourable Mention in SST
    Humanities
  • Hugo Roosenschoon - Honourable Mention in SOCHUM
    Law, Economics and Governance
  • Willemijn van der Storm - Honourable Mention in SOCHUM
    Law, Economics and Governance
  • Mies Bos - Verbal Commendation in SPECPOL
    Law, Economics and Governance
  • Nienke de Bruijn - Verbal Commendation in SPECPOL
    Law, Economics and Governance
  • Frederick Brouwer - Verbal Commendation in LEGAL
    Law, Economics and Governance
  • Henriette Kasteel - Verbal Commendation in LEGAL
    Law, Economics and Governance
  • Alexander Hulsbergen - Verbal Commendation in HGA
    Medicine
  • Paul Schilder - Verbal Commendation in SSSD
    Humanities

Participation in the Model United Nations links up with a number of central points of the Strategic Plan of Utrecht University: broad education, interdisciplinary education and social involvement.​