About Us


The Cambridge University International Model United Nations (CUIMUN) was founded by a group of Cantabrigians eager to develop and share the knowledge and abilities associated with the fine art of diplomacy. The First Session was held in 1994, and the Conference was expanded significantly following Cambridge’s hugely successful hosting of the 1998 edition of Harvard WorldMUN, the Olympics of Model United Nations. Now in its twenty-fourth year, CUIMUN is one of the most established, historic and prestigious Conferences on the European, and indeed global, MUN circuit. The Secretariat for the Twenty-Fourth Session looks forward to raising the bar even higher in November 2018.

The University

Thanks in large part to its world-leading educational and research institution that is the University of Cambridge, the city of Cambridge is instantly recognisable to would-be visitors all across the globe. Founded as a settlement in the First Century, the modern-day university town is home to over 120,000 people on the banks of the River Cam. The University itself was founded in 1209 and counts historical giants including Newton, Darwin, Kelvin, Babbage, Bacon, and Byron, among its alumni, with more recent additions including Keynes, Hawking, and Crick and Watson. Consistently ranked in the top three universities globally, Cantabrigians have won 90 Nobel prizes and 8 Fields Medals, and the university has educated 9 monarchs, 15 British Prime Ministers, 23 foreign Heads of Government, and John Harvard, founder of a university in USA which bears his name.