We are a group
of interested students from International Relations, Management, Sociology and Marketing, mostly from the University of Coimbra, who believe that sharing ideas through debate is a way of both enriching ourselves and promote dialogue within our communities.
Together or separated, each of us has given proofs of our capacity of mobilising young people, engaging in social change within the University or local associations and helping our colleagues to better enjoy the time they spend in college. In fact, we have already organised multiple events for more than 5 thousand people.
Our umbrella association is NERIFE/AAC, which is part of one of the oldest Students Union in Portugal Associação Académica de Coimbra (AAC), a 130-year-old association with a major impact in contemporary Portuguese history. UCIMUN is one of the brightest/the most ambitious project we will organise this year, and we count on you to make it brighter.
During four immersive days, we want participants to experience the perks of international negotiations while representing, and acting as a diplomat from a nation of their choice. We will enable them to visit Coimbra’s UNESCO Heritage and let them feel involved in the academic spirit that only a 727-year-old University can provide. Besides all the learning, self-improvement and group-sharing, we want them to have fun because we believe that by enjoying yourself you will definitely be more open to accept new ideas and to fall in love not only with MUN spirit, but also with “the city of knowledge”.
It is in the nature of Coimbra, the home of the country’s first University and one of the oldest in the World, to be Portugal’s entrance gate to new challenges and ideas. So may it be once again with UCIMUN!
Conference - 35€ (includes only the committee sessions attendance + Opening/Closing Ceremony)
Conference + Meals - 50€ (includes 6 meals, coffee-breaks + the committee sessions attendance + Opening/Closing Ceremony)
Conference + Meals + Accomodation - 100€ (includes 6 meals, coffee-breaks + Hostel accomodation + the committee sessions attendance + Opening/Closing Ceremony
Gala Dinner - 20€ - A special dinner on a special venue to all the participants.
Security Council, World Bank, FAO, DISEC, Crisis Committee
The Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra is the oldest faculty of Portugal, and is thus one of the country’s most touristic destinations/sites, making it Coimbra’s landmark. On the top of a hill, its location is the former location of a Roman Villa, a 9th century Muslim Castle, a Royal Palace in the 12th century, and a University since the 18th century. Nowadays, many centuries later, it is a perfect junction between the old and the new: ancient buildings meet with modern equipment, offering a truly unique environment.
As a Southern European country, Portugal loves to welcome visitors and Coimbra is no exception. We promise you we will do our best to provide you with a good night of sleep and that right next to our Venue.
Under the name Conímbriga, later replaced by Aeminium, this lovely city played an important role during the Roman ages. In fact, it was an important trading route thanks to the Mondego River, connecting both the North and the South of what it’s now Portugal. In the 11th century, it was an important part of the Portucalense County and that is why, by the 12th century, the first King of Portugal, Dom Afonso Henriques, made it the capital of the kingdom. Thus, both him and Sancho I, its son, are buried here, at Santa Cruz. It was only centuries later that the capital was transferred to Lisbon.
During the 13th century, Dom Dinis created the first University of Portugal in Coimbra, and defined it as “the city of knowledge”, a status which has lasted/endured over times. Most of the great generations of Portuguese academics, politicians, scientists and philosophers have lived and studied in Coimbra and the city has always been a hub for innovation and revolutionary ideas.
In September, at UCIMUN, we will have just enough time to visit and discover the magnificence of Coimbra and its UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites: from Fado to Sofia, from the Républicas to the pure gold Joanine Library, this is a city you can’t miss.
Applications will be opening at the beginning of May 2017 through this link:
If you have any doubt or would like to talk to us for any reason please email: