SCIMUN was established in 2016 by Mark Shen (QSI senior) and advisor Kyle Mims, with the hopes of becoming an international platform for civil debate. Following the motto: “student-led, student-initiated, student-involved,” SCIMUN actively promotes student empowerment, and our three-day conference holds the wellbeing of all participants to the highest degree. We seek to provide a positive atmosphere for creative discussion, collaborative work, and powerful expression. Despite our short history, we guarantee professionalism and expertise. That is the tradition we uphold.
Through the Years.
Feel free to interact with the timeline to learn more about the history of SCIMUN.
The first establishment of SCIMUN 2016 championed Sustainability, holding an all-green conference with 120 attendees. Delegates came from China to Belize to congregate in the Shekou Nanhai Hilton in Shenzhen.
Rule of Law
SCIMUN 2017 followed the theme of Rule of Law, exploring the necessity of civil discourse in a post-truth society. The administration upheld all the values of the first conference, commended for its professionalism.
With the focus on International Security, SCIMUN 2018 sought to promote awareness of these very real global issues that threaten the peace. Over 150 students participated in fruitful debate.
Under the theme Global Development, SCIMUN 2019 committed itself to growth and to fighting apathy, hoping that each and every participant experienced some form of character development. Students from 11 schools convened at the Hilton one last time before SCIMUN moves to the Marriott.
Although SCIMUN 2020 was canceled due to the outbreak of COVID-19, following the theme of Redefining Authority, SCIMUN 2020 had planned to task 180 delegates to challenge themselves to define authority and address the themes of injustice and rebellion in their committees, critically thinking and developing their global mindedness.
Despite the challenges of Covid-19, SCIMUN 2021 was successfully hosted under the theme Suppressing Disorder. Delegates were able to directly experience the impacts of "global disorder", utilizing their capabilities to create solutions in a time of distress.
Due to sudden Covid-19 lockdown, SCIMUN 2022 was hosted virtually under the theme “A World For All”. Regardless of the platform, over 100 delegates engaged in debates to create a world for all.
Under Global Development, SCIMUN 2019 committed itself to growth and to fighting apathy, hoping that each and every participant experienced some form of character development. Students from 11 schools convened at the Hilton one last time before SCIMUN moves to the Marriott.
SCIMUN 2022 was finally held in-[person again with 120+ delegates from eight different schools across China, housing lively debates to both "restore" unsolved conflicts and fuel the drive to an innovative future for the global community.
Our Core Values.
SCIMUN is proud to be student-led, student-initiated, and student involved.
Delegates are pushed to work together to find solutions to the issues at hand.
SCIMUN encourages students to maintain an international worldview when tackling global issues.
We place utmost importance on creating a realistic and professional conference experience.
SCIMUN advocates for sustainable solutions, fostering environmental awareness.
SCIMUN embraces change, viewing development as potential for resolution.
2024 Theme: Confronting Humanity
This year, under our theme "Confronting Humanity", SCIMUN 2024 invites delegates to explore the intricacy of human nature in its relationship with the challenges our world faces today, in hopes of finding the right path towards peace, equality, and prosperity.
Caroline Zu is a senior at QSI International School of Shenzhen. She is from Hong Kong and has been studying at QSI for the past 13 years. She is well versed in the language of formal debate and has participated in various MUN events since middle school. She won multiple Best Delegate awards and chaired the Security Council at SCIMUN VII. She served as the Deputy Secretary General of SCIMUN VIII and is a member of various honor societies, including NHS, Mu Alpha Theta, Rho Kappa, and more. She is incredibly excited to return as the Secretary General of SCIMUN IX under the theme of "Confronting Humanity".
CHIEF OF PRESS
Artem Skorobogatov is a junior at QSI International School of Shenzhen. He is passionate about film and photography, has various leadership experiences, and is a diligent student. He has been involved with SCIMUN since his freshman year. Outside of SCIMUN, he is currently the Vice President of Dragon Media Network (QSI’S Morning Broadcast Studio), Vice President of Film Club, and a member of the National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, as well as National Art Honor Society. Artem Skorobogatov is excited to be able to return to the SIMUN Press Team as the Chief of Press. He will work hard to record and photograph the best moments of SCIMUN and do his best to create outstanding opening and closing ceremony videos. He is sure that SCIMUN 2024, will provide an unforgettable experience for all those who attend.
DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL
Jackie Nie is currently a senior at QSI International School of Shenzhen. Ever since he was 5, he has been attending an international school. Despite only having 2 years of MUN experience, Jackie strives to learn about every ounce of information on debate and global affairs. Although he loves the multi-faceted aspect of MUN, Jackie is extremely passionate in economics. He has taken both microeconomics and macroeconomics in his sophomore year. In his academic pursuit, he has also attended the National Economics Challenge to better his understanding in this field. As both the Deputy Secretary General and the club president of MUN, he aspires to educate everyone about the thrill of debating. Jackie hopes to see his love for MUN reciprocate from the delegates and chairs in our 2024 SCIMUN conference.
John Park is a Junior at QSI International School of Shenzhen. He is Korean and has been living in China for 16 Years. He studied in international school for 10 years. He speaks three languages fluently, and is well versed in communicating and organizing. He participated in several MUN conferences as delegate and runner. He is incredibly excited to work with delegates and chairs of SCIMUN 2024.
CHIEF OF STAFF
Sam, a senior in QSI International School of Shenzhen is the Chief of Staff for SCIMUN 2023. He attended six conferences (as delegate, chair and cabinet) before SCIMUN IX and is excited to continue the tradition of MUN as a cabinet member once again. He is from the United States where he spent most his life until he came to QSI International School of Shenzhen at the age of 12. Some of the traits Sam believes that delegates of MUN should consider is to accurately represent their countries and present unique points. Sam is excited to be a part of the cabinet member with the rest of SCIMUN 2024, an unforgettable experience for everyone.
CHIEF OF FINANCE
Vic Chen is a senior student at QSI International School of Shenzhen. He was born in Taiwan but has lived in Shenzhen ever since he can remember. He has participated in several MUN conferences before both as a chair and as a delegate and has particularly enjoyed them. This is his second year as the Chief of Finance of SCIMUN, and he looks forwards to an exciting and SCIMUN experience with all the other cabinets.
Navika Sukdeo is an IB Environmental Sciences and Biology instructor at the QSI International School of Shenzhen. This is her first year as the supervisor of SCIMUN, but she is enthusiastic to immerse herself in the world of Model United Nations and lend her support to all student participants of SCIMUN 2024. She is excited to see what experiences the event will bring this year, and she is positive that the conference will flourish.