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Habib University Model United Nations seeks to address key global issues by providing a platform for research and productive debate. The conference, by simulating the environment of United Nations and other international and regional bodies, allows the participants to role-play as world leaders contemplating on pressing global issues and collaborating to propose solutions. Covering different topics ranging from international economic and social progress to global peace and security, HUMUN is an excellent opportunity to explore the world of international relations and broaden one’s perspective on various critical issues and developments around the globe.

Guest speaker sessions would be an integral part of the conference where Pakistan’s popular social activists and diplomats, having represented Pakistan in international bodies, will provide the participants with their valuable inputs based on their experiences. Lastly, the post-conference social events would serve as a key socializing and networking platform for our chairs, delegates and organizers.


Soon into Habib University’s very first year, the co-founding batch felt the need, and responsibility as the first ever student body, to create a public speaking platform for a vibrant and versatile student life. With the aim to promote diplomacy and dialogue, the Habib University Public Speaking Club (HUPSC) came into existence and rapidly became one of the most active and popular student-run clubs on campus. The club focuses on training students and enabling them to engage in effective discourse, while also facilitating them to compete in the various debate championships held in and outside of the city.

Due to dedication to its aim, the HUPSC has come a long way since its inception. Members of the club have represented Habib University in renowned institutes, both nationally and internationally, and have won various accolades, including the ‘Most Promising Team Award’ from Ziauddin and were crowned the ‘Champion team’ at JSMUDC.

In addition to that, the HUPSC has also organized two successful editions of British-style debating championship under the name of Habib University Debating Championship (HUDC), making Habib University the only institute in Karachi to do so. Other events organized by the club include an annually held faculty-student debate competition and, following its commitment to provide the best academic quality in debating to the community, the Habib University Model United Nations (HUMUN). Following a hugely successful first edition (HUMUN’17), the second edition of HUMUN is to be held this year.


Habib University, the first liberal arts University of Pakistan, is well known for its trans-disciplinary curriculum, which encourages the students to engage in critical thinking and participate in open-minded discussions. The students are exposed to contrasting narratives of history, science, development, modernity, revolution, politics and religion that help in expanding the horizons of their thought and simulates critical self-reflection. The liberal arts education model of the university enables the students to think out of the box, indulge in investigation of the problems of the present times and devise appropriate context-specific solutions.

Lying at the heart of the institution is the philosophy of ‘Yohsin’, meaning ‘thoughtful self-cultivation’. Under this philosophy, the institution provides various opportunities of personal and intellectual growth, allowing individuals to maximize one’s potential and utilize it for the betterment of the community at large.