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Duquesne Students Win Awards at Model European Union

A group of Duquesne University students successfully competed at a Model European Union (EU) simulation held Feb. 15-16 at the University of Pittsburgh.

The team of 15 undergraduate students from Duquesne's Center for International Relations and the modern languages department participated as country delegates and observers, negotiating current EU policy issues with 26 other student teams.

The Duquesne students earned top awards for their representation of Finland and Bulgaria, as well as an honorable mention for their representation of Germany. Students were judged on their knowledge of the issues, their accurate representation of their country's interests and their negotiating skills.

The Model EU event is sponsored annually by the University of Pittsburgh's European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.