Welcome to Ibn Battuta

Good to see that you are going to study at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences! We, Ibn Battuta (the Faculty Association), will be present on the introduction day on Monday the 4th of September. We organize a fun afternoon program that day, with a social drink afterwards to celebrate the beginning of your study year. This day we will introduce you to our association, offer you the possibility to become a member and join us on the introduction weekend. The introduction weekend will take place the weekend after your first week on the 8th, 9th and 10th of September. This weekend is a great way to get to know the other  first-year students. You have the possibility to become a member of Ibn Battuta on the introduction day, but you can also register here. As a member you can benefit from discounts on your study books and participate in the various activities we organize like: trips abroad, parties, social drinks and excursions. On top of that you will receive the almanac, our yearbook. These activities are also a great way of getting to know the other students at the faculty. They will also provide accommodation for the 4th of September if you do not live in Groningen yet. If you want to stay the night, please let us know via an email to

We at the Faculty Association Ibn Battuta provide our students with social and course broadening activities. We have an approachable and informal character. Our main goal is to improve your experience studying in Groningen. We want to clarify that we are not a student association or a fraternity.

For questions email to or send a message to Mathijs (+31622014697).