Ibn Battuta maintains relationships with many different associations, including other faculty and study associations from Groningen, and sister associations from other cities.
Through the FVOG (a consultative body for all faculty and study associations in Groningen), Ibn Battuta discusses common goals and interests with other faculty and study associations. The FVOG currently represents almost 30.000 students, all members of the different faculty and study associations.
The associations that deserve some extra attention here are our sister associations. These are the associations that, to make a long story short, basically do the same as Ibn Battuta, but at a different university. Together with our sister associations, we organize the yearly National Geographers and Planners Symposium (NGPS).
V.U.G.S. is the association for geography students in Utrecht and was founded on the 13th of October 1922, which makes it the oldest association for geography students.
Since 2001, Mundus is the study association for geography and planning students of the Radboud University Nijmegen.
Genius Loci was established in 1990 as the study association for Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning in Wageningen.
This study association from Amsterdam was established for human geography and planning students in 2009, and was the result of a fusion of A.S.V.S. and Het Groene Hart.