In 2021 the Association is celebrating her 60th birthday! The Lustrum Committee will make sure that all the members will enjoy a lustrum celebration-period. Are you the one that will be organizing this great event? Apply for a spot in the Lustrum Committee!

Are you the new face of Ibn Battuta? The search for a new board has started! Application is possible up until the 26th of March, 5 PM. Hand in your application letter and CV at the board or in the mailbox of Ibn Battuta in the Mercator building.

Do you have any questions regarding doing a board year? There will be two walk-in moments with former board members organized with their view on doing a board year. 

Wednesday, 4th of March  (2 PM - 4 PM) Chairman, Vice-Chairman & Commissioner Internal Relations 
Thursday, 5th of March (2 PM - 4 PM) Secretary, Treasurer & Commissioner External Relations

Geo Promotion


On the 6th of March, the 23rd edition of the Geo Promotion Conference takes place. Multiple students, professionals, and academics will learn more about the theme “The Fair Share? Managing spatial differences”, by attending inspiring keynotes and interesting workshops. On this day, we focus on spatial inequalities in many different contexts and on many different scales. At the same time, you can get in touch with companies through the workshops and the Network Café at the end of the day. The Geo Promotion Conference 2020 takes place in MartiniPlaza! 

More information? Go to our website:

Have you started your studies at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences this year? Then Ibn Battuta can be of great support during your studies! Ibn Battuta is the Faculty Association of Spatial Sciences, which means that all students at the Faculty can become a member. If you are curious what Ibn Battuta is, what it does and what it can mean for you, check out this page! There, you can find out that Ibn Battuta offers a discount on the books needed at our Faculty and that it organizes a lot of fun activities which you can join and enjoy!

For more information on Ibn Battuta, you can check out the rest of the website! Of course, if you still have questions left, just contact the board! You can send an e-mail to! For other ways of contact click here.

Already enjoying this year? Be sure to make your time studying in Groningen a great time and join Ibn Battuta! You can become a member here and enjoy all the benefits that Ibn Battuta has to offer!

Are you living in Groningen and do you have a spare room in your house? Or are you looking for a room? On this page, you can find what you are looking for! The advertisements contain contact information of the owner. If you would like to advertize a spare room or place a request as well, make sure to contact us via

Buddy System 

Are you new in Groningen and do you want to have a person who helps you to get along in Groningen? Our Buddy System is there to help you with this. The one-to-one contact can help to guide you in practicalities and social matters that can be challenging as a new student in Groningen. For example, going out and getting to know the Dutch culture and habits or other social matters. Buddies can also help you with practicalities such as public transport. If you are interested and want to make use of this system or do you want more information about it, come by the Board Room or send us a mail.