Welcome to Faculty Association Ibn Battuta!

The applications for the board of 2019-2020 are open! In order to apply for a board position, you need to hand in your CV and application letter in duplicate, which can be done at the board or in the mailbox of Ibn Battuta. Applying for a board position is possible until March 29 and all information about the applying procedure can be found here. Make sure your motivation letter (2x) and CV are handed in before March 29, 09:00 AM (that's in the morning). If you are in doubt or if you have any questions regarding a board year, you can always contact the current board or a former board member.

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Apply for the 59th board!

On April 11-12, the first ever In-Housetour will take place! This new event will take you on a trip to the Randstad, where you will have the chance to take a look at different companies, projects, etc. that might be interesting for your future career!

The first destination for Day 1 is KUIPER COMPAGNONS, an international company that focuses, among other things, on spatial- & urban planning, architecture, and environment.

Their mission is “to come up with concrete solutions to the challenges that our society is facing in terms of housing, working and living together, in order to contribute to the long-term enjoyment and happiness of people". In their beautiful office in the old Van Nelle factory in Rotterdam, we will hear all about their projects!

The second destination for Day 1 is GEMEENTE ROTTERDAM. As a city that faces new challenges every day, Rotterdam needs a modern government that can adapt to the city’s demands and needs. Gemeente Rotterdam strives to be just that. During the In-Housetour, you get the chance to see how they do so, with regards to the spatial planning of the city!

Sign up for the In-Housetour here!

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The Day 1 Destinations

We are very excited to present that this year’s W.J. van den Bremen lecture will be given by Floris Alkemade, the Chief Government Architect (Rijksbouwmeester) of the Netherlands! Floris Alkemade works as an advisor of the State on the architecture and urban surroundings of state-owned property. Last year, he and his colleagues (Board of Government Advisors) presented Panorama Nederland. With Panorama Nederland, the Board of Government Advisors advises the state on urgent themes of today and how they will be present in the Netherlands of tomorrow. Urgent themes are, for example, an ageing population and the need for renewable energy sources. Floris Alkemade will tell us all about Panorama Nederland on the15th of April, between 11:00 AM and 01:00 PM! A sign up form will be available soon!

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Floris Alkema - the Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands

Do you also have the problem of missing important e-mails from Ibn Battuta? This could be because these e-mails end up in your spam folder, which results in you missing essential information. But fear not: there now are instructions on how to disable your spam folder, only for Ibn Battuta. Check out the document here and never miss out again!


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Never miss important information again!

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 board@ibnbattuta.nl! 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!

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