General Information

With well over 300 members and its affiliation with the United Nations, the studentassociation SIB is the largest international oriented student association in Groningen!

The SIB is open for all students and offers an unique combination of
on the one hand informal and social activities and on the other hand intellectual activities.
This can be found in the weekly lectures we organize, combined with several conferences , trips and visits to important institutions.

At the SIB you can visit our weekly activities such as lectures and workshops, have a drink with other members, join us on trips to the rest of Europe or beyond, enjoy our parties and broaden your student life with joining committees and so called “Disputen”.

For the last 66 years the SIB has offered numerous possibilities to develop yourself as a student in Groningen, make friends and give you that few extra things in your student life. Do you want to whitness the perfect combination of social and intellectual aspects? Or do you want to develop yourself by joining one or more committees or project-groups? Than the SIB is the place to be!

You can find us every monday evening at the Hardewikerstraat 7, where all our activities take place, if not told otherwise. Feel free to stop by once in a while, since our evenings are open for everyone!

This year we will celebrate the 67th anniversary of SIB on 24th of November with a Conference concerning the Different Dimensions of Modern Warfare! To find out more information, please visit

SIBylle Summer 2014

The SIBylle has arrived at the office! That means you can pick it up, since this edition, which is about minorities, will not be delivered. You can also pick it up at the last drinks of the year next monday.

You can find the digital edition here.

We've moved!

For those of you who don't know yet: we moved! Right now we are located at Pelsterstraat 23, on the 3rd floor. Come visit us sometime!

Event calendar

Escape from North Korea
27 10 2014 20:00
Escape from North Korea

Tonight, someone from North Korea will give a talk about what it is like to live in that country. As the speaker was born in the 1970s in Yeonan, North Korea, he will share impressions of growing up there and his thoughts in the developments in the DPRK.

There will be time for questions and answers afterwards.

Lecture: Conflict in the Central African Republic
03 11 2014 20:00
Lecture: Conflict in the Central African Republic

On the 3rd of November, we will have a lecture on the conflict in the Central African Republicin which the current developments and the religious background of this conflict will be discussed.
This lecture will be given by Fleur Launspach. She is a journalist and worked for Follow the Money, a platform for investigative journalism, and for programs such as News Hour and Hollanddoc.

After this event there will be drinks, so feel free to stay behind!


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