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!

Due to our partnerships, we also provide our members with the opportunity to start internships, such as this one below:

You can find us every monday evening at the Troubadour, Peperstraat 19, 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!

Event calendar

Freshmen Dinner 2015!
31 08 2015 18:00
Freshmen Dinner 2015!

Tonight it is time to announce the division of the introduction groups, and to have dinner together before the lecture! The location will be Huize Maas this year, and for only 10 EU you have yourself dinner and a drink! You can sign up via Be quick, because full = full!

Lecture by Max Westerman
31 08 2015 20:00
Lecture by Max Westerman

On the last day of August the Dutch journalist Max Westerman will give a lecture on Barack Obama’s years in the White House and what Obama has created. How did he do as a president of the United States of America? What is left of the ‘Yes We Can’ mentality? How do the Americans see Obama? Why is Guantánamo Bay still open? This experienced publicist will show us his reflection on Obama’s two terms.

Max Westerman (1958) is a well know journalist who reported for a significant amount of important event for the media company RTL. Based in New York, he reported on Clintons presidency, the Bush elections in 2000 and 2004, the September 11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina. In recent years Westerman branched out with three TV-series. In ‘Max And The City’ he took a humorous look at New York and in ‘Max in alle Staten’ at American society at large. In 2008 he hosted the series ‘Westermans Nieuwe Wereld’, in which compares the Netherlands with the United States. In his shows he went beyond traditional journalism and participated in many of the stories (trying out such things as “nazi-yoga” and “speed-dating”). He also produced documentaries about the prison industries, the O.J. Simpson case, the 2000 elections and the death penalty. After being a journalist in New York for 15 years, he exchanged the Big Apple for Rio de Janeiro.


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