Event Calendar

Board Interest Day

Board Interest Day
27-02-2015 15:00
LocationPelsterstraat 23

Have you always wanted to know what our board really does during the day spent at the office? Would you love to know if this position is right for you? Then today you can! Between 13:00 and 17:00 you can come to our office and ask questions to the present board and old board members or have a nice cup of tea or coffee with us! After this we will have some drinks.

Looking forward to seeing you guys!

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Galant Gala 2015

Galant Gala 2015
02-03-2015 22:00
LocationHuize Maas

With the holidays behind and the exams ahead it is important to keep our attention entirely on our studies. But, there is one thing you cannot and should not ignore! That magical thing is the 2015 Galant Gala brought to you by SIB and fellow study associations!

Yes, it's a fancy event so you will be presented with the perfect opportunity to put on that stunning outfit you have hidden in your closet or hit the shops in search of it! And if you are single do not despair! The UB is not only a place to study but also a place to meet intriguing people - the gorgeous girl sitting in front of you, the tall guy buying coffee in the cafeteria, the mysterious stranger listening to music on the stairs - numerous possibilities!

The price for the gala is only 23,50EU at galantgala.nl, which includes unlimited drinks and a night of wonder so sign up quickly! Ticket sales have started on January 19.

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Hitchiking competition

Hitchiking competition
05-03-2015
08-03-2015
LocationParis

Every year SIB organises a hitchhiking competition to different countries. This year is the city of love, Paris! We still have open spots, so for only €140 you can sign up, which includes a visit to the OECD and the Assemblée Nationale!
This is your chance to experience a unique way of travelling, which will lead to awesome stories that you will still tell your grandchildren when you're grey and old!

Destination: Paris
Dates: 5th March - 8th March
Price €140

To hitchhike you need a partner but if you don't have one, don't worry you can still sign up and we can find you a partner! You can sign-up via aanmelden@sib-groningen.nl but hurry because full means full!

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The Ferguson Riots; Deeply rotted racism?

The Ferguson Riots; Deeply rotted racism?
09-03-2015 20:00
LocationHardewikerstraat 7

On the 9th of March Mark Thompson and Zihni Özdil will speak about the historical background of racism in the United States and facts leading up to the Ferguson riots. We’ve all heard about these riots and how they’ve started with the case of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, who was shot and killed on the 9th of August, by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis. The shooting prompted protests that roiled the area for weeks. On the 24th of November, the St. Louis County prosecutor announced that a grand jury decided not to indict Mr. Wilson. The announcement set off another wave of protests which are now afflicting the United States.

Interested in this special lecture? Then join us the 9th of March!

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International week 2015

International week 2015
16-03-2015 19:30
19-03-2015
LocationGroningen

The International Week committee is already preparing the International Week 2015! This week provides you the opportunity to have a look at different student associations in Groningen and to get to know your fellow students a bit better. The International Week will take place from the 16th till the 19th of March.

For more info, click below

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The current Economical and Political Situation in Argentina

The current Economical and Political Situation in Argentina
23-03-2015 20:00
LocationHardewikerstraat 7

Michiel Baud will speak tonight about the current economical and political situation in Argentine. Argentine, the third biggest economy of Latin America and G-20 member, is facing a near bankruptcy. Besides this, there is a lot of unrest due to protest against the ruling government and especially the president, who is even facing a charge of corruption.

Michiel Baud is Director of CEDLA (Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation) and Professor in Latin American Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He graduated in Contemporary History at the University of Groningen in 1982 and received his Ph.D. cum laude in Social Sciences at Utrecht University in 1991. From 1995 to 2000 he was Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Leiden.

Join us tonight for this interesting lecture!

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Film night by the Travel Committee

Film night by the Travel Committee
30-03-2015 20:00
LocationHardewikerstraat 7

As we will be having our yearly SIB trip to Georgia and Armenia, this Monday, the travel committee will organise a film night about Georgia! The film concerns war between Georgia and Russia in 2008. If you would love to know more about what happened then or see what it feels like to be caught behind enemy lines, trying desperately to survive, then come tonight for this movie. This movie gives you some background information on the location of the trip, so especially for the participants it's recommended to come! The ticket price is only €2, and it takes place at Hardewikerstraat 7.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

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Different Aspects of Traditional Energy Markets

Different Aspects of Traditional Energy Markets
07-04-2015 20:00
LocationSenaatszaal, Acedemy building, RuG

Traditional energy, such as oil and gas, today still dominates 82 % of the total energy market. According to the Energy Information Administration, this number is not going to drop heavily before 2040, with a 78 % share in that year. In addition, traditional energy still plays a dominant role in politics, with large producers as Russia and Saudi-Arabia proving to use it for their political agenda. Moreover, issues surrounding traditional energy are highly relevant in the light of recent events, such as the drastic fall of oil prices, the current geopolitical tensions, and an increasingly assertive Russia.

Therefore NGIZ Noord and SIB Groningen will organize a symposium on 7 april together about the different aspects of the traditional energy market. We will discuss the dynamics between the different governments, businesses and financial markets. There will be multiple speakers, among which Hans van Cleef, Senior Sector Economy Energy at the ABN Amro, who will speak about the energy market from a financial perspective and Michel Dubbelboer, Russian Market Analyst of Gasterra, who will speak about the European gasmarket and the role of Russia and other supplies in this market.

Join us this night at 20:00 at the Senaatszaal in the Academiegebouw van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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SIB Trip 2015

SIB Trip 2015
12-04-2015
21-04-2015
LocationGeorgia and Armenia

This year the travel committee planned an amazing trip to two very interesting and beautiful countries, Armenia and Georgia! We are travelling there from 12 till 21 april, which is directly after the exams, so you won't miss any (important) classes!

We will visit interesting organisations like the Dutch Embassies, the Eurasian Partnership Foundation and the OSCE Mission, do some sightseeing and explore the beautiful nature, and of course much much more!

Signing up for this trip is possible by sending an email to aanmelden@sib-groningen.nl!
We hope you will join us!:)

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Batavierenrace 2015!

Batavierenrace 2015!
24-04-2015
26-04-2015
LocationEnschede

Every year the Batavierenrace takes place, a student relay race from Nijmegen to Enschede. In a team students will run all day and all night to run the entire distance. When reaching Enschede, the largest student party of Europe will take place. In other words: a weekend you don't want to miss!

To participate, send an email to batavierenrace@sib-groningen.nl

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