BEST Groningen

A brief history

The founding fathers

The Local BEST Group in Groningen originates from a collaboration between four study associations: Cover, T.F.V. 'Professor Francken', FMF, and de Chemische Binding.
In 2015, the boards of the aforementioned associations came together and layed out a plan to join BEST with a brand new group at the University of Groningen. At the end of 2016 a foundation was set up, and the first official board of BEST Groningen was put in place.

The road to Local BEST Group

LBG Groningen started as an Observer BEST Group in the summer of 2016, with our first board set up in the following November. In order to become a full-fledged Local BEST Group, we first had to show that we have what it takes. The first board organised an internal event for the IT Developers Team of BEST, and held our first Cantus at the same time. As the internal event was a success when two of the first board went to the General Meeting in Wroclaw, Poland, we were unanimously voted into being a Baby Local BEST Group. Although we are still a 'Baby Group', we can now sit next to the big boys and we are very proud of what we have achieved so far. Now planning is underway to host our first Seasonal Course in the Summer of 2018, and our first EBEC is aimed to be hosted in Spring 2018. You can join our group by participating in one of our monthly activities or emailing your interest to the board!


BEST Groningen regularly organises various kinds of activities, both for UoG students and students from other BEST groups. For example, we try to organise a fun, light activity once a month, where we socialise and get to know each other a bit better. We also hold bi-weekly meetings, where the involved members of our group can give input into all matters that are related to our LBG, and interested new people can take a look behind the scenes. Everyone is welcome and we value everyone's opinion!

Become involved

If you are a student at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Groningen and are you in for some adventure, relevant career experience and making some international friendships and connections, you can join BEST Groningen!
Contact us at for any questions, or simply go to our About BEST page for more information about BEST in general.