Current partners

Leeuwarden student city

The mission of Stichting Leeuwarden Student City (LSC) is to “enthrall and bind” students in and around Leeuwarden. LSC does this in three ways. On the one hand as an executive organization, where activities for and with students are conceived, produced and executed. On the other hand, LSC has a central information function, because it can link or refer students to other implementing organizations as a portal and point of contact. Thirdly, LSC is increasingly being asked in the role of participant or partner. Other (network) organizations want to organize activities for students together with LSC or to draw attention to their own offer. In this way, many actors contribute to the realization of an attractive student city. LSC often makes a substantive contribution to the conception, production and / or implementation of activities.

Student participation is high on the agenda and last year concrete steps were taken towards closer cooperation. In addition, a strong focus was placed on clear positioning and targeted marketing communication, whereby the Leeuwarden brand as a student city is loaded with appropriate associations, so that a potential student feels addressed and decides to choose for Leeuwarden. In addition to the current student population, captivating and binding is also of value to potential or prospective students. When choosing a study program, it is of great importance that there are sufficient options and facilities for a fascinating student life. Together with stakeholders and partners, LSC contributes to the development of the brand and image of Leeuwarden as a student city. Promotional video


The IBOS board represents all the student- and study-associations in Leeuwarden. From a neutral position they pursue all the ambitions of the individual associations. This mainly concerns being in contact with external parties such as the municipality, the police, student organizations of education institutions and companies. In addition, the IBOS sets out yearly targets to enhance Leeuwarden its appeal for students in close collaboration with all the IBOS partners.

All the associatios and institutions connected to IBOS meet every every six weeks to discuss relevant matters. The entirety of IBOS consists of the IBOS board, plus the chairpersons and secretaries of all affiliated associations. Furthermore, a representative of the municipality, the local police officer, Leeuwarden study city and incidentally another party will join. In this way, the lines of contact remain short and there is fast communication between the associations and stakeholders.

Caerus Study Association

Caerus Study Association is the official SA of the University College Groningen (UCG ), with its students deriving from the Liberal Arts and Sciences Bsc. Their study association lies at the heart of the UCG community and offers a great way to connect with people at UCG. NCF and Caerus meet on a sporadic basis to discuss relevant matters. Caerus has been a big inspiration in the way NCF has been structured.


Wetsus, European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology is a facilitating intermediary for trendsetting know-how development. Wetsus creates a unique environment and strategic cooperation for development of profitable and sustainable state of the art water treatment technology.

The inspiring and multidisciplinary collaboration between companies and research institutes from all over Europe in Wetsus results in innovations that contribute significantly to the solution of the global water problems. Wetsus’ scientific research program is defined by the private and public water sector and conducted by leading universities. 

Wetsus is part of WaterCampus Leeuwarden.

WaterCampus Leeuwarden is the physical core of the Dutch water technology sector and has the ambition to play a sector uniting role for the rest of Europe as well.
WaterCampus stimulates cooperation between (inter)national businesses, knowledge institutes and governments within the water technology sector, in order to create synergy for world class innovation, education and entrepreneurship.

This strengthens the global position of the European water technology sector. Additionally, WaterCampus offers a unique research infrastructure, and is a meeting point for scientists and companies from all over Europe. The international cooperation organized and stimulated by WaterCampus Leeuwarden leads to knowledge, talent and entrepreneurship that contribute to solutions for global water problems.


HERE & NOW is an online personal
recommendation-based cultural agenda for internationals in the North of
the Netherlands. First developed and launched in the city of Groningen,
Here & Now has now been adapted to the whole of the Northern
Netherlands. With a great focus on different provinces, our intention is
to connect locals, internationals and tourists to the diverse cultural
life of the North!

The Here & Now project focuses on promoting the cultural life of the
Northern Netherlands by searching and publishing different types of
events on our cultural agenda. The events can be from music, movies,
exhibitions, art, performance, theatre to cosy hobby meetups, vintage
sales and informal gatherings. With the help of our stakeholders and
partners, the Here & Now project is growing and facilitating the
cultural life of internationals and Dutch people at its best.

You can submit your relevant online/offline events on our online agenda.