Airbnb as the New Travel Agency

The internet is filled with pictures of bucket-list travel places you wish to visit. When you open Instagram or Facebook, you continue to see the most beautiful places and you cannot wait to hop on the internet, book a vacation and travel. With the rise of the internet, planning and booking a trip has never been easier. Whereas back in…


We love Sales!

Before starting, we would like to give you two options. Firstly, a package of soup with beautiful colours on it, which is clearly discounted from $2,00 to $1,36. Secondly, you can choose a white, boring package of the same kind of soup, however, priced $1,35. What choice would you make? Furthermore, assuming that we discuss the same product, what would…


Christmas Time, Business Time

Happy families, beautifully decorated houses, and delicious dinners. What is on your wishlist this year? With Christmas around the corner, it’s almost the most beautiful time of the year again. Christmas hits are already played everywhere and hopefully the snow will come soon. There is nothing better than a white, shiny Christmas. Everyone is celebrating Christmas their own way. Most…


Robot as Fellow Citizens

When you think of a robot, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a walking machine that sort of looks like a human being, which is made out of steel and has the unmistakable programmed voice. Although these robots are great to see in movies, scientists have come a long way since these ‘old’, walking things of aluminum.…


How Netflix is changing the Entertainment Industry.

Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black, and Narcos. Sounds familiar? Chances are that either you or your friends have a Netflix account. These series are all Netflix Originals and pretty successful. Where a couple of years ago almost nobody knew what Netflix was, it is now an essential part of our home entertainment platforms. However, more and more top…


From Bricks to Clicks?

When you walk through the city center of Groningen at the end of the year, you will see big and colorful lightings, you will hear Christmas music and you will see many other decorations in and around the shops. Who would not like that? First up, Saint Nicholas, followed by three weeks leading up to Christmas. Mainly during the weekends…


From The Recruitment Days to Pon!


From the 11th until the 13th of December, the 24th edition of the Recruitment Days takes place. Here more than 500 students will be able to meet, match, and connect with around 40 companies. There are multiple activities, such as challenging business cases, presentations, business lunches, networking socials and many more things. Sign up until the 20th of November, 23.59…


The right time to start investing

At the end of 2014, the Dutch government agreed to end the ‘studiefinanciering’ for all the students and introduced the ‘leenstelsel’ (loan system). Students can decide for themselves how much money they want to borrow every month up to €1034,85. They need to amortize the money within 35 years, with a low interest rate. This is a long payback period,…


The Broke Student


A lot has changed over the years, when it comes to student loans and contributions to studying in the Netherlands. At the end of 2014, the Dutch government agreed to make an end to the ‘studiefinanciering’, which means that the students nowadays need to borrow all of the required money. The money that is going to be saved, by switching…


Interview Kim Liebregts, CEO Tesla Benelux

On the 5th and 6th of October, the ninth edition of the EBF Conference takes place. It is the largest economic and business conference of the Netherlands and attracts about 600 participants each year. This year’s theme is ‘Managing Earth Inc. :The Leaders of Tomorrow.


Does every city need a Guggenheim Museum?

Twenty years ago, the Guggenheim museum was established in Bilbao (Spain), what resulted into the so-called Bilbao effect. The city’s economy changed drastically leaving positive footprints.…


The Effects of the French Election on the Economic Environment

Sunday, May 7th, former investment banker and France’s economy minister Emmanuel Macron of the centrist En Marche! party was elected France’s new president. …


The way Uganda handles refugees

In Europe, we are currently dealing with a great number of refugees.…


Google datacenter Eemshaven

Google Datacenter Eemshaven – General information

Last year, on the 6th of December, Google opened a new datacenter at the Eemshaven in Groningen, …


The opportunity to study abroad.

Why everyone should take the chance to study abroad


Challenge yourself with AIESEC

Within our faculty many students are performing great and interesting activities, from the Honours College to starting an own business. …


International Ambassador

Last week, we interviewed the two International Ambassadors of the EBF, the former International Ambassador Caroline Krinner and the current International Ambassador Syarifa Diandrina.…


Unlock your potential

Today is the deadline of the EBF Board Recruitment 2017-2018, we, Saskia and Lauri interviewed Tijmen and Annabelle the Vice-Chairman and the IT & Marketing Officer of the current board. We hope to give you some insight in a Board year at the EBF.…


Jeroen Dijsselbloem at the EBF Leadership Panel

The EBF has a history of hosting events with impressive, but most of all interesting, speakers. The last EBF Leadership panel was no exception. …


Interview Marcia Snijder, Channel Manager at AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel Masterclass 2017
Upcoming May 8 & 9, the AkzoNobel Masterclass 2017 is being held. The masterclass is meant for master students who are approaching their graduation. The deadline for applying is April 2.


The Blockchain

Author: Vlad Tașcă

The advent of the internet marked a complete paradigm shift from previous methods of commerce and revolutionized not only marketplaces but entire business systems, as well as the ways in which trade is conducted. The ease of use and accessibility of information in the 21st century has led to changes such as the disintermediation of distributors and wholesalers in favor…


Gifts – Value adding or a loss

Author: Vlad Tașcă

Giving gifts, whether it is to family members during the holiday season, to friends on their birthdays or to a loved one as a sign of affection, is a long standing and well-loved tradition. …


Is OPEC actually as powerful as it seems?

OPEC, often perceived as one of the world’s most powerful institutions, is experiencing a ‘historic move’ according to OPEC president Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada.


The Recruitment Days: an insider’s perspective.

Recruitment Days
An Interview with Roelof Takens by Annemiek Jutten en Bryan Lubben

What is your role in the Recruitment Days committee?
My role in this committee, together with one my fellow committee members,…


Insights of Nick Jue, CEO of ING during the Leadership Panel

“We want to stay an elephant, but we want to be as flexible as a greyhound.” (Nick Jue, CEO ING)

On Wednesday the 7th of December, Nick Jue, CEO of ING Netherlands, visited our faculty to give a presentation on the reorganization of ING for the leadership panel. …


Happy New Year with a new EBF Journal

Author: Thijs ten Cate

A new chapter for the EBF Journal

New Year’s resolutions: we all have them! Each year, we promise ourselves to improve certain aspects of our lives in the year that lies ahead. …