This is the website of study association VESTING, the study association for Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies at the University of Groningen (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen). On this page we'll try to give you an image of our daily business.

What is a study association?
A study association is an association connected to a specific academic programme, in our case this is the bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research and the masters Econometrics and Operations Research (and Actuarial Studies), abbreviated EOR and EOR(AS) respectively. A study association helps its students in the field of study, such as a booksale, and carreer orientation, such as company visits. We also offer our students a broad range of informal, fun activities like a pubquiz, to make sure everyone has studybuddies. VESTING has the goal to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the field of Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies. VESTING also strives to improve the contact between its members and to offer them the opportunity to develop themselves outside of the study. To achieve this, VESTING organizes many activities, both formal and informal.

In Groningen, we also have the EBF (Economische en Bedrijfskundige Faculteits- vereniging). This is the association for all students faculty-wide from the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) at the University of Groningen. VESTING is a daughter association of the EBF.

What does VESTING do?
VESTING organizes a bunch of different activities throughout the year. There's socials, sporting activities and many more informal events. These are accessible for students of every stage in their studies. In fact, we encourage different years to mingle, so they can help each other when needed. We also organize formal activities, like the Career Experience. The events are designed to get you into contact with a lot of companies, and maybe your future employer. The earleir mentioned activities all take up one day or just a few hours. VESTING also organizes multi-day events. Examples are the Sailing Weekend, Hitchhiking Competition and the International Programme. A lot of these are organized by committees. If you're interested in joining one of our committees, check out our website and submit your interest! VESTING is happy to answer all your questions anytime. We have our own office at Zernike (our facultycomplex, where all lectures and tutorials are held), and you're welcome to come pay us a visit and get a snack in our faculty-famous Fifty Cent Shop.

Nearly all students of Econometrics and Operations Research are VESTING Member. VESTING currently has more than 600 members, of which approximately 90 are active in a committee or the board of the association. VESTING Activities are well attended and its members feel committed to the association. This can also be seen from our active VESTING Alumni network, consisting of over 200 members, who come together at least once a year for a catching up activity.

Student for a Day
The University of Groningen organizes many Open Days throughout the year. They also organize a special day for you to experience EOR specifically. Can't make it to any of these, but still interested in what a day in the glamourous life of an econometrics student is like? Send an email to and we'll find you a freshman to show you around. 

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