General Board


The KEI foundation consists of several different parts. Next to the Executive Board, the General Board plays a vital role in the organisation of the whole KEI foundation as well as the KEI week. The General Board holds final responsibility for everything that happens during the KEI-week. They control and advise the Executive Board and write long-term policies for the KEI foundation to continuously improve the foundation. The General board has to approve the policy written by the Executive Board as well as the budget plan and all the annual reports. Once a month, the Executive Board and General Board meet to discuss the policy and progress made by the Executive Board. 

The General Board represents all the different sectors of student life in Groningen, such as culture, sports-associations, student associations, international affairs, the University of Groningen, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and ex-members of the Executive Board. With this mixed group of members, all facets of the Groningen student life is covered and the General Board aims to promote continuous growth and improvement within the KEI-week.

The following people are members of the General board:

Floris Ganzeboom Chairman
Marieke Kopmels Vice-chairman and Philosophy & Culture
Bas Meijer Social student societies
Rik Roosjen Sport student societies
Bauke van der Kooij Internationalization & Inclusiveness
Inge Wilms Student societies Hanze
Irene Lulofs Student societies University of Groningen
Leonie Krol General Board 2021
Reinier Gertsen General Board 2021



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Frequently asked questions for KEI-lopers

When is the KEI-office open during the KEI-week?

During the KEI-week the KEI-office (Pelsterstraat 23, near the Vismarkt) is open at the following times:


Monday: 09:00-19:00

Tuesday: 09:00-18:00

Wednesday: 10:00-17:00 (contactable till 18:00 on whatsapp)

Thursday: 10:00-17:00 (contactable till 18:00 on whatsapp)

Friday: 10:00-16:00 (contactable till 18:00 on whatsapp)

What does the KEI-week have to offer?

During the KEI-week you get to know all the different aspects of Groningen. The KEI-week provides general information about renting a room student grants. You can also get in touch with sports organizations, student societies and other sorts of associations. Besides all this, there will be a lot of festivities and activities which you can participate in.

Can the KEI-week be seen as an initiation?

No, not at all! You should see the KEI-week primarily as something that is just fun to do. It is a week full of information. Signing up for the KEI-week does not mean you are obligated to participate in the online events. You are free to join the events you like.

Is it possible for me to change KEI-groups during the KEI-week?

Yes it is. If you want to change your KEI-group for any reason you can contact the OFFICE-crew. To do so, you can call them (050 363 80 90), email them ( or contact them via Whatsapp (+31 6 4422 6680).

If you have found another group which you think is more fun or suits you better? Thats also possible, you’ll will have to contact the OFFICE-crew about your replacement. This is important because we need to know which group you’re a part of in case of an emergency.

What does ‘KEI’ stand for?

KEI stands for “Kommissie Eerstejaars Introduktie” , which can be translated as “The commission for the introduction of first-year students”. The KEI-week is the general introduction week for all incoming higher education students, both at the University of Groningen and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences. The KEI-week is the oldest, largest and cheapest introduction week in the Netherlands.

When does the KEI-week takes place?

The KEI-week 2021 takes place from 16th until the 20th of August!