About Geo Promotion


The Geo Promotion Foundation was founded in 1986 by students of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences from the University of Groningen. Over the years Geo Promotion has organized events but also symposia, seminars, and colloquials for the faculty. These activities all have a geographic, spatial, or real estate background.


Statutory Task

The foundation goes under the name Stichting Geo Promotion and is located in the city of Groningen.

The foundation aims to stimulate interest and involvement in the geographic and spatial sciences worldwide, thus providing more knowledge from the geographic scientific field.

Advisery Council

Since 2014, the Geo Promotion Foundation also has a Advisery Council, consisting of former board members. The Advisery Council gives advice on the current management of the Geo Promotion Foundation. The Advisery Council consists of the chairman and the treasurer of the past board and, in addition, of former board members who have shown their involvement in the foundation’s well-being over the years. In addition to the two permanent members, the current board is free in assigning additional places.

The Advisery Council for 2015-2016 is as follows:

  • Maurits Jongebreur, voorzitter 2013-2014
  • Joost Sissingh, voorzitter 2014-2015
  • Niels Kuiper, secretaris 2014-2015
  • Myrthe Leystra, commissaris interne betrekkingen 2010-2011



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