Nitocra is the study association for the students of the Bachelor and Master International Land and Water Management (ILW) at Wageningen University and Research. Currently we have around 400 members with different cultural and professional backgrounds. The goal of Nitocra is to strengthen the social cohesion between students by organizing excursions, drinks, weekends, and other fun activities.
For first year students, we also organize a special freshmen weekend, where we visit another city in the Netherlands and organize several fun activities. In this way, our members can integrate with their peer students, but also with students from other years. Furthermore, we are involved with improving the education quality of both the Msc (MIL) and Bsc (BIL) by organizing lectures, excursions, internship talks and course-evaluations.
Another goal of our study association is to prepare students for their future career, by providing information about internships, traineeships, study programs (minors) and much more! In addition, we promote and maintain the contact between students and companies/organisations.
To accomplish all these goals, Nitocra consist of several active and enthusiastic committees and a motivated board. These active members make it possible to organise and promote all our activities and create a nice and open atmosphere within Nitocra. If you want to know more about Nitocra, check out this site, talk to some members or contact the board. You can also drop by at our office: the ‘NiToko’ during the lunch breaks from 12:40-14:00. Here you can become a member, ask questions or just chill with your fellow students
Nitocra organises a periodic drink every first Wednesday of a new education period. This drink is called the Penny Lane, a themed party in café The Doctor which is always a blast. Nitocrans from different years come by to have a good time, but you can also strengthen the bond between fellow students!
Once every year our Gala committee organises the Nitocra Gala. Naturally, this gala has a theme and all Nitocrans are invited to bring a date! Seeing your friends and study mates in elegant suits and dresses is delightful. Next to that, our food committee organises an optional Gala dinner before the party starts, which is a delicious opportunity to get to know your gala date a little better before the dancing starts
A classical activity that is organised on a yearly basis as well is the Hitchhike weekend. This weekend is organised by our LiftCie, who make sure there is a place to sleep and arrange a bus back to Wageningen on Sunday. Previously visited places are for example Hamburg in Germany and Nice in France. You form duo’s and compete to reach the end destination first, an exciting competition! No worries, the LiftCie provides a safety car, which helps you in case you are stranded somewhere.