Our Story

study association B.V.W. 'Biologica'

Current members


In November 2022, the lustrum (5-year birthday) of B.V.W. Biologica was celebrated. This means that our study association is now more than thirty-five years old. During these years the association has grown and now has just over nine hundred members.

The biology study was set up in Wageningen in 1970 and was therefore taught for seventeen years when B.V.W. Biologica was founded. Before this, however, there were already activities for biologists, organized by biologists. Some of our committees have histories that go back longer than our official foundation. The Missing Link, for example, already existed under the prehistoric name ‘Pruttel’. A committee called the bioborrel committee later evolved into the BAC, Biologists Activities Committee. Finally, there was already a committee engaged in introducing the first-year biologists to each other: the current BIKcie. It was not until 1987 that these different committees were actually united. If you want to know more about the history of Biologica, I advise you to take a look at our old almanacs! A new almanac is published every two years, showing that Biologica is still evolving.

In 2023 the new founded bachelor Marine Sciences became part of Biologica. With this new bachelor a new committee was created, the DeepCie, a committee that organizes activities related to Marine Sciences. 


At the moment ‘Biologica’ consists of more than 900 members and more than 20 committees, so that several activities are planned almost every week.

What to find here?

You can find a lot of information on this website. For example, every committee has a piece on the site and you can meet the members of the board. We also have a Facebook page.

If you are looking for information about the study, we also have a study information section, where you can go for information about a graduation subject or internship. You can also sign up for a walk-in day.

“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution”

Theodosius Dobzhansky