Student Chapters - General Information

A CIB Student Chapter may be a local, regional, national or even international organised group of students, provided that those students are enrolled at CIB Member universities and preferably have an identifiable common interest in the work of one or more CIB Commissions* or Priority Themes. Examples of different types of CIB Student Chapters envisaged by the current CIB guidelines include, but are not limited to:
  • Chapters with a membership based on one CIB Member university
  • Chapters with a membership based on two or more CIB Member universities in the same country or region, with shared identifiable common interests (as described above) so as to be a regional or national Chapter
  • Chapters with an international membership, based on CIB Member universities anywhere in the world, related to a CIB Commission and operating under the responsibility of that Commission.

* In this context a CIB Commission includes a Working Commission or a Task Group.

CIB University Members interested in forming a CIB Student Chapter may make a formal proposal to the CIB Programme Committee. Before doing that it may be helpful to consult Advice to Intending Student Chapters here .

The Guidelines for CIB Student Chapters can be downloaded via the link below.

The CIB Sebestyén Future Leaders Award (formerly the CIB Guyla Sebestyén Award)

The CIB Guyla Sebestyén Award was 'launched' for the first time in 2002, named after the former late CIB Secretary General Prof. Guyla Sebestyén (1980-1993).

CIB Student Chapters are invited to compete with proposals for projects that are in line with the CIB objectives for the yearly CIB Sebestyén Future Leaders Award. The Award provides support up to EURO 2500. A Call for Proposals is made in April or May each year.

Invitations from Commissions to Student Chapters wishing to enter a Proposal for the CIB Sebestyén Future Leaders Award

To see information from Commissions that have work that Student Chapters could do for them, see here . Once a Chapter has prepared a satisfactory Proposal, by negotiating with the relevant Commission, that Chapter can submit the Proposal as an entry for the CIB Sebestyén Future Leaders Award.

The relevant Commission will be asked to affirm its support of the Proposal and will subsequently be asked to comment on the outcome of the work specified in the Proposal.


Archive of Past Winners



CIB news articles about Student Chapters can be found here



CIB Sebestyèn Future Leaders Award
The CIB Student Chapter Committee has declared a proposal submitted by CIB Student Chapter at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Department of Building and Real Estate the winner of the 2016 CIB Sebestyén Future Leaders Award. The project aims to develop a virtual IDDS community in CIB.
Issue 8, 2016
New Student Chapter Huddersfield University
The CIB Student Chapter Committee has approved the establishment of a new CIB Student Chapter at Huddersfield University - School of Art, Design and Architecture. This chapter will be open to the postgraduate and undergraduate students of the University who have interests in research and innovation in the built-environment related subjects.
Issue 8, 2016



The following are currently registered as CIB Student Chapters