Dear members of K.N.P.S.V., dear readers,
As you probably already know, the K.N.P.S.V. is a proud member of the European
Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (EPSA) and the International Pharmaceutical Students’
Federation (IPSF). That is why the K.N.P.S.V. provides the opportunity for members to go
international and has set its goal on international involvement. During your education, the focus
mainly lies on the situation in The Netherlands. This, however, can be broadened! For example,
it is possible to take an internship abroad or to participate in an exchange project amongst a
variety of other universities from other countries to learn how to cooperate on an international
stage. Achieving an international network will be very helpful both during your study and in the
Taking this step could be rather difficult; it is hard to know and understand where to begin and
what to take into account. That is where we come into the picture: The International Committee!
We will organize a number of activities in order to give you, students, the right information about
how to make the most out of your study and to see more of the world. We will travel to every
individual city to give a lecture about what the K.N.P.S.V., EPSA and IPSF have to offer you.
You will hear more about the different activities, organized by ESPA and IPSF, research or
internships and exchange projects abroad.
Furthermore, we will organize something of epic proportions during which you will be able to
make international connections: we present to you the TWIN! The TWIN is an exchange
program for students between two pharmaceutical study associations in Europe. The city, in
which it will take place, will remain a secret, but you will become familiar with the culture, study
and city during this weekend. You will attend educative lectures and a social program to fully
integrate yourself between the students.
To organize something like this, you do need a few people. That is why I would like to introduce
you to the most outstanding committee, who will do anything to make the most out of it.
Alongside president Jasper Cords, treasurer Pedram Hassanpour, commissioners Shirley Xie,
Koen Spil and Aisha Bandringa, we hope to present a fun and educative activities for you!
We hope to see you all at the international lectures and of course at the TWIN. The dates will
have yet to be made public, so keep in touch with the members of the committee and the
On behalf of the International Committee of the K.N.P.S.V.,
h.t. secretary International Committee 2018-2019