The Koninklijke Nederlandse Pharmaceutische Studenten Vereniging (translated as the Royal Dutch Pharmaceutical Student Association, K.N.P.S.V.) is a national study association in the Netherlands that represents the interests of pharmacy and (bio-)pharmaceutical sciences students. The association was founded on May 22, 1903 in the city of Leiden as Algemene Nederlandse Pharmaceutische Studenten Vereniging (translated as the General Dutch Pharmaceutical Student Association A.N.P.S.V.). In 2003, on the occasion of its 100th anniversary, the Royal designation was awarded to the association, after which the association changed its name to Koninklijke Nederlandse Pharmaceutische Studenten Vereniging. The K.N.P.S.V. is the umbrella organization of the four (bio-) pharmaceutical study associations in the Netherlands. Every student who becomes a member of one of these study associations automatically becomes a member of the K.N.P.S.V. The different associations are:
G.F.S.V. “Pharmaciae Sacrum”, from Pharmacy in Groningen
L.P.S.V. „Aesculapius”, from Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and pharmacy from Leiden
U.P.S.V. “Unitas Pharmaceuticorum”, from Pharmacy and College of Pharmaceutical Sciences from Utrecht
Vereniging voor Chemie Studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit, from Pharmaceutical Sciences from Amsterdam
The association organizes activities for its members, and maintains contacts with faculty boards, professional organizations, wholesalers, industry and foreign students. Annual recurring activities include a Sports day, bacheloractivity, day of pharmaceutical industry, international lecture and the K.N.P.S.V.-Congress on Ascension Day, during which the change of board takes place. The association magazine is the “Folia Pharmaceutica”.
The objectives and activities of the association can be found under the heading Association and then the General section.
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