The Royal Dutch Pharmaceutical Student Association (K.N.P.S.V.) is the umbrella association for Pharmacy students and students (Bio-) Pharmaceutical Sciences. As a member of VCSVU, you are automatically a member of the K.N.P.S.V., and that brings many possibilities!
The K.N.P.S.V. is a national association, which consists of all members of L.P.S.V. „Aesculapius”, the study association for biopharmacy students in Leiden, G.F.S.V. "Pharmaciae Sacrum", the study association for pharmacy students in Groningen and U.P.S.V. "Unitas Pharmaceuticorum" the study association for pharmacy students in Utrecht. In addition, the Association of Chemistry Students at the Free University (VCSVU) of Amsterdam is a trial member of K.N.P.S.V. We organize various activities to bring (bio) pharmacy students together. These activities are organized by committees consisting of members from the various associations. There is a committee which organizes the annual K.N.P.S.V. Congress. The International Committee (IC) organizes international evenings and an exchange with students from another country (TWIN). Besides, the Future and Perspetives Committee (TOP) organizes events to prepare you for your future. Other activities include the occupation day, the first-year activity and sports day. The K.N.P.S.V. also has an association magazine, the Folia Pharmaceutica. This magazine contains scientific articles, reports of activities, photos and other interesting pieces.
In addition to the connection with and between the pharmacy students, the K.N.P.S.V. maintains the contact with other associations such as the KNMP, VJA, NIA, JongNVZA and NVZA. The ties with the various associations within the pharmaceutical world can help you orientate early in your student days in the professional field and this offers prospects for the future. In collaboration with the professional associations, the K.N.P.S.V. set up a special project, namely the snuffelstage (an internship). You can experience a day in a community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy or pharmaceutical company, so you can see the kind of work being done within that company or industry.
Are you interested in the K.N.P.S.V., or do you have a question? Do not hesitate to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, speak to one of us at an activity of the VCSVU, look on the website www.knpsv.nl, or follow us on social media!
Anna Tichler President
Jasper van de Sande Secretary General
Siem Hijmans Treasurer
Imke Bruns Commissioner of Foreign Affairs
Janine Nijhuis Commissioner of General Affairs