The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) is a platform for political science students and students interested in political science issues. The association is international, politically independent, non-profit and student-run, and aims to have global impact in the political science sphere. IAPSS seeks to strengthen the academic profile and skills of all members by offering various opportunities for development.
In its eighteen years of existence, IAPSS currently embraces over about 10 association members and almost 1,000 individual members spread all over the world. It evolved from a loose network to an association with an official address and mailbox in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, whereby the IAPSS Executive Committee is working internationally on a daily basis to initiate and coordinate projects and activities.
Through such projects, IAPSS is striving to give its members a sense of responsibility concerning their role in creating an improved political and social environment, as well as the skills and knowledge necessary to act in this direction. It does so by organizing conferences where students from all over the world can exchange their knowledge (IAPSS World Congress, the Autumn Convention and Academic Conferences), a Winter and Summer School and by organizing Study Trips, which grant first hand insight into the live of political institutions, and by regularly creating and distributing academic and opinion publications (POLITIKON – the IAPSS Journal of Political Science, Encuentro Latinoamericano – Revista de Ciencia Política, A Different View – the IAPSS online blog).