Student Organisations

Local pharmacy students’ associations
– Fachgruppe Pharmazie (fg pharma), University of Basel
– Association des Etudiants en Sciences Pharmaceutiques (AESP), University of Geneva
– Akademischer Pharmaziestudierender Verein (APV), ETH Zürich


Interprofessional collaboration



– asep is proudly represented in the education board of the Swiss Medicine Students’ Association (swimsa).
– swimsa is the voice of over 9000 medical students throughout Switzerland at national and international level. swimsa aims to make medical students aware of the health of society and motivate them to become better doctors through commitment. – swimsa


Professional Bodies

We proudly represent Swiss pharmacy students in important national bodies. Our main collaborators are pharmaSuisse, swissYPG and SAPhS.

– As the main organisational body of Swiss pharmaceutical professionals, pharmaSuisse is dedicated to providing an optimal supply of pharmaceuticals and services.
– pharmaSuisse is committed to providing optimum framework conditions, that its members are held in high esteem, sustainable economic conditions, a positive image in the population and a highly attractive profession.
– asep has two seats with voting right at the semiannual pharmaSuisse delegates’ assembly.
– We are present in different committees, e.g. ReWOP (Revision des Weiterbildungscurriculum in Offizinpharmazie), AGAF (Arbeitsgruppe Assistenzjahr und Famulatur). – pharmaSuisse

– The main objective of swissYPG is to support young pharmacists in planning their professional careers.
– The network of swissYPG promotes the national and international connection between young professionals – for an easier transition from university to working life.
– swissYPG organises events such as the “Forum Pharmazie” or pharmApero.
Become swissYPG member! The membership is free for pharmaSuisse members. – swissYPG

– SAPhS, the Swiss Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Switzerland, represents and communicates the science in pharmacy education, research and practice and supports the scientific basis of the pharmaceutical profession.
– Swiss Pharma Science Day, pharmaLunches
Become SAPhS member! Students benefit from the reduced membership fee of 25 CHF. – SAPhS



European Pharmaceutical Students’ Association

“bringing pharmacy knowledge and students together”

EPSA is an umbrella organisation of all European Pharmaceutical Students’ Associations, representing more than 160,000 students in 37 European countries. – EPSA

Every member organisation has a Liason Secretary (LS) to EPSA who represents the national organisation online throughout the year and in-person as Offical Delegate (OD) at the EPSA General Assemblies (GA), and inversely represents EPSA activities in the national organisation.

Main EPSA events
– The Annual Reception (AR) is held every late February/early March in the European Parliament in Brussels. It is a presentation of EPSA’s activities and achievements to external bodies followed by a panel discussion on a hot topic.
– The Annual Congress (AC) is organised in April as a week full of GA sessions, symposia, workshops and theme parties.
– The Summer University (SU) is a week in July with an educational and social programme.
– The Autumn Assembly (AA) is the counterpart to the AC and held in November.

TWINNET is a team mobility programme that aims to enhance the exchanges among EPSA members allowing the transfer of culture, knowledge and experiences.
– The Individual Mobility Project (IMP) gives the opportunity to students in their late years of studies and recent-graduates of pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences from members of EPSA to gain an additional real-time working and researching experience between 3 and 12 months in any field of a pharmaceutical profession before they fully engage themselves into the professional life. It is managed by the National IMP coordinator (NIMP). – IMP

Get in touch with EPSA
EPSA on Facebook
EPSA on Twitter
– Contact our EPSA LS or EPSA NIMP



International Pharmacy Students’ Federation

“students today, pharmacists tomorrow”

The International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) was founded in 1949 by eight pharmacy student associations in London, United Kingdom. The Federation now represents approximately 350,000 pharmacy students and recent graduates in 80 countries worldwide. IPSF is the leading international organisation representing the interests of pharmacy students. Its aim is to promote the improvement of public health through the provision of information, education and networking opportunities, as well as through a range of publications and professional initiatives. – IPSF

The Contact Person (CP) has a similar role to IPSF as the LS to EPSA.

Main IPSF events
– The Student Exchange Programme (SEP) is IPSF’s largest project, offering professional pharmacy internships. Every year, more than 900 students around the world are given the opportunity to experience pharmacy practice in more than 60 different countries. It is managed by the Students Exchange Officer (SEO). – SEP
– The World Congress (WC) is annually held for ten days in the beginning of August. Its core is the General Assembly.
– IPSF is organized like WHO in five regional offices. 2018 is the first year with a Regional Symposium (RS) of the European Regional Office (EuRO).
– After a Trainers Development Camp (TDC), you will be able to deliver quality training programmes for soft skills development of pharmacy students as an IPSF trainer.
– The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the decision making body of WHO. IPSF represents the voice of pharmacy students with a delegation. – WHA

Get in touch with IPSF

IPSF on Facebook
IPSF on Twitter
– Contact our IPSF CP or IPSF SEO