What is IAPS?

Welcome to the website of the International Association of Physics Students!

Participants at the International Conference of Physics Students 2017 in Turin, Italy.

We are an association of physics students and student societies from around the globe, working to promote peaceful collaboration amongst them. Our members are represented by national and local committees, who meet regularly to ensure the relevance of our activities.

Since 1987, the IAPS has worked continuously to support friendly relations and collaboration between physics students. We support our members in their academic and professional work, as well as discussing and acting on scientific, social and cultural issues. IAPS is a recognised non-governmental organisation run entirely by students from around the world with a spirit of mutual understanding and equality. IAPS runs an annual International Conference for Physics Students (ICPS), visits to global research institutions, summer schools, exchange programmes and multinational meetings all over the world.

IAPS collaborates with numerous international bodies including amongst others: the European Physical Society, the Institute of Physics, the American Physical Society (their student wing runs a national competition to sponsor their students to attend our events) and the Informal Forum of International Student Organisations.