International Research Project Committee

International Research Project Committee

You can only apply for a committee of the FSR if you are a native Dutch speaker.

The International Research Project (IRP) committee organises one of the biggest events of the FSR, a two week consultancy trip to a far-away destination. The project takes place both in the Netherlands and abroad.

The IRP starts in December 2018 with trainings in the Netherlands. These trainings will teach you skills that will not only help you during the project but will contribute to your professional and personal development as well. During the project you will put your theoretical knowledge into practice. The IRP offers you the opportunity to work at a high level in a fast-moving economy and it provides a valuable learning experience during your studies.

In July the team of 20 students travels to an international destination to provide professional consultancy services to international companies. In previous years, interesting places such as Kuala Lumpur, Boston, Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Mumbai, Delhi and Santiago de Chile have been visited. Last year the IRP destination was Vietnam. 

Prior to the trip the participants are offered company visits and master classes. Besides this, the teams conduct desk research in the Netherlands. During the trip the group is divided in four teams, each team conducts their own individual research for an international company. The students will work on their research project during the international visit and will conclude it with a final presentation in the Netherlands.

As a committee member, you are also a participant of the project, meaning you are also involved in the research and presentation. Joining the IRP Committee is the perfect way to meet students, teachers and companies from varying sectors. As an IRP committee member you have the opportunity to develop yourself in many ways.

The IRP committee consists of 2 board members and 3 committee members. The board members fulfill the functions of chairman and IT&Marketing. The committee members are responsible for respectively the functions of commercial, international and HR. 

Main tasks of the committee consist, among other things, of:

  • Recruiting the participants
  • Chosing a destination
  • Arranging the trip
  • Be a participant in the project


  • Event
    • International Research Project
  • Time period
    • September 2018 – August 2019 (with an average of 10 hours per week)
  • Committee composition
    • 3 committee members, 2 board members
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