Interactie is the study association for international activities in the Industrial Engineering and Management field (IEM for short). Interactie began as a committee (Interact.cie) of Industria on the 4th of April 1990. Interactie was founded in 1996 as a subsidiary of Industria with the goal to give students the opportunity to get in contact with the international aspects of IEM.
The association has 150 members, both Dutch and International (master) students. Activities are organised on a weekly basis, including:
- Local trainings
- Social drinks
- International student exchanges
- Cross-border member trips
- International training events
- Company visits
- European case competitions
- Meetings for international project teams
As a member of the European network for IEM students, ESTIEM, Interactie has daily contact with Universities all over Europe. It is this network that gives Interactie its core strength in fostering cross-border relationships with other European IEM students.
ESTIEM, European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management, represents 50.000 students from all over Europe. It is made up of a network of 66 member associations, called Local Groups, in 25 different countries. Founded in 1990, its goal is to build up and strengthen the relationships between IEM students in Europe. Until this date, it is the only Europe-wide organisation for IEM students.
All year round, multinational project teams are organising European activities such as student exchanges, case competitions, lectures, trainings and workshops. This makes ESTIEM a unique network that brings together people with different cultural backgrounds and experiences.