Welcome at the website of the International Research Project!
The International Research Project (IRP) is a study trip combined with internationally oriented research projects. This project is an initiative of students of the School of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Students of the Master Programs ‘Innovation Management’, ‘Operations Management & Logistics, ‘Manufacturing Systems Engineering’, and ‘Data Science & Entrepreneurship’ are allowed to participate. Firstly, the students conduct research in the Netherlands, based on a predetermined theme. Secondly, the students will go on a study trip, organized around that same theme. On this study trip, the IRP will visit several companies, universities and a Dutch embassy.
The IRP is organized each year; each year, the new board choose a different theme and destination. This theme is a basis for the projects and companies that are visited during the trip. This year’s theme is “Connecting worlds – where new opportunities arise”. The destinations are Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo and Reykjavik! We hope that it will be possible to travel in the summer of 2021 despite the current Corona regulations. In 2020, the students would visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Their theme was “Data-Driven Business: Build the future”. Unfortunately, due to the Corona situation, this trip was cancelled. In 2019, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco have been visited and the theme was “Digital Business Era: Stretch your boundaries”.
The aim of the International Research Project is to provide students with the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about a subject of research that suits their interests and education. In addition, the IRP enables students to learn about different cultures and to acquire international experience.