IVA in English

Founded in 1998, In Vitro Aboensis IVA ry, shortly IVA, is an organization representing students from the bachelor programme of biomedicine, and three international master programmes: Drug Discovery and Development (DDD), Biomedical Imaging (BiMa) and Human Neuroscience at the University of Turku.

In IVA ry, our goal is to support the students in matters related to their studies, offer them an active platform for networking and of course organize various student activities, such as game nights, parties and sports events. The board of IVA ry is the active linker between the biomedical students, the programmes teaching/ administrative staff, as well as TYY (the Student Union of the University of Turku).


If you study in Drug Discovery and Development, Human Neuroscience or Biomedical Imaging master’s program, you’re more than welcome to become a member of IVA. Actually anyone interested in our field or organization is welcome to join us.

In 2023 IVA’s membership costs 9 €. By paying a membership fee you’ll get:

-Weekly IVAPOSTI infomail. In IVAPOSTI we inform our members about IVA’s and other organizations’ events, announce important matters regarding students or university and share job advertisements.

-Invitation to all IVA’s events. IVA organizes parties, sports events, board game nights and other kinds of fun activities.

-Opportunity to buy IVA’s overalls. An overall order is organized every autumn. You can also buy other IVA products for example colleges, bags and patches.

-Access to IVA’s office (Toimisto). You can drink free coffee or tea and study alone or with a group at the office. We also have a big screen with great audio and some computers at the office.

You can become a member of IVA by filling this Google Forms: https://forms.gle/fKHDLmHJeNXxBHxF7

For more information, contact IVA’s board iva@utu.fi.