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International Research Project Committee

In the beginning of the fifth block of the academic year (beginning of May), AEclipse’s yearly International Research Project will take place. For the first time in twenty years, the IRP will no longer be linked to a seminar of the masters, but the students will perform an economic research for a third party. For a detailed description of the IRP, have a look at this page.

Committee members are involved in the organization of this projects as part of the IRP 2018 committee. They have true responsibility and influence in a variety of aspects of the planning process, from the financial and logistical aspects of the trip, to making sure that the research is carried out properly.

For this committee, we are looking for highly motivated students who have affinity with development economics and carrying out research, who are not afraid of taking on big responsibilities and who enjoy working in an international environment. The committee will approximately take 3-5 hours of your time per week

Are you interested in this committee and/or do you want to know more about the IRP? Send an email to our IRP commissioner, at, who will be happy to answer your questions.

Academic Committee

The Academic Committee of AEclipse will be in charge of organising our yearly guest lectures with esteemed speakers, as well as other educational and business networking events. 

Additionally, it will help run the National Economics Olympiad. The goal of NEO is to create a meeting point for talented academic students and provide them an opportunity to prove themselves in an academic competition. The NEO exam will consist of open-ended questions created by professors from all over the Netherlands. In the afternoon, there will be a debate between several well-known Dutch economists. It is the task of the committee to establish the contacts with these participating economists.  Moreover, the committee has to decide on a topic for the economic debate, the location, find sponsors, keep track of the budget, promote the event and select the participants. The committee will take you approximately 3-5 hours a week.

Marketing Committee

The Marketing committee will take care of the marketing of all kinds of events. Committee members create designs for the Website and the Facebook page of AEclipse. As such, they have an important role in the AEclipse Marketing Machine whose primary task this year is to maintain and further improve the brand image of AEclipse. Finally, this committee is responsible for our magazine: the AEconomic View. This magazine contains reports of the events we have had, as well as interviews with professors and students. You can read the last edition of the AEconomic View here. The committee will take you approximately 2-3 hours a week.

ETP Committee

Also this year AEclipse organises the most prestigious thesis project of the Erasmus School of Economics:  the Erasmus Thesis Project (ETP). In cooperation with the Department of Economics we guide bachelor students in the process of writing a good quality thesis. Eventually, the best thesis will be rewarded with money and the everlasting honour of writing the best economic thesis of the year. The project starts around April and ends in September. For more information concerning the ETP check this page. The committee members are responsible for promoting the project among students, contacting external parties and organizing the workshops, pub lectures and the final ceremony in Rotterdam’s beautiful city hall. (Recruitment takes place halfway through the academic year) . The committee will approximately take 3-5 hours of your time per week.

City Trip Committee

Every year, besides the very intensive IRP trip, AEclipse organises a city trip within Europe. This is a great opportunity for students to interact in a socially more relaxed environment than our usual events, while also keeping an academic and cultural aspect in mind. As the city trip committee, you will be involved in deciding the destination and activities of this 4 day long trip which will take place in February.
The committee will take you approximately 2- 3 hours a week.

External Committee

The external committee will take care of setting up inhouse days with big companies and organising other events. As part of the committee you will have the chance to get in contact with a lot of interesting companies and organisations, as well as help organise the actual events at the Erasmus University. Do you want to help to set up the company workshops, search for prominent speakers and help organising inhouse days? Then you should definitely apply for the EX-committee!

Apply for an AEclipse committee here!