International Research Project Committee


Academic Committee

At the start of Block 5 (beginning of May), AEclipse’s yearly International Research Project will take place. In this project, a group of students spends two weeks in a developing country, and undertakes meaningful research typically related to a topic in international/policy economics.

Committee members are involved in the organisation of the research and the trip. 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 Development Economics Commissioner, who will be happy to answer your questions, at


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

Additionally, the committee helps run the National Economics Olympiad. The goal of NEO is to create a meeting point for talented university students and provide them an opportunity to prove themselves in an academic competition. The NEO competition consists of open-ended questions created by professors from all over the Netherlands. In the afternoon, there is 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 is responsible for choosing 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


Erasmus Thesis Project Committee

As part of the Marketing Committee, you take care of the marketing of all kinds of events. Committee members keep the website up-to-date and can create new designs and upgrades. The committee is also responsible for sharing information on AEclipse’s social media channels. As such, it plays a key role in maintaining and further improving the brand image of the association.

Finally, the committee stays informed on all upcoming events all throughout the year, as it is in charge of the design of promotional material and advertising the event to students. In this role, you really get to explore your creative side! The committee will take you approximately 2-3 hours a week.

Each year, AEclipse organises the most prestigious thesis competition of the Erasmus School of Economics:  the Erasmus Thesis Project (ETP). In cooperation with the Department of Economics we guide final-year bachelor students in the process of writing a good quality thesis. Eventually, the best thesis is rewarded with a monetary prize and the everlasting honour of writing the best Economics thesis of the year.

The project starts around April and ends in September. 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. The committee will approximately take 3-5 hours of your time per week.



City Trip Committee


External 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 the academic and cultural aspect in mind.


As part of the City Trip Committee, you will be involved in deciding the destination and activities of this 4-day long trip which usually takes place around February to March. The committee will take you approximately 2-3 hours a week.


The External Committee takes care of setting up in-house days with big companies and public sector institutions, as well as organising other career-oriented events. As part of the committee you will have the chance to get in contact with a lot of interesting companies and organisations. Furthermore, you build good relationships with staff at the Erasmus University, as you collaborate on official recruitment events on campus.


Do you want to help arrange company workshops, search for prominent speakers and prepare in-house days? Then this committee is the perfect fit! It will take you around 2-3 hours per week.


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