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The AEclipse International Research Project is expanding! 

Do you want to be part of an impactful real-world project and gain hands-on research experience? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

AEclipse presents a unique opportunity for (pre-)master students at Erasmus School of Economics to engage in an International Research Project (IRP). The IRP involves a selected group of motivated students engaging in meaningful research in a developing country in collaboration with firms, governments, and NGOs.


This year’s AEclipse International Research Project will (most likely) take place in NAMIBIA and focus on socio-economic and agricultural issues in the country. 

Why Participate in the IRP?

The IRP represents a mix of social, academic and professional activities all packed into a two week study trip. As a researcher, you will have the chance to apply your economic knowledge in real-world scenarios, bridging the gap between theory and practice. The beauty of the project lies in the unification of academic research done in Rotterdam and on-the-ground experiences from local experts, academics and businesses at the destination. Researchers will join either the quantitative analysis or qualitative analysis team, based on your skills and interests.

Who Are We Looking For?

  • Highly motivated (pre-)master student

  • Pursuing a (pre-)master's degree at Erasmus School of Economics

  • Passionate about applying economic knowledge to real-world challenges

  • Fluent in English (Dutch proficiency not required)

This opportunity is open to all master/pre-master students at ESE, and fluency in Dutch is not a prerequisite. If you are a highly motivated student pursuing a master's degree looking to make an impact, join us!

To apply, please fill in the form below and as a last step, send your CV by email to before the 25th of December!


We are looking forward to receiving your application! 


In case you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact us via or to visit us in




  • Recruitment for research specialists

  • Topic:  The compounded effects of the Russia-Ukraine conflict-induced fertilizer crisis on agricultural productivity in Namibia alongside its existing challenges of poverty.

  • Consisting of 5 months desk research (8-12 hours/week) and a 2-week research trip to Namibia in April-May 

  • Cost of the trip: € 750-€800 (all-inclusive, participation in the trip is not mandatory) 

  • Deadline: 25th December at 11:59 am! (CV + motivation letter)


Stay Connected

For a sneak peek into the IRP journey, follow our Instagram @irp_aeclipse. Watch out for updates and get ready to dive into a world of inquiry and adventure.

Be the change you wish to see and join the AEclipse IRP team today!

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