FAECTOR/ESE Excellence Programme

The FAECTOR/ESE Excellence Programme is designed for highly-motivated and academically high-performing students in Econometrie, Econometrics, and BSc2. The goal of the programme is to give Bachelor (second year and higher) and pre-Master students the opportunity to explore a topic outside the scope of the regular bachelor and master curricula, and its connections with Econometrics and Operations Research, by learning both the theory and how to apply it in practice. Upon successful completion, students will receive 4 extracurricular ECTS and a certificate signed by the dean of the Erasmus School of Economics.

The themes in the previous years were:

  • 2016: Econometrics & Big Data

  • 2017: Econometrics & Health

  • 2018: Econometrics & Artificial Intelligence

  • 2019: Econometrics & Blockchain

  • 2020: Econometrics & Deep Learning

  • 2021: Econometrics & Cybersecurity

  • 2022: Econometrics & Climate

  • 2023: Econometrics & Health

The FAECTOR/ESE Excellence Programme starts in January and ends in June. Applications run throughout the month of December and the beginning of January. There are weekly sessions in blocks 3, 4 and 5 (excluding week 8 of each block), consisting of either a guest lecture, a company visit, or a workshop. Lectures and workshops will be on Wednesdays from 15:00 until 17:00. This year's subject will be Econometrics & Essentials.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Excellence Programme Committee at excellence.committee@faector.nl!