FAECTOR Excellence Programme

The FAECTOR Excellence Programme is a programme designed for the highly motivated Econometrie/Econometrics/BSc2 students. The goal of the programme is to give Bachelor students (pre-Master, second year or higher) the opportunity to explore different sides of an econometric theme. In cooperation with Erasmus School of Economics, FAECTOR proudly presents the theme of the Excellence Programme 2019: Econometrics & Blockchain.

Blockchain is surely one of the hottest topics of the coming decades. It all started in 2008 as the public transaction ledger of the cryptocurrency bitcoin, but soon many other applications came to light. Blockchains started popping up in the world of banking, insurance, logistics, social media, you name it. One thing is sure, society as we know it will never be the same.

Are you a bachelor student (second year or higher + pre-Master) and do you want to broaden your knowledge besides your studies? Then the Excellence Programme will be the perfect fit for you! Examples of topics that will be discussed this year are: “How is econometrics related to Blockchain?”, “How do Blockchains work?” and “How are Blockchains related to cryptocurrencies?”. Besides building on your academic knowledge, you will get the opportunity to develop your writing and soft skills with workshops and papers. In addition, you will get to meet several companies during the programme, like Shell and the Dutch National Bank, and see how Blockchain is applied in reality.  Last but not least you will receive 4 extracurricular ECTS and a certificate signed by the dean of Erasmus School of Economics, if you finish this programme successfully.

The FAECTOR Excellence Programme of 2019 starts in January and ends in June. We will have weekly sessions in block 3, 4 and 5 (excluding week 8 of each block), being either a guest lecture, a company visit, or a workshop. At the end of the Programme you will present your final paper during the ceremony to show your fellow students and family what you have learned during the Programme. Here you will also receive your certificate. Practical information about the programme can be found below.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask us at excellence@faector.nl

Previous themes:

  • 2016: Econometrics & Big Data

  • 2017: Econometrics & Health

  • 2018: Econometrics & Artificial Intelligence