About EFR

With over 7000 members, EFR is one of the most active and most professional study associations of the Netherlands. From academic events, to recruitment occasions and social gatherings; we bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Each year, we organise various activities and events for students of Erasmus School of Economics, as well as other students of the Erasmus University. Among other things, we offer the cheapest books, provide study support, and organise social events to help students feel at home in Rotterdam. We also help prepare you for the labour market, bring you in touch with your future employer, and enhance your student experience.

EFR history

EFR is the oldest study association of Rotterdam. Founded in 1925, EFR has a longstanding relationship with the student life in Rotterdam. Over the years a large variety of events were organised. Click below to view a timeline containing the key events of EFR from 1925-2023.

our history

The 60th EFR Board

Each year, 9 driven and enthusiastic students run EFR. The board is responsible for running the association and determining its course for the future. They are in charge of over 170 committee members and around 70 events a year. For more information, click 'Meet our board' below.

Board Photo 2023-2024

Bridging the gap between theory and practice

The mission of the Economic Faculty association Rotterdam (EFR) is to bridge the gap between theory and practice. EFR organises study related activities for economically orientated students at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and aims to provide students with a unique experience.

    Wall of fame

    Over the years, many prominent speakers visited EFR to receive awards and inspire students of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

    • Mark Rutte

      Prime Minister of the Netherlands. Participated in the EFR/Eenvandaag Debate in 2017.
    • Paul Polman

      CEO of Unilever. Participated in Transform your World in 2016
    • Arundhati Bhattacharya

      Chair of the State Bank of India. Spoke at the EFR World of Business Congress in 2017
    • Ban Ki-Moon

      Secretary General of the United Nations. Visited EFR in 2016 to receive the World Leader Cycle Award
    • Mikhail Gorbachev

      President of the Soviet Union from 1990 until 1991. Visited EFR in 1996 to receive the World Leader Cycle Award.
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    Flagship events

    Each year EFR organises multiple events which take over the campus. Below you can find an overview of these events.

    EFR bodies

    The EFR board is not on their own. Several bodies, existing of former board members help the board with long term strategic decision making and the relationship management with its alumni members.

    • Supervisory board

      The EFR supervisory board fulfills an important advisory role towards the board. They support the board in meeting the long term strategy and goals. The EFR board reports to the supervisory board every six weeks to discuss matters on a strategic level. The supervisory board consists of 11 former EFR fulltime members. The current members are Dirk van den Beuken (chairman), Martijn Hendrickx, Jolien Los, Heleen Koch, Rosalie Boulan, Rogier Hoogeveen, Robert Nieuwenhuis, Fleuur Bruijnzeels, Anna-Fien Botter, Vere Lammers, Pien Kuijer
    • Alumni board

      The EFR alumni board is responsible for organising events for EFR alumni members. EFR alumni members include former board members and committee members. Their goal is to make sure you stay in touch with the valuable contacts you made during your time as a student. Members of the EFR alumni board are former board or committee members. Currently the board exists of Friso Oosten, Robert Nieuwenhuis, Narges Kobakiwal (secretary), Rosalie Boulan, Anna-Fien Botter, Marjolien Keijzer, Johan Nieuwenhujzen
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    • Verification committee

      The verification committee supervises the treasurer of the current EFR board in all financial aspects of the association. The verification committee consists of four former board members and ensures a consistent financial administration and the financial stability. This is for now and for the future. They do so by checking the treasurer's bookkeeping every 4 weeks. Members of the verification committee are Tijn Hoogeveen, Jesse Bijleveld, Mara Felix, Arjan van Amerongen, Joris van Beek, Frédérique Schellekens
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