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In the academic year of 1991/1992, the faculties of social sciences and environmental sciences set up an Economics project in Utrecht. To connect students from different faculties with an interest in economics, an association was started. Ellis Elting, Marcel van Haasteren and Pepijn Nicolas founded Economie Combinatie Utrecht 1992 on the 24th of March in the Bondsraadzaal of the National Labour Union Museum in Amsterdam. Over the years, ECU’92 became one of the largest associations in Utrecht. Furthermore, it became an active, pleasant and vivid study association for all economics students of Utrecht University.

Utrecht University started an independent Economics bachelor program in the year 2000. The establishment of the Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) led to a large increase in the number of ECU’92 members. What started as a group of friends with a common interest, evolved to a professional organization playing an important role in the life and career of many students. With the introduction of the English taught bachelor program, ECU’92 became an internationally oriented association. The bilingualism within the association is one of the features which makes ECU’92 special among all study associations in the Netherlands. Another factor which strongly changed the association, was the restructuring and expansion of Master programs at U.S.E.. Due to this change, ECU’92 is shifting its focus more towards the master students. Currently ECU’92 has around 1000 members of which about 110 members are active in committees or communities.

Board of Recommendation

Bernard Wientjes

-Former Director of the VNO-NCW
-Voted the Netherlands’ most influential person

-Former visiting professor of Entrepreneurship and Leadership at the UU


Prof. dr. Janneke Plantenga

-Dean of the REBO faculty of Utrecht University

-Professor of Economics of the Welfare State

-Member of Social Economic Council: Commission Labour Market and Education Matters

Maxime Verhagen

 –Chairman Bouwend Nederland

-Vice prime minister (2010 – 2012)

-Speaker at the  Economic Conference 2015

Peter-Frans Pauwels

-CTO and Co-Founder at TomTom

-Speaker at the  Economic Conference Utrecht 2018

Alexander Ribbink

-Former Chief Operating Officer of TomTom

-Partner at Keen Venture Partners

-Speaker at the Economic Conference Utrecht 2018

Dr. Tsvi Vinig

-Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam Business School on Entrepreneurship & Innovation

-Speaker at the Economic Conference Utrecht 2018

Christian Felber

-Initiator “Economy for the Common Good”
-Lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business
-Speaker at Economic Conference Utrecht 2015

Prof. dr. Clemens Kool

-Professor of Finance and Financial Markets, U.S.E.

-Board member of the Dutch Royal Economic Association

-Dean of U.S.E. (2007 – 2011)

Prof. dr. Henk Kummeling

-Rector Magnificus of Utrecht University

-Former Chairman of the National Election Council

Linda Frietman

-CEO & Founder of Iamprogrez

-Speaker at the 2018 Economic Conference Utrecht

-On the 2017 list of most inspiring women in Tech in the Netherlands

Prof. dr. Klaus Zimmermann

-Former Director of IZA (Instituts zur Zukunft der Arbeit)

-Prominent professor in the field of Labour Economics

-Speaker at the Economic Conference Utrecht 2016

Jan Veldhuis

Chairman of the University Board of Utrecht University (1986 – 2003)

-Director-general OCW (1986 -2003

-Honorary member of ECU’92


Nout Wellink

-Member of the supervisory board of PWC

-Former President of De Nederlandsche Bank (1997-2011)

-Speaker at DLC lecture 2005

Hans Schenk

-Deputy Crown Member of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands

-Professor of Organisational Economics, U.S.E.

-Honorary member of ECU’92

Alexander Rinnooy Kan

-Former Chairman of the Social and Economic Council (SER) (2006-2012)

-Member of the Dutch Senate

-Speaker at the ECDU 2007

Frits Bolkestein

-European Commissioner for the internal market and taxes (1999 – 2004)

-Party Chairman of the VVD (1990 – 1998)

-Speaker at the Conference 2007

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