ESR | Barcelona

ESR BARCELONA, Join for an amazing week full of companies, culture and clubs!


This year’s destination for ESR Spring will be Barcelona! From the 19th to the 26th of May, a group of 25 students, 2 professors and 6 committee members will take the week to visit this beautiful Spanish city. The trip will consist of a combination of cultural activities, company visits with the aim of furthering our research, and chances to experience the amazing nightlife the city has to offer.

The ESR is a unique experience for students. It’s an opportunity to bring something unique to your university experience, a chance to broaden and diversify your skill set, a way to improve your research related abilities, as well as an amazing way to create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. All of this on the beautiful Spanish coast.

Barcelona is a city that is home to a unique combination of multinationals from a variety of extremely relevant markets, and exciting startups with great prospects. This year, the research theme will be “Unlocking the competitive edge of Spain’s dynamic economic engine”. You will be split up in to teams of 5 students, each with a specific subtheme to focus on. More information about the subthemes can be found under the theme tab.

The ESR experience begins with an opening dinner, followed by 7 weeks of lectures, dinners and socials every Monday night. A variety of different topics, lecturers and points of view will be seen each week. After we return, there will be another 2 weeks of lectures before the final dinner in order to put the finishing touches on your work.

The total cost of joining will be €200,-, which includes plane tickets, accommodation and transportation during our stay, as well as various other activities to take part in.

This ESR experience is one that is unique, and should not be missed! In order to take part in this amazing project, sign up on the website. Applications open on the 6th of Febuary and close on the 18th of Febuary, 23:59!

For any other questions about the trip, feel free to contact us at esrspring@ebfgroningen.nl.