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Interim dean appointed for Philosophy faculty

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

As of 1 October 2016, Professor Frank van der Duijn Schouten, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics of Operations Research and former Rector Magnificus of Tilburg University and VU University Amsterdam, will be serving as interim dean of EUR’s faculty of Philosophy. Van der Duijn Schouten will be heading a study into the long-term development of the faculty’s programme portfolio and the recruitment of new academic talent. The faculty’s present dean, Professor Jack Vromen, has announced that he will not be pursuing a second term of office. Professor Vromen will be stepping down at his own request in order to concentrate on his academic activities. The schedule for September will be devoted to transferring current programmes and responsibilities and familiarising the future interim dean with faculty arrangements.

Robin L. Lumsdaine appointed professor at Erasmus School of Economics

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

As of 1 September 2016 the American econometrician Robin L. Lumsdaine has been appointed Professor of Applied Econometrics at Erasmus School of Economics through a five-year cooperative arrangement with American University, her home institution.

‘Tolerating inequality biggest mistake of mankind since communism’

Monday, 29 August 2016

Tolerating inequality is the biggest mistake of mankind since communism. The gains of globalisation and technology must be fairly shared, according to Minister Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. She was the guest speaker at the Opening of the Academic Year of Erasmus University Rotterdam on Monday, August 29th, 2016. Furthermore, the university announced to launch a double degree program with Codarts and Willem de Kooning Academy. Also, the university will enable fifty student refugees to study in Rotterdam.

William Klaver is the Student in the Spotlight

Monday, 22 August 2016

Economics and Public Administration student William Klaver is this year’s ‘Student in the Spotlight’ during the Opening of the Academic Year on August 29, 2016.  With this new segment, Erasmus University wants to award students with inspiring projects. William Klaver is the driving force behind a project of putting the sport of volleyball back on the map in Rotterdam.

Erasmus University improves score in Shanghai ranking

Monday, 15 August 2016

Erasmus University Rotterdam has risen in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai ranking. The university is now among the top 150 in the world in this important research ranking.

Situation Turkish academics and students

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)’s first concerns are with the Turkish academic staff and students, who are temporarily working or studying in the Netherlands. They can possibly be called back to Turkey by their home university.

Five Erasmus University students to Olympic Games

Monday, 18 July 2016

Five students from Erasmus University Rotterdam are taking part in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. They are hockey players Seve van Ass, Marloes Keetels and Larissa Meijer, track cyclist Joost van der Burg and horse rider Merel Blom. Recently, the Dutch team for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was introduced.

Twelve Veni’s for Erasmus University Rotterdam

Friday, 15 July 2016

Twelve promising young scientists from the Erasmus University Rotterdam have been awarded a Veni grant of maximum 250.000 euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).  With this Veni grant they are able to continue to elaborate on their own ideas for the upcoming three years. The Erasmus MC received nine Veni’s, at campus Woudestein the Veni’s go to recent PhD graduates from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus School of Economics and Rotterdam school of Management.

Erasmus University in ‘Universiteitsstrijd’ quiz show

Monday, 11 July 2016

Patrick Aarnoudse, Kevin Bruggeman and Ymro Hoogendoorn are going to represent Erasmus University Rotterdam  in a new televised quiz show for university students: ‘Universiteitsstrijd’ (‘University Battle’). On Friday 24 June, the Erasmus team successfully made it through the qualifiers, meaning that they can now enter the fray with student teams from seven other Dutch universities. The quiz, which will be broadcast by NTR, can be watched every weekday from 5 September on NPO2 (15 programmes in all).

Erasmus University achieves objectives set out in agreement with government

Friday, 8 July 2016

Improvement of study success rates; internationalisation of the education programme; strengthening of top-level research groups: three of the ambitions formulated in 2012 that Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) has managed to achieve over the past years. In the university’s recently published Annual Report for 2015, these ambitions - part of EUR’s performance agreements with the Dutch government – are highlighted. 

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