News overview

Erasmus University College links Pre-Med programme with St. George’s University

Monday, 26 September 2016

Erasmus University College (EUC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with St. George’s University in Grenada, paving the way for EUC students to receive world-leading medical training. The agreement, the first of its kind between the two institutions, will allow qualified students the opportunity to obtain the Doctor of Medicine Degree at St. George’s University.

Higher position for Erasmus University in THE ranking

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Erasmus University Rotterdam ranks 69 in the 2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Ranking. This is a slight increase compared to position 71 in the previous edition of this important ranking. For the first time there are thirteen Dutch universities in the top 200 of the THE ranking.

Literature as an empathy machine?

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Doctoral research by Emy Koopman shows that reading literary texts can increase our empathic understanding for others, but warns not to reduce literature to an empathy machine. In her NWO-financed doctoral research project ‘Reading Suffering,’ Emy Koopman explored the effect of literary texts about grief and depression on our understanding for others and on reflection. She defends her dissertation on Friday 30 Spetember 2016 at Erasmus University Rotterdam.



Cum Laude for PhD researcher Christina Sathyamala

Monday, 19 September 2016

'Nutrition: Contested Meanings: A Theoretical and Empirical Enquiry'

More efficient order picking for the online shopping rush

Monday, 12 September 2016

One of the perks of online shopping is being able to place orders at any time of day. In the warehouse where orders are fulfilled, such customer flexibility can lead to unpredictable peaks in the flow of incoming orders. Designing a picking system that can ship out packages quickly and efficiently to customers, even when order volumes unexpectedly spike, can be a challenge. PhD candidate Jelmer van der Gaast of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) developed models that can help designers to create optimal design and control methods to improve the performance of picking systems.

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.