Victims airplane crash 17 July
\Erasmus University Rotterdam is shocked and saddened by the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday 17 July. The EUR mourns the death of a member of its academic family: Ali Salim, PhD candidate in the programme of Clinical Psychology of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Ali was traveling to his home country Malaysia to celebrate the end of Ramadan with his loved ones. Our thoughts are with Ali’s family, friends, (co)PhD supervisors and colleagues.
Working on maintaining a good position
A year which marked the launch of several radical policy programmes aimed at maintaining a good position in the coming years. This is how the annual report of Erasmus University Rotterdam describes the past year. The university also presented a new strategy for the coming four years. Both campuses underwent renovation work. 2013 was also the year of the centenary of Erasmus University.
King Willem-Alexander to attend Opening of the Academic Year
His Majesty King Willem-Alexander will be attending the festive Opening of the Academic Year 2014-2015 of Erasmus University Rotterdam on Monday, 1 September 2014. The occasion marks the end of the centennial celebrations of the university. Professor Hans Clevers, president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), will deliver the guest lecture.
‘Hot Research' by researchers at Erasmus University
Fifteen researchers from Erasmus University Rotterdam are regarded as ‘hot researchers’ in the list survey by Thomson Reuters of the most influential scientists in the world. Within The Netherlands, Erasmus University is the university with most researchers in this list.