News overview

The Netherlands climbs one place in Global Gender Gap Index 2015

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Each year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) publishes its Global Gender Gap Index, which provides an insight into the inequality between males and females which affects more than 90 per cent of the world’s population. The 2015 report measures the gap between men and women in 145 countries across four key areas: economic participation, access to education, access to health care and life expectancy, and political influence. After dropping from 11th to 14th place in the standings last year, the Netherlands has climbed to a 13th place again this year. The WEF is hosted by INSCOPE: Research for Innovation. Henk Volberda, professor of strategic management and business policy at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), was in charge of the team investigating the Dutch gender gap. 

Dutch companies achieve more innovations

Friday, 20 November 2015

Research institute INSCOPE: Research for Innovation at Erasmus University Rotterdam conducts the Erasmus Competition and Innovation Monitor every year. The research is led by Prof. Henk Volberda, professor of strategic management and business policy at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). Announcements of the research results and the most innovative company in the Netherlands took place on Thursday 19 November 2015 during the Innovation Festival 2015 in the Rotterdam Science Tower. According to Henk Volberda, Dutch companies achieve more innovations, but investments in technological innovation continue to fall.

Response to the attacks in Paris

Monday, 16 November 2015

The Erasmus University Rotterdam community has been shocked by the horrific events in Paris last Friday. Several students and staff members of our university were staying in Paris. As far as we know, no one was injured.

Pearl Dykstra in High Level Group of Scientific Advisors at the European Commission

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Professor Pearl Dykstra, Sociologist from Erasmus University Rotterdam, has been appointed to the European Commission’s High Level Group of Scientific Advisors. The group of seven European top scientists is to use scientific insight to advise the Commission and so contribute to the quality of European regulations. The establishment of the High Level Group (HLG) marks the start of the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism.

102nd Dies Natalis: global health

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Erasmus University Rotterdam honoured two prominent American scientists during the 102nd Dies Natalis on Monday 9 November 2015. Paul Gertler and John Ioannidis received honorary doctorates during the academic ceremony, the theme of which was global health. Rector Magnificus Huibert Pols also presented the Athena Award to Maria Grever.