News overview

Erasmus University really helps you prepare for a career, Rotterdam students say

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The 2015 National Student Survey results show that Erasmus University students feel that studying in Rotterdam really helps them prepare for their future careers. According to the survey, students consider that they acquire practical skills and often come into contact with professionals and future employers during their study programme. The results of this annual survey held among students in the Netherlands were published today by Studiekeuze 123.

Delicious Turkey'': Alternative Ways of Representing Turkey in Print Media

Thursday, 21 May 2015

By commodifying Turkey, British lifestyle journalism manifests existing economic and political inequalities, and suggests an unequal power relationship between Turkey and Britain. This is one of the outcomes of the PhD thesis ‘Representing Turkey: An Analysis of the Power and Politics of Turkey’s Representation in British Lifestyle News’ by Nilyufer Hamid. Lifestyle news are not necessarily uncritical by definition; they shed new light on how national identity is projected in such news texts, says Hamid. She defends her thesis at Erasmus University Rotterdam on Thursday 28 May 2015.

Distance: a surprising way to keep your company ethical

Monday, 18 May 2015

It is often assumed that unethical behaviour at the top ‘trickles down’ to lower levels in organisations. However, if middle managers keep their distance from misbehaving bosses, they can prevent unethical behaviour from dripping down through the organisation and break the top-down chain of unethical guidance, according to new research by Gijs van Houwelingen of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). So companies that want to be moralistic shouldn’t only look to the top layer of management for guidance.

Last look inside employee apartments on Campus Woudestein

Friday, 15 May 2015

Later this year, the three employee apartments on Erasmus University Rotterdam’s Campus Woudestein will make way for the new 'Park Noord'. As a tribute, between 18 and 28 May 2015, two of the apartments will be hosting the ‘Campus life over the years’ exhibition organised by the university. The exhibition will include previously unseen pictures of the campus, portraits of international students and unique stories from former residents.

Project exhibition by Brazilian students on Tarwewijk

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Brazilian students from the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), part of Erasmus University Rotterdam, have conducted a research on the Tarwewijk in Rotterdam. During an exhibition on 8 and 9 May, they present a plan to improve this neighbourhood.