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Better result Erasmus University in Shanghai Ranking

Erasmus University Rotterdam has risen in two areas in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), or the Shanghai Ranking: Social Science and Economics / Business. In Economics/Business, Erasmus University is the highest ranked Dutch university on the list.

Friday, 15 August 2014

EUR honours impactful people by renaming campus buildings

Nine buildings on Woudestein campus will be named after influential academics or otherpeople who have made an impact, such as Nobel Prize winner Jan Tinbergen, the school’sfirst PhD student Willemien van der Goot, and of course Desiderius Erasmus. To celebratethe end of the 100th academic year, the renaming of these buildings is a tribute by EUR’sExecutive Board and Deans to people who have meant a lot to the university, itspredecessors Netherlands School of Commerce (NHH) or Netherlands School of Economics(NEH), or the city of Rotterdam. They have contributed to disciplines of the faculties, arealumni or had a major impact on establishing the university.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Greater budget share for mental health related to greater happiness

Availability of professional mental health care seems to be strongly related to average happiness in developed nations. Governments who want greater happiness for a larger number of its country’s citizens should consider investing more in mental health care, concludes research conducted by Giorgio Touburg, PhD candidate at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and Professor Ruut Veenhoven, Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO).

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Students discover opportunities in Rotterdam

Discovering all the opportunities available to students in Rotterdam. That’s the focus of Eurekaweek 2014, the official introduction week for the 2,400 new first-year students at Erasmus University Rotterdam which will take place from Monday 18 August to Thursday 21 August. The theme of this year’s introductory week is ‘Port of Opportunities’.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014