News overview

Number of international students still on the increase

Monday, 24 October 2016

Erasmus University Rotterdam is attracting an increasing number of international students: the number of students from abroad has increased by 13% to more than 5,300 this academic year. These were the results from the annual census of students held on 1 October. The total student population currently numbers about 26,000.

TEDxErasmusUniversity to explore ideas about boosting people’s well-being

Friday, 21 October 2016

MBA students from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and Young Erasmus are organising the third edition of TEDxErasmusUniversity, which will take place in the Erasmus Paviljoen on Friday 4 November 2016. Seating is limited for this exclusive event, which will showcase ideas to help people becoming healthier and happier. Among the speakers is Ben van Berkel, the architect of Rotterdam’s Erasmus bridge. 

Ukraine benefits from closer cooperation with EU

Monday, 17 October 2016

Closer economic cooperation with the European Union has significant benefits for Ukraine. Closer ties with Europe could lead to a growth in exports of Ukraine by 98 percent, the thesis of an econometrician Irena Mikolajun shows. Closer economic cooperation is part of the much-discussed association agreement with Ukraine, which was rejected in a referendum in the Netherlands. Mikolajun defends her dissertation on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

ISS selected to carry out evaluation of maternal and child health project in Ethiopia

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

ISS to lead the evaluation of this Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) managed project

Vacancy for post-doctoral researchers on gender, governance and development in DRC

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

ISS is looking for three post-doc researchers for a two year period (1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018).

Jan van Ours appointed professor Applied Economics

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

As of 1 October 2016 Jan van Ours has been appointed Professor of Applied Economics, with focus on Labor, Health, and Well-Being, at Erasmus School of Economics.

Focus on consumer behaviour during 103rd Dies Natalis

Friday, 30 September 2016

How do consumers behave in this age of digitalization? How can we translate customer insights into new products and services? And does the ‘homo economicus’ actually exist? The focus is on consumer behaviour during this year’s Dies Natalis of Erasmus University Rotterdam on Tuesday 8 November 2016. The American scientists John R. Hauser and Dan Ariely each receive an Honarary Doctorate during the ceremony, with ‘Consumer Behaviour in the Digital Economy’ being the central theme.

How do humanitarian crises originate and evolve?

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Inaugrual lecture by Professor Thea Hilhorst

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.