News overview

Erasmus University improves score in Shanghai ranking

Monday, 15 August 2016

Erasmus University Rotterdam has risen in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai ranking. The university is now among the top 150 in the world in this important research ranking.

First-year students to go on an expedition during Eurekaweek

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

An expedition to get to know the city, the study programme and each other. 'Your EURban Expedition’ is the theme for this year’s Eurekaweek, the ‘welcome week’ at Erasmus University Rotterdam from Monday 15th until Thursday 18th August, 2016. Around 2900 new students are taking part. This year, a number of new elements have been incorporated into Eurekaweek, such as an introduction to cultural activities as well as special events for new master’s students. 

Situation Turkish academics and students

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)’s first concerns are with the Turkish academic staff and students, who are temporarily working or studying in the Netherlands. They can possibly be called back to Turkey by their home university.

EUR supports the statement of the VSNU and the EUA, in which European universities speak against the actions targeting Turkish universities and their staffs.

International academic values and the principles of academic freedom prevail for EUR. Science is eminently international. Academics and students should be able to move freely. Be sure to read the statement by Magna Charta Observatory.

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Five Erasmus University students to Olympic Games

Friday, 15 July 2016

Five students from Erasmus University Rotterdam are taking part in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. They are hockey players Seve van Ass, Marloes Keetels and Larissa Meijer, track cyclist Joost van der Burg and horse rider Merel Blom. Recently, the Dutch team for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was introduced.

Twelve Veni’s for Erasmus University Rotterdam

Friday, 15 July 2016

Twelve promising young scientists from the Erasmus University Rotterdam have been awarded a Veni grant of maximum 250.000 euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).  With this Veni grant they are able to continue to elaborate on their own ideas for the upcoming three years. The Erasmus MC received nine Veni’s, at campus Woudestein the Veni’s go to recent PhD graduates from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus School of Economics and Rotterdam school of Management.