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Game changers: learn how serious games work

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Training medical professionals for their work in the emergency room. Solving traffic problems by getting commuters to choose public transport or a bike over their cars. Or playfully motivating employees in a steel factory to increase the company’s productivity. These are just a few of the purposes for which serious games are used. In a new Massive Online Open Course (MOOC), media scholars of Erasmus University Rotterdam teach you what serious games are and how they work. Also, they take you on a tour along some of the most cutting-edge serious games that are developed by several Rotterdam-based game companies.

Recommended serving size leads to reduced consumption

Friday, 15 April 2016

Larger portions and packages are an important cause of the increase in the number of people with overweight and obesity. How can this portion size effect be prevented? Behavioural economist Iris Versluis conducted research on a number of measures for her thesis. Among others, it emerged that placing an image of the recommended serving size on the packaging had the desired effect. Versluis will obtain her doctorate on Thursday, 21 April 2016 at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Almost 30,000 euros for Erasmus Education Fund

Friday, 15 April 2016

Nearly 30,000 euros has been raised for the Erasmus Education Fund during the Erasmus Charity Run 2016, which has been run during the Rotterdam Marathon on April 10. The runners were responsible for more than 16,000 euros, the Executive Board added 13,000 euros. 

International students very satisfied with Erasmus University

Thursday, 7 April 2016

International students at Erasmus University Rotterdam are very satisfied with their university. More than 90% have said they are happy, which is a bigger percentage than at other higher education institutions in the Netherlands. This has emerged from the annual International Student Barometer (ISB), an independent survey carried out by I-Graduate among international students to discover how satisfied they are with the institution they are studying at. In this year’s ISB, more than 1,650 international students at Erasmus University gave their views on the education, accommodation, reception and support they receive.

Erasmus Charity Run: running for a good cause

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

More than 500 students, staff and alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam will be collecting money for the Erasmus Education Fund during the Rotterdam Marathon. They are the biggest team taking part in this running event. The Erasmus Education Fund provides talented underprivileged youngsters with student grants. Participants in the Erasmus Charity Run are sponsored for about 15,000 euros.