Start Erasmus Graduate School Humanities, Social & Behavioural Sciences
Construction of a new Graduate School has begun at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). The Erasmus Graduate School for Humanities, Social & Behavioural Sciences (EGS-HSBS) will host doctoral research and teaching for a number of faculties and institutes. These are the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSW in its Dutch acronym), the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus School of History, Communication and Culture (ESHCC) and the Faculty of Philosophy.
Fourteen famous philosophers in mutual conversation
A very special exhibition can be viewed in the Erasmus University Rotterdam from Tuesday 11 October. Plastic artist Eveline van Duyl has created busts of 22 significant philosophers from Western history, with 14 of them on show in the ‘Erasmus Galery’ art display area.
Chances in intensive collaboration
Being ready to face the world of tomorrow means thinking ahead and daring to make choices. The Universities of Delft, Leiden and Rotterdam have made such a choice: intensive collaboration. This will mean that our research can improve even further, that there will be a greater choice of degree programmes for students and that small-scale teaching will be guaranteed specifically because it is spread over multiple locations. In short, the quality of the institution will improve, which will ensure that the universities continue to attract the best talent.
Van Houten: universities must make choices
Universities have to make choices and need to specialise more in their strong points according to Philips’ chairman drs. Frans van Houten in his guest lecture at the opening of the Academic Year at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). Mr. Pauline van der Meer Mohr, chairman of the Executive Board spoke of the cooperative plans with the universities of Leiden and Delft, and the rector magnificus Professor dr. Henk Schmidt explained the introduction of the new system designed to ensure that students complete their studies within the prescribed period (‘jaarklassensystem’).
Rotterdam host city for International Symposium on Forecasting
Rotterdam recently won the bid in Prague for the International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF). This economics conference will welcome 500 international academic participants and will be held for three days in June 2014 at De Doelen Concert Hall and Congress Centre. This conference, which is a joint undertaking of Rotterdam Marketing, De Doelen, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and the Erasmus MC Conference Agency, is expected to generate more than a half million euros in revenue.