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Erasmus University adopts recommendations of Task Force on Scientific Integrity

Recommendations on data management and storage, training by means of a dilemma game and the signing of the declaration of integrity are key facets of the final report of the Task Force on Scientific Integrity of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The Executive Board has decided to adopt the recommendations in full. The Task Force under the chairmanship of Professor Dr Finn Wynstra was set up in 2012 in the light of the widespread discussion about scrupulousness and integrity with the remit of clustering the initiatives that were already underway in the faculties.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Erasmus School of Economics and ISS co-initiators of KidsRights Index

On 19 November 2013, Dinand Webbink, Professor of Policy Evaluation at Erasmus School of Economics presented together with the Children’s rights organisation KidsRights and the International Institute of Social Studies the first KidsRights Index. This index is the first to provide insight into how countries all over the world score in the field of implementing children’s rights in five different domains: the right to life, health, education, protection and child rights environment. By launching the KidsRights Index, the initiators aim to bring children’s rights to the attention of a wide public and support the further implementation of children’s rights.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Centennial Dies Natalis Erasmus University Rotterdam

The past, the present and the future took centre stage on Friday 8 November 2013 at the celebration of the Centennial Dies Natalis of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The speeches during the official ceremony looked back on one hundred years of teaching and research and took stock of what had been achieved and what was still to be done. The celebrating university also conferred eight honorary doctorates and said farewell to the departing rector while welcoming the new one. About 2000 people attended the celebrations in De Doelen where Princess Beatrix was the guest of honour. 

Friday, 8 November 2013

Higher profit? Tailor memory cues to your audience

Consumers often use reminders to remember the bills to be paid on time, subscription to be renewed, and early bird specials. Companies often send reminders to consumers in their marketing. New research by PhD graduate Daniel Fernandes of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) shows that the use of reminders may accelerate the purchase of a product among certain consumers and delay it among other consumers. Tailoring memory cues to the target audience is key in a successful marketing strategy.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Eight honorary doctorates for the centennial of Erasmus University Rotterdam

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander is the honorary guest on Friday 8 November 2013 on the occasion of the Dies Natalis, the hundredth anniversary of the founding of Erasmus University Rotterdam in the De Doelen concert venue and conference centre. The university is conferring eight honorary doctorates on prominent scientists from all the disciplines at the university. On the same occasion Professor Dr Henk Schmidt will retire as rector and be succeeded by Professor Dr Huibert Pols.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

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