Expansion of cooperation with Fudan University
Erasmus University Rotterdam and Fudan University (Shanghai) are set to cooperate more closely. On Monday the 26th of May 2014, Pauline van der Meer Mohr, President of the Executive Board of Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Professor Yang Yuliang, President of Fudan University, signed the agreement in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China, under which cooperation will be expanded. The universities will expand their joint activities in education and research, particularly in the medical field.
Erasmus University Rotterdam students satisfied with new campus
Students of Erasmus University Rotterdam are very satisfied with their study environment. This is one of the most striking results of the 2014 National Student Survey. Regarding all issues addressed, students of Erasmus University Rotterdam rate it higher relative to the preceding year and, in addition, higher on average than students of other universities rate their respective institutions.
How to win a price war
Companies that do not have the best cost structure can still come out on top in a price war. New research by Associate Professor Patrick Reinmoeller of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) shows that a carefully laid battle plan can result in victory – without having an optimal cost structure. It is possible for any company to win, provided it establishes that conditions are right for a price fight; picks a weaker opponent; confines itself to a clearly delineated area; as well as keep everything hush-hush in the run-up to the attack.
Taking a break from group discussion improves development performance
There’s a quick way to increase the number of innovative ideas at work. New research by Associate Professor Daan Stam of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University demonstrates that shortly suspending group debate to reflect and generate ideas individually leads to more ideas and more diverse ideas compared to traditional, continuous group debates. This no-cost, easy-to-deploy method for increasing development productivity has now successfully been tested.
Erasmus University Rotterdam signs cooperation agreements with Chinese universities
Erasmus University Rotterdam has concluded new academic and collaboration agreements with two leading universities in China. Pauline van der Meer Mohr, president of the Executive Board of Erasmus University Rotterdam, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with both Tsinghua University and Wuhan University. These two new agreements mean that Erasmus University Rotterdam now has a total of 14 MoUs with Chinese universities.