Erasmus University encourages contact and cooperation among young talent
Erasmus University has launched a new network of young talented researchers called Young Erasmus by analogy with The Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The aim is to encourage contact and interdisciplinary cooperation among these researchers who may be invited to sit on juries for prizes and subsidies or participate in the Wetenschapsknooppunt, a science learning hub for children in primary schools. The first twelve excellent researchers were announced last week. Ultimately Young Erasmus will comprise a group of twenty five who will be members for five years.
Erasmus University wants to introduce the “Nominal=Normal” system
Erasmus University Rotterdam has definitely decided that it wants to introduce the “Nominal=Normal” system in the coming academic year. At the moment, an extensive trial is underway with the new activating educational approach. The plan of the Executive Board and the deans is based on the interim report of the try-out that has been published.
New pavilion is called Erasmus Pavilion
The new student pavilion by architect combination De Zwartehond / Powerhouse company on the new campus Woudestein is named Erasmus Pavilion. This name was the second name from three hundred entries, because unfortunately the first chosen name could not be used.With a restaurant and bar, waterside terrace, study / work areas and a multipurpose hall for events is the Erasmus Pavilion the place to be for students, staff and visitors of Erasmus University Rotterdam from September 2013.
Double Bachelor degree at Erasmus School of Economics
At Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) students can study both Economics and Econometrics. Due to the fact that these two studies complement each other ESE introduces a double bachelor programme called BSc2 Econometrics/Economics which will start in September 2013. Ambitious students can obtain both diploma’s in four years, instead of six years if the two programmes would be followed separately. The new double study Econometrics / Economics is the first of its kind in the Netherlands.
Large European comparative research project into social innovation in the public sector
The department of Public Administration of the Erasmus University will be the coordinator of a large international comparative research project into the drivers and barriers behind social innovation practices in the public sector. The project is funded by 7th Framework Program of the European Commission involving 2,5 Million euros. The research will be conducted in eleven European countries (Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Rumania, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom). To achieve this a consortium of universities and research institutes in these countries has been formed. The project will start February, the 1st 2013 and will last for 3,5 years. The project will be coordinated by professor Victor Bekkers, professor of public administration and dr. Lars Tummers, assistant professor of public administration.