RSM celebrated by Aspen Institute for Excellence on Social and Environmental Issues
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University has demonstrated significant leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its MBA programme, according to the Aspen Institute’s 2009-2010 edition of Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial survey and alternative ranking of business schools. The school ranks 7th on a global list of the Top 100 business schools, being the first on the European list and second on an international non-US list. While many MBA rankings exist, only BGP looks beyond reputation and test scores to measure something much more important: how well schools are preparing their students for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business.
Erasmus University Rotterdam appoints Pauline van der Meer Mohr as president of the Executive Board and Bart Straatman as member
The Supervisory Board of the Erasmus University Rotterdam has appointed Pauline van der Meer Mohr LL.M. as president of the Executive Board from 1 January 2010. She succeeds Jan Willem Oosterwijk MSc, who is standing down due to ill health. Oosterwijk will continue to serve the board as an advisor. Bart Straatman will also be joining the Executive Board. He succeeds Kees van Rooijen MSc, who is leaving the EUR after eight years. Both new members are appointed for a four-year period.
PhD-Day organized by EPAR
On October 8, 2009, EPAR organizes its annual Phd-Day. PhD-students will be able to attend interesting and motivating lectures by rector magnificus Henk Schmidt and RSM's Will Felps, visit the printers and information market during the break to get in touch with several printers and key people from the university. Moreover they can participate in one of the four stimulating workshops.
Making the most of Warehouse Space
Web-based stores like Amazon and Alibaba do not require physical selling space or shops. Therefore, they can invest more in warehouses, admittedly a traditional facility but still compulsory to store products in this ‘new’ business era. In his PhD thesis entitled Stochastic Models and Analysis of Warehouse Operations, Yeming Gong provides an optimal method for searching the most efficient batch sizes as well as a polling-based dynamic order picking system for the warehouses in an online retailer environment. This will allow better and swifter service and lower cost. Gong will defend his PhD thesis on Thursday, 3 September 2009 at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
Festive ceremony marks reopening of the F Building
The F Building on the Woudestein Campus was completely renovated during the last few months and the former offices were converted into over a hundred large and comfortable student rooms. The F Building will be reopened in a festive atmosphere on Monday 24 August 2009. EUR employees and students will have an opportunity to view the new campus housing units during the afternoon of the Open House.