Green light for Erasmus University College
Erasmus University College has been given the definite go ahead. The curriculum of the new high-level programme of Erasmus University Rotterdam has now been officially approved. University College in the centre of Rotterdam will open its doors to its first cohort of students in September 2013.
Erasmus University fastest European riser in Times Higher Education (THE) ranking
This year Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) has risen in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking from 157 in 2011 to number 72 today. That makes Erasmus University the fastest European riser in the ranking of the leading 400 academic institutions in the world.
Successful try out of ‘Nominal is normal’
The new educational approach ‘Nominal is normal’ at Erasmus University Rotterdam is producing highly positive results. A try out at the Faculty of Social Sciences has revealed that more students are successfully securing the full complement of credits for a pass in their first year. Rector magnificus Professor Henk Schmidt presented the figures on the 'Nominal is normal' experiment at the opening of the Academic Year of Erasmus University. The new formula is ensuring that first year students get off to a flying start in their studies.
Strengthening the university’s autonomy
Erasmus University Rotterdam wants to become less dependent on government funding and to strengthen its financial autonomy. The goal is to explore new sources of revenue. This was the message given today by Pauline van der Meer Mohr, president of the Executive Board, at the opening of the Academic Year of Erasmus University. The guest speaker His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn emphasised the importance of strategic choices for universities and students. Rector magnificus Professor Henk Schmidt announced measures to combat breaches of academic integrity.
China's boom caused financial crisis
Today's financial crisis was caused by the rise of China. The saving frenzy of the Chinese led to an excess of cheap money. And that fuelled the US housing market bubble. Its collapse ushered in the financial crisis. So says Heleen Mees in her doctoral thesis entitled ‘Changing Fortunes – How China’s Boom Caused the Financial Crisis’. She will be awarded her doctorate on Tuesday 28 August 2012 at Erasmus University in Rotterdam.