The Netherlands climbs one place in Global Gender Gap Index 2015
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Each year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) publishes its Global Gender Gap Index, which provides an insight into the inequality between males and females which affects more than 90 per cent of the world’s population. The 2015 report measures the gap between men and women in 145 countries across four key areas: economic participation, access to education, access to health care and life expectancy, and political influence. After dropping from 11th to 14th place in the standings last year, the Netherlands has climbed to a 13th place again this year. The WEF is hosted by INSCOPE: Research for Innovation. Henk Volberda, professor of strategic management and business policy at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), was in charge of the team investigating the Dutch gender gap.
Dutch companies achieve more innovations
Friday, 20 November 2015
Research institute INSCOPE: Research for Innovation at Erasmus University Rotterdam conducts the Erasmus Competition and Innovation Monitor every year. The research is led by Prof. Henk Volberda, professor of strategic management and business policy at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). Announcements of the research results and the most innovative company in the Netherlands took place on Thursday 19 November 2015 during the Innovation Festival 2015 in the Rotterdam Science Tower. According to Henk Volberda, Dutch companies achieve more innovations, but investments in technological innovation continue to fall.
Response to the attacks in Paris
Monday, 16 November 2015
The Erasmus University Rotterdam community has been shocked by the horrific events in Paris last Friday. Several students and staff members of our university were staying in Paris. As far as we know, no one was injured.
102nd Dies Natalis: global health
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Erasmus University Rotterdam honoured two prominent American scientists during the 102nd Dies Natalis on Monday 9 November 2015. Paul Gertler and John Ioannidis received honorary doctorates during the academic ceremony, the theme of which was global health. Rector Magnificus Huibert Pols also presented the Athena Award to Maria Grever.
First Athena Award presented to Professor Dr Maria Grever
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Professor Dr Maria Grever is the very first recipient of the new Athena Award, which will be presented during Erasmus University Rotterdam’s Dies Natalis on Monday 9 November 2015. The award is intended for staff members who have made an exceptional contribution to the promotion of female talent, and as such set an example for their colleagues. The Athena Award was established by the Erasmus Network of Female Professors (ENVH).
Colleagues who know ‘who knows what’ are beneficial for business
Monday, 2 November 2015
Over time, employees gather a body of collective knowledge that becomes increasingly important to companies. But who knows which colleagues have what specific knowledge? And who can connect ‘colleagues who know’ with colleagues who need to know? In her upcoming PhD thesis Julija Mell from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) describes how these valuable meta-knowledge specialists help to process information thoroughly and to build bridges between teams.
First MOOC of Erasmus University Rotterdam is online
Monday, 2 November 2015
The first massive open online course (MOOC) of Erasmus University Rotterdam is now online. In the MOOC ‘Econometrics: Methods and Applications’ learners from all over the world can explore the fascinating world of econometrics and learn how to analyse and solve business and economic questions with data analysis tools. The Econometrics MOOC is provided by Erasmus School of Economics.