Press releases

Better position Erasmus University in QS Ranking

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Erasmus University Rotterdam has risen slightly in the QS World University Rankings. In this year’s  ranking of approximately 800 universities worldwide, the university is ranked at 90, two places higher than last year.

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Why your company might fail in effectively utilizing crowdsourcing

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

A central step in enabling companies to harness the immense potential of crowdsourcing is to have a sound understanding of the behaviour of the individuals that make up the crowd. New research by Oguz Ali Acar of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) enhance our understanding of crowd’s behavior, and reveals that monetary rewards in crowdsourcing do not necessarily motivate the crowd and that crowd’s expertise does not always bring better solutions to complex innovation problems. Acar also discovered that young and male members of the crowd experience highest levels of fears of their ideas being misused.

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Official Welcome international students

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

More than 900 students from 93 countries. That is how many students will be officially welcomed to Erasmus University on Thursday 11 September 2014. They will be welcomed in the Auditorium on Woudestein campus by Rector Magnificus Professor Huibert Pols. Also, the 57 Excellence Scholarship recipients will be introduced.

 

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Number of Dutch Student-Entrepreneurs doubles

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A recent study conducted by ECE (the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship) and the Erasmus University Rotterdam found that the number of full-time students who also run their own business has doubled since 2012. The study surveyed 10,000 Dutch students throughout the Netherlands. In 2012, the percentage of student-entrepreneurs was 3%; by 2014 the number had increased to 6%. Despite the significant increase in student-entrepreneurs, Dutch students are, on average, less entrepreneurial when compared to other countries.  

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'The Netherlands must remain a place for top scientific talent'

Monday, 1 September 2014

The Netherlands will only remain a place for top scientific talent by maintaining top-quality fundamental research, optimal facilities and generous financial support. The academic community is still owed 600 million euros. These statements were made by Professor Hans Clevers,  President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), during Erasmus University Rotterdam’s opening of the 2014-2015 academic year on Monday, 1 September 2014. The event marked the conclusion of the university’s centennial celebrations.

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Erasmus4Rotterdam volunteer project to continue

Monday, 1 September 2014

Erasmus University Rotterdam will continue Erasmus4Rotterdam, the project in which university students and staff perform volunteer work for Rotterdam’s communities. The result of the first year, 65,476 hours of volunteer work, will be presented to Mayor Aboutaleb during the opening of the academic year on Monday, 1 September 2014. The goal remains 100,000 hours of volunteer work a year.

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