Press releases

Distance: a surprising way to keep your company ethical

Monday, 18 May 2015

It is often assumed that unethical behaviour at the top ‘trickles down’ to lower levels in organisations. However, if middle managers keep their distance from misbehaving bosses, they can prevent unethical behaviour from dripping down through the organisation and break the top-down chain of unethical guidance, according to new research by Gijs van Houwelingen of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). So companies that want to be moralistic shouldn’t only look to the top layer of management for guidance.

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Last look inside employee apartments on Campus Woudestein

Friday, 15 May 2015

Later this year, the three employee apartments on Erasmus University Rotterdam’s Campus Woudestein will make way for the new 'Park Noord'. As a tribute, between 18 and 28 May 2015, two of the apartments will be hosting the ‘Campus life over the years’ exhibition organised by the university. The exhibition will include previously unseen pictures of the campus, portraits of international students and unique stories from former residents.

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Project exhibition by Brazilian students on Tarwewijk

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Brazilian students from the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), part of Erasmus University Rotterdam, have conducted a research on the Tarwewijk in Rotterdam. During an exhibition on 8 and 9 May, they present a plan to improve this neighbourhood. 

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'See me if you can!' - Art and Human Nature

Monday, 4 May 2015

What does art reveal about ourselves, and why does it matter? In a sneak preview of his forthcoming new book, Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature, the philosopher and cognitive scientist Alva Noë will make the case for thinking of works of art as tools for investigating ourselves in his Erasmus Philosophy Lecture on 13 May 2015.    

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