Press releases

Rotterdam, city of talent

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Rotterdam is the ideal city for developing talent. That’s why the Bernard Mandeville Foundation and the Municipality of Rotterdam have joined forces to organise the first edition of Rotterdam Talent Week in order to spotlight talent. This Talent Week, which will be held from 6 to 9 June, featuring various inspiring meetings, lectures, clinics and competitions with a number of celebrities including Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam and Feyenoord trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst. 

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Second part of Erasmus Plaza opened

Monday, 23 May 2016

A boulevard with the length of the Willemsbrug, one of the major bridges across the Nieuwe Maas in the centre of Rotterdam: that is more than 250 meters long Erasmus Plaza. The second part of the Plaza was opened on Monday, May 23, 2016. On this central axis students can relax, study, eat and meet friends. The new Plaza is part of the renewal of Woudestein campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

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Ann O'Brien appointed secretary of the Executive Board

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

The Executive Board of Erasmus University Rotterdam has appointed Ann O’Brien as secretary of the Executive Board and director of the General Management Directorate (Algemene Bestuursdienst, ABD). She is currently executive director and member of the General Board at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague. 

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Redefining Africa

Monday, 9 May 2016

‘Redefining Africa’ is this year's theme of the African Business Day on Thursday, May 19th, 2016. In this way organizer Association for Students of African Heritage (ASAH) wants to tell a different story about Africa: not a disadvantaged continent, but a well of opportunities. 

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How the brain's sensitivity for emotions causes accounting fraud

Monday, 2 May 2016

World-shaking accounting scandals often originate in financial reporting from internal accountants. By studying internal accountants’ brain activity, Professor Frank Hartmann of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) discovered that some misreporting comes from a neurological make-up that makes them more vulnerable to social pressure from managers promoting their own personal interests. Hartmann says the results shed a different light on who should – and who shouldn’t ‒ be hired for internal accountants’ positions.


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