Research schools & institutes

Research is conducted at research schools, research institutes, research centres or in research groups belonging to the seven faculties. Research at EUR is grouped into three domains.

1. Research schools

Erasmus University Rotterdam has 20 research schools that have been accredited by the Accreditation Committee (ECOS) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

The KNAW grants accreditation to research schools for a period of six years. EUR is the secretary of 6 and a participant in 14 KNAW-accredited research schools.

EUR faculty research school (secretary EUR):

  • Cardiovascular Research School Erasmus University Rotterdam (COEUR)
    Faculty research school of Erasmus MC – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)
    Interfaculty research school of the Rotterdam School of Management and the Rotterdam School of Economics

Interuniversity research schools (secretary EUR):

  • Tinbergen Institute (TI)
    Interuniversity research school of three faculties of Economics: Erasmus University Rotterdam, Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
  • Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (Nihes)
    Interuniversity joint venture involving Erasmus MC / Erasmus University Rotterdam, Amsterdam Medical Center / University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), University Medical Center St Radboud / Radboud University Nijmegen, and University Medical Center Utrecht / Utrecht University.
  • Postgraduate School Molecular Medicine / MM
    Interuniversity research school Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Research School Safety and Security in Society (OMV)
    Interuniversity research school, School of Law in collaboration with the Europa Instituut Leiden (ULEI), the VU, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO and the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR)

EUR participates in the following interuniversity research schools:

  • Medical Genetics Centre South-West Netherlands (MGC)
    Erasmus MC / Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
    MGC is a participant in the top research school Centre for Biomedical Genetics (CBG)
  • Helmholtz School for Autonomous Systems Research
    Erasmus MC / Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG)
    Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Huizinga Institute, Netherlands Graduate School for Cultural History
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Faculty of Philosophy
  • Interuniversity Research School N.W. Posthumus Institute
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Faculty of Philosophy
  • Netherlands Research School for Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics (TRAIL)
    Rotterdam School of Management, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Amsterdam School for Social Research (ASSR)
    Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Netherlands School for Research in Practical Philosophy
    Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus MC / Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • National Research School for Human Rights
    School of Law
  • Experimental Psychology Research School (EPOS)
    Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Center for Resource Studies on Human Development (CERES)
    School of Law
  • Kurt Lewin Institute
    Faculty of Social Sciences

2. Research schools, Research institutes and Research centres at EUR per faculty

Besides the research schools mentioned, the faculties also have research institutes and research centres. These are grouped per faculty.