'The World is my home'
These are the famous words of our namesake, Erasmus, who always identified himself as Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam. The quote from this cosmopolitan avant la lettre perfectly reflects the motto of our future ambitions: where does Erasmus University (of) Rotterdam stand in 2013 when we celebrate our centenary.
The year 1913 saw the foundation of the Netherlands School of Commerce, on initiative of Rotterdam businessmen and harbor barons. The entrepreneurship of those days as well as the pragmatic orientation on society are still in our Rotterdam genes.
After twelve months' intensive deliberations with a range of partners within and outside the university, we have set a course towards 2013. The vision document is our compass and agenda. The challenge now is to make these ambitions come true, in unison.