University for thinkers and doers

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented research university with a strong social orientation in its teaching and research. Our scientists and students endeavour to solve global social challenges, drawing inspiration from the ever dynamic and cosmopolitan Rotterdam.

Our academic education is intensive, active and application-based. Our research is increasingly carried out in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interlinked with international networks. With our research impact and study quality EUR can compete with the top European universities. Important values for Erasmus University Rotterdam are daring, curiosity, social engagement, working at the frontier and striving for success.

Clear focus

EUR is known as the University of ambitious thinkers and doers. Our cutting-edge profile is characterized by extensive cooperation and our focus on a select number of disciplines. Our academic teaching and research focuses on four areas:

  • Health: from molecule to man to society
  • Wealth: sustainable economic growth
  • Governance: the organization of companies and society
  • Culture; media, happiness and identity in modern urban society

Profile and focus ensure that Erasmus University attracts special people from all parts of the world. As a result our university is a melting pot of talents of all ages with different nationalities and cultural backgrounds. This diversity is our strength and the basis for innovation and enables us - in the spirit of our namesake Desiderius Erasmus - to train our students to be real global citizens.

Intensive cooperation

As a result of open and sustainable cooperation with regional, national (eg LDE) and international partners Erasmus University generates knowledge of the highest academic level. Being truly connected with our partners and rest of the world is an important prerequisite for the achievement of our strategic objectives.