Education Lab

The Education Lab is the beating heart of the Community for Learning & Innovation. It’s located on the ground floor of the Polak Building and has a state-of-the-art studio for online education. The lab is the meeting spot for both lecturers and students as well as support staff who wish to collaborate in educational innovation. Workshops and inspirational sessions are organized frequently.

Please note: the Education Lab will be closed from July 29 until August 9, 2019 due to maintenance of the Polak Building

How to use the lab & studio?

  • The studio-area consists of a large recording studio and two smaller DIY-booths. There's also a make-up room, an editing room, and a directing room. The studio can be used by lecturers, support staff and students that are working on innovating education, but is also available for other projects.

    • Are you working on innovating your education? Contact the Learning Innovation contact of your faculty with your request. Their contact information can be found on MyEUR.

      Do you want to use the studio facilities for something else then innovating education? Contact Media Support Centre.

      Telephone: (010) 408 1122


      • Studio

        The large recording studio can be used for recording with and without an audience. For example the recording of knowledge clips, the production of MOOCS, the recording of small-scale talk shows with the possibility of a live connection, and hosting podcasts.

      • DIY-booths

        The studio-area contains two DIY-booths meant for autonomous recording. Just bring your script and your PowerPoint and you're ready to go. 

    • Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.00.

      Use of the studio outside of the regular opening hours is possible. Ask for the possibilities via

  • The lab-area contains various spaces that can be used for small inspiration sessions and didactic training. There’s an event platform that can be used for activities up to 30 people. The facilities of the lab are available for lecturers, support staff and students that are working on innovating education.

    Opening hours

    Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.00

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    • You should submit a request to use the lab for your event or session by completing the web form at the bottom of this page.

      • Event room 

        The event room contains a large staircase that's able to seat up to 30 people. This room is equipped with a beamer, a screen (HDMI connection) and two microphone connections.

      • Training room

        The training room is a sound-proof room that facilitates 8 people. The room is equipped with a flipped screen that can connect to your laptop (HDMI and wireless to windows laptops).

      • Inspiration rooms

        The lab contains three inspiration rooms, where up to 8 people can have informal sessions. All three rooms are equipped with flip screens that can connect to your laptop (HDMI and wireless to windows laptops).

      • Link with educational innovation

      To use the Education Lab rooms, your session or event must have a clear link with educational innovation. Indicate this clearly in the description of your event in the web form at the bottom of the page.

      • Capacity

      Take into account that the rooms in the lab only allow for a limited number of people. The room capacity is described above under the heading ‘rooms’.

      • Times

      The event must take place within standard opening hours (9.00 - 17.00). We also adhere to a maximum of 2 hours per booking.

      • Requester

      The person/department making the booking must be associated with Erasmus University.

    • If you want catering for your event or session, you can indicate this in the web form at the bottom of the page. Don’t forget to add your department’s budget number. If you require a more luxurious variant of the standard catering, this can be indicated under ‘other comments’. Please also inform us of any dietary requirements.

    • No costs are charged to faculties and support departments within Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). Costs do apply to EUR BVs that use the rooms.

    • The lab is open from 9.00 -17.00. If you have an event after 17.00, please contact Rooms and Facility Bookings ( They will arrange a room elsewhere on campus.

    • The lab is not a standard meeting room, you should contact Rooms and Facility Bookings ( if you wish to hold a meeting. However, if your meeting focuses on educational innovation, you can book the lab. You should explain this on the web form at the bottom of the page.

    • The lab can unfortunately not be used for drinks or dinners. The lab is intended as an educational area. If you wish to arrange drinks, please contact the campus catering facilities.

      It is possible to arrange lunch during your event. If you wish to do this, please add your budget number to the web form at the bottom of the page.

    • As a student, you can discuss your educational innovation ideas at Students-for-Students (S4S). S4S offers financial support to various student projects. These projects can use the lab for their events and inspiration sessions. Their website contains more details on how to obtain support as well as about the existing projects.

    • The Education Lab rooms are intended for innovation sessions and events and cannot be used as study place. If you are seeking a study place, please visit MyEUR to see where these are on campus.

    • The Education Lab can only be booked by parties that are connected with Erasmus University. However, you are welcome to take a tour of the lab. Enquire about the possibilities by emailing

    • If your question is not answered in these FAQ, you can send this by email to The lab can only be contacted via this email address. You can expect to receive an answer within two days of sending your email. To book a room, please use the web form at the bottom of this page.

360° tour of the lab

Curious to see what the Erasmus Education Lab looks like? Take a tour without leaving your desk!

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Request a room

Use this webform to request a room. We will get back to you within two business days after you submit it. 

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