Capturing and realising the benefits of diversity at Erasmus University
Max Coveney is an Assistant Professor in the Applied Economics group of the Erasmus School of Economics. His research is focused primarily on education and health, and especially on the importance of peers within these domains.
Erasmus University is home to students from many different cultures, nationalities and backgrounds. Scientific research has shown that exposure to such diversity has educational benefits for all students. The aim of this project is the ensure that Erasmus University fully realises the benefits of its diverse student body. Specifically, this project involves encouraging students to engage and interact with others from a range of different backgrounds as part of their coursework and studying the impact of these interactions on subsequent attitudes and behaviour.