Massive Open Online Courses


Erasmus University Rotterdam is giving a boost to its offer on open online education. In the coming years, several Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are to be developed on the Coursera platform. The education of Erasmus University has a global top-100 ranking and we guarantee high class quality courses on topics we are leading in. Following a MOOC of Erasmus University Rotterdam will boost your studies or professional career. 

For those working within EUR, if you and your faculty are interested in creating your own MOOC, please contact Risbo who will work with your content specialists to provide insight and guidance through the course production.

  • LDE MOOC Mind of the Universe

    LDE MOOC 'Mind of the Universe: Science in Progress'

    In this learning experience you will be turned upside down by dr. Tim de Mey, who will challenge you to think outside of your comfort zone. You will be challenged to reflect critically and creatively on what triggers your research, i.e., what is driving the scientist in you. Tim will show you how openness to and interaction with other disciplines generates new ideas, and how important it is that scientists, besides the possibilities of their own discipline, are also aware of its (and there) limitations. Take this challenge and you will construct the perfect out-of-the-box research question that will tease the Mind of the Universe scientists to explore even better answers in their research.

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    MOOC Financing Infrastructure in African Cities

    More than half of the world’s population is already living in cities. Experts forecast that very soon Africa will become one of the most urbanized continents. However, almost 70% of world’s urban population is living in the cities where governments are struggling to provide basic services like sanitation, schools, hospitals, and adequate clean water. This MOOC focuses on financial decision making in urban systems, in additional to mechanisms on mobilising local revenues and infrastructure projects.

    This MOOC is provided by the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), developed in collaboration with the African Local Governments Academy (ALGA), United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG).

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    MOOC Assessment in Higher Education

    Are you a teacher in higher education wanting to get the best out of your students and assessments? In this MOOC we will guide you through the different phases of preparing, creating and evaluating the assessments in your course. We will focus on designing constructively aligned assessments, and constructing assessments that are valid, reliable and transparent for students.

    This MOOC is presented by Risbo, affiliated with the Faculty of Social Sciences, EUR.

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    MOOC Planning for Climate Change in African Cities

    Are you passionate about the issues of climate change and suitability? Do you want to learn how cities deal with the effects of climate change particularly on the African continent? Discover the basics of urban resilience and adaptation, climate change planning and policy assessment tools for African cities.

    This MOOC is given by the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), developed in collaboration with the African Local Governments Academy (ALGA), United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG).

  • The Politics of Scepticism

    MOOC The Politics of Skepticism

    Do you wish to learn more about the history of Skepticism from the ancient Greeks to today and explore the systematic relations between Skepticism and politics? In the MOOC The Politics of Skepticism you will take a tour along some of the defining moments of the history of Skepticism, its religious and political ramifications, as well as its continuing philosophical relevance for science and society today.

    This MOOC is given by the Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

  • MOOC Economics from a pluralist perspective

    Do you want to have a better understanding of markets, the economic roles of the state, and how communities create economic value? This MOOC gives an introduction in economics by teaching four very different economic theories. This pluralist approach will help you understand different economic viewpoints.

    This MOOC is given by International Institute of Social Studies, in cooperation with Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

  • MOOC Econometrics: Methods and Applications

    Do you wish to know how to analyse and solve business and economic questions with  data analysis tools? In the MOOC Econometrics you learn how to translate data into models to make forecasts and to support decision making in business and economics.

    This MOOC is given by: Erasmus School of Economics - Econometric Institute

  • MOOC Innovation Management

    MOOC Innovation Management

    What is innovation management? How do firms bring in new business models and get new products and services to the market? Go on a nine-week journey through innovation management concepts, theories of idea generation, selection, strategy formulation and implementation in this MOOC in Innovation Management. In it, you will also learn the tools for implementing innovation projects yourself.
    This MOOC is given by: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University 

  • MOOC Serious Gaming

    MOOC Serious Gaming

    Learn what serious games are, how they work to entertain and educate us and how their impact can be measured. In this MOOC Serious Gaming, you find out how and why serious games can solve social and business problems.
    This MOOC is given by: Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Culture and Communication.

  • Science Literacy

    MOOC Science Literacy - How Solid Science Can Help You Save the World

    This course will help you become scientifically literate so that you can make better choices for yourself and the world. It is a series of educational videos developed by Erasmus University Rotterdam. It shows how solid science can be used to both make better choices in your personal life and to change the world. This course is produced by Erasmus University College and Erasmus School of Accounting & Assurance.

  • Local Economic Development

    MOOC Local Economic Development

    Are you passionate about economics and entrepreneurship? Do you want to learn why does economic development take place in some areas of the world and not in others? The course is open to everyone eager to learn about the topic and it’s especially helpful for entrepreneurs, practitioners, public servants in central and local governments who are concerned about economic development in their areas and who seek ways and means to improve it.

  • Introduction to Economic Theories

    MOOC Introduction to Economic Theories

    Wondering why economists have not predicted serious financial crises? Shocked by economic assumptions of human behavior as self-centered and focusing only on what can be measured? Asking yourself if there are no sensible economic alternatives to free markets? Then you are at the right place to learn economics!

  • A Business Approach to Sustainable Landscape Restoration

    A Business Approach to Sustainable Landscape Restoration

    Integrated landscape management and large-scale landscape restoration should be in every company’s business strategy because in order to reach the Sustainable Development Goal on Land Degradation Neutrality (SDG Number 15.3) scaling up and acceleration of business-driven landscape restoration is urgently needed.

  • Cross-border road transport in EU law context

    Have you ever wondered which legal rules are applicable to cross-border EU road transport? Are you interested in the issues revolving around EU employment law in the international road transport sector? Then, on behalf of the University of Antwerp, Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Gdańsk, University of Luxembourg and Tilburg University, we would like to welcome you to this MOOC on Cross-border Road Transport in EU law context. This MOOC is a part of the Erasmus + Project funded by the European Commission. In this MOOC, you will not only learn what the current legal framework is, but also, how it is applied in the road transport sector.

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    Advanced Valuation and Strategy - M&A, Private Equity, and Venture Capital

    Would you like to learn about the latest valuation methods that may help you to make better business decisions? Then 'Valuation and Strategy' by Erasmus University Rotterdam is the right course for you! This course is helpful for executives that need to value complete strategies and for all students interested in corporate finance and strategy. We present the latest tools and show you how to apply them!