News & Events
This page offers an overview of cultural outings and partnerships as well as the latest news about the Erasmus Preparatory Year.
Fortunately, there is often news to report when it comes to the topic of refugees entering higher education in Rotterdam. You can read about the latest developments related to the Erasmus Preparatory Year here.
Partner agreement with the foundation for refugee students (UAF) (6 april 2018)
The partner agreement between EUR and UAF was signed on 6 april 2018.
Rotterdam refugee intake day (9 May 2018)
This year, more than 200 asylum residence permit holders registered for ‘Voorbereidend Jaar Erasmus’. This is an Erasmus University Rotterdam initiative that prepares candidates for higher education. Based on their previous education, choice of study and age, a selection of 50 candidates received an invitation to take intake tests. Out of this group of talented asylum residence permit holders with higher education ambitions, only a few candidates will be invited to start in the higher education preparatory year this coming September.
Living together in a country full of people with different cultural and social backgrounds requires discussion and participation. Cultural activities increase understanding and acceptance both for newcomers and for long-time residents of the Netherlands. Dutch culture has always been dynamic, in part due to the influence migrants have had on our society. These changes led to fierce discussions on social issues where the key question is often: “What is Dutch culture?” We will explore this question during the classes on ‘Kennis van de Nederlandse Maatschappij (KNM)’. For a more in-depth exploration of the subject matter covered in class, professors of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication will be invited to give guest lectures. These lectures will be given both on campus as well as ‘on location’. Our outings will include visits to the Museum Rotterdam, the Wereldmuseum, and the Mauritshuis. Besides the fact that museum visits will give course participants a unique view of our city’s history, they will also offer insight into how migration was a determining factor in our society.