History

Erasmus University Rotterdam has a rich tradition and history. It was founded as a school of commerce by businessmen in 1913. Through the years other faculties were added, such as Law, Social Sciences, Philosophy, History and Arts, Business Administration, Healthcare and Medicine.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

1913: Foundation of Netherlands School of Commerce (Nederlandsche Handels-Hoogeschool, NHH).

1939: Name change to Netherlands School of Economics (Nederlandse Economische Hogeschool, NEH).

1960: Addition of the faculties of Law and Social Sciences, followed in later decades by Philosophy, History and Arts, and Business Administration.

1966: Establishment of Medical Faculty Rotterdam, which bears the name Erasmus MC as of 2003.

1973: Merging of Medical Faculty Rotterdam and the Netherlands School of Economics to become Erasmus University Rotterdam.

2009: Addition of International Institute of Social Sciences.

2013: Establishment of Erasmus University College.

Nederlandse Economische Hogeschool

Netherlands School of Economics (1968)

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Campus Woudestein

Erasmus University College

The building of Erasmus University College is the magnificently restored former library of Rotterdam, located at Nieuwemarkt 1A. As one of the few buildings to survive the second World War, it has great historic significance.

EUC Building

A hundred years ago

Erasmus University College Facade

Erasmus University College

The city of Rotterdam

Rotterdam originated around 1270, when residents of the area around the Maas and the Rotte started constructing a dam in the Rotte. The city soon became a trading place and the first ports were created. In 1340, Rotterdam received city rights and started building city walls and canals.

A famous Rotterdammer is the scholar Desiderius Erasmus. He was born in Rotterdam in 1467 or 1469. Erasmus is the name giver of Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus MC, Erasmusbrug and many more.

Rotterdam city centre (1953)

Rotterdam city centre (1953)

Coolsingel (1930)

Coolsingel (1930)

Stadhuis at Coolsingel (2015)

Stadhuis at Coolsingel (2015)

Maashaven (1908)

Maashaven (1908)

Maashaven (2018)

Maashaven (2018)

SS Rotterdam IV at Wilhelminakade (1935)

Rotterdam IV at Wilhelminakade (1935)

SS Rotterdam en Euromast (2018)

SS Rotterdam en Euromast (2018)

De Hefbrug (1932)

'De Hefbrug' (1932)

Koningshavenbrug De Hef (1932)

Skyline Hefbrug

'De Hefbrug'

Koningshavenbrug De Hef