Erasmus Graduate School for Social Sciences and the Humanities

Cake and discussion at the Pavilion at Woudestein Campus.

We welcome you to Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities (EGSH). We host over 500 PhD candicates at our lively, spacious campuses in the cosmopolitan cities of Rotterdam and The Hague. 

We offer dozens of courses to nurture innovative and interdisciplinary research excellence. The diverse international backgrounds of our candidates enhance a vibrant academic community.

PhD support

We offer various services to support and guide PhD candidates throughout their project

About EGSH

We are a joint venture of several partners

Students talking on campus
  • Conversations with the dean

    Our Conversations with the Dean series is meant to pay attention to the wider academic development of PhD candidates.
    Photograph of prof. dr. Ruard Ganzevoort
  • Workshop 'Shut up and write'!

    In this workshop, we will practice applying the so-called Pomodoro writing technique in the "Shut up and write" group setting.

Upcoming courses

  • Designathon Ai in transdisciplinary research

    In this designathon we explore and research the concept of transdisciplinary working in the field of AI.
  • Action-oriented research for social change

    This course focuses on doing research with which researchers not only aim to understand societal issues but also wish to contribute to social change.
  • Bounce back: handling the mental and emotional challenges of doing a PhD

    This workshop teaches you the skills to be more resilient.
  • Brush up your research design

    The objective of this course is to support you in designing (brushing up, revising) your research project in such a way that you will achieve your research aim.
  • Brush up your SPSS skills

    This workshop provides an introduction to a number of statistical analyses with SPSS, one of the worldwide most popular statistical software packages.
  • Creating societal impact

    Academic output is often inaccessible to non-academic audiences. This course aims to tackle these challenges.
  • Data analysis with R

    In this course the instructor will illustrate the application of R with practical examples. R is widely used open-source software environment for data analysis.
  • Data carpentry for social sciences and humanities

    In this workshop participants will learn how to organize and clean quantitative data and how to control the quality of such data.
  • Dealing with teaching challenges

    This workshop aims to give PhD candidates practical support for their teaching activities and a brief introduction to a number of general didactical principles.
  • Digital research methods for textual data

    The course is specifically designed for people who do not feel comfortable using technical programming software. It introduces a set of digital research methods.

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