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
  • Challenges for supervisors (Edition 2)

    The conversations are part of the efforts of the Graduate School - our Training the Trainer innovations - to bring supervisors together more regularly, around i
    Social award supervisor
  • 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

Upcoming courses

  • 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.
  • Discourse analysis

    Discourse analysis helps you to analyse biographic data.
  • Diversity and inclusion in academia and beyond

    Central question: what does it really mean in practice to be diverse and inclusive as an organization or as an individual?
  • Doing the systematic literature review

    This course provides guidance for the full literature review process
  • English academic writing for PhD candidates

    PhD candidates work on their English language skills, specifically on the academic writing process (organisation and coherence).
  • Ethnography

    During the course you will learn how to conduct ethnographic research methods in practice; how to ‘hang around’ and how to participate and observe in the field.
  • Experience sampling: opening the black box of daily life

    The workshop is relevant for researchers from all disciplines who apply quantitative research techniques.
  • Geographical information systems

    The conceptual framework of Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, allows to capture and analyse geographic data and spatial information easily and efficiently
  • How to get your article published

    The aim of this course is to provide you with the tools to write a publishable article and to submit the best product possible.

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