Ruut Veenhoven Award Seminar 2019

The Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO) cordially invites you to attend the seminar at which the Ruut Veenhoven Award 2019 will be presented to a young researcher who has demonstrated innovation and excellence in the study of happiness.

For the fourth time, the Ruut Veenhoven Award will be presented to a young and promising researcher. The winner will give a lecture on her or his research topic. During this seminar, prof.dr. Ruut Veenhoven will also give a lecture on developments in the field of happiness research and one of the EHERO researchers present his or her latest research findings.



Tuesday 26 March 2019
Reception at 14.00. Program starts at 14.30 and ends at 17.00, followed by drinks


Erasmus Paviljoen. Erasmus University Rotterdam, Campus Woudestein, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam.


Entry is free. Please register here

Ruut Veenhoven
Professor Ruut Veenhoven (1942) is emeritus professor of Social Conditions for Human Happiness at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He studied sociology, and is also accredited in social psychology and social sexualogy. Veenhoven is a pioneer in research of happiness and is often called The Happiness Professor. He is the founding director of the World Database of Happiness, a web-based archive of research findings on happiness, and a founding editor of the Journal of Happiness Studies.

The Ruut Veenhoven Award is granted by the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization. EHERO is a multidisciplinary centre of expertise on life satisfaction, based at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Its mission is to contribute to greater happiness for a greater number of people. EHERO’s ultimate goal is to enable individuals as well as companies and governments to make more informed choices for a better life.

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Gerda de Rave
T 010-408 20 59