Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Established in 1913, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is a relatively young public university.
The university is named after Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, a 15th-century humanist and theologian. For centuries Erasmus has enjoyed popularity in academia, being a person who should always be remembered by Rotterdam.

Erasmus University Rotterdam offers a proven track record in excellent education and research. At our university, internationally renowned teachers and researchers continuously encourage and inspire you to effectively address today's and tomorrow's challenges. 

Our university is the home base to around 28,000 students. Most faculties and schools are situated at the Woudestein campus, which has a green and lively heart.

Do you already want to get a feel for life on campus and see what it is like to study at Erasmus University Rotterdam? 

Areas of expertise

The university has seven faculties and focuses on four areas of expertise.

  • Health - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences/Erasmus MC and Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)
  • Wealth - Erasmus School of Economics and Rotterdam School of Management
  • Governance - Erasmus School of Law and Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Culture - Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences and Erasmus School of Philosophy


Erasmus University Rotterdam has been among the best in all kinds of world rankings. By Times Higher Education as #69 in the world and at the QS World University Rankings, EUR is ranked #147.

For the latest information, and more rankings, check out the EUR Rankings page.

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