Erasmus University in Minecraft

The campus you know, is now virtual

Covid-19 undoubtedly left its mark on the Erasmus University Rotterdam, since our lovely and buzzing campus had to be promptly left behind and was replaced by online lectures.

As loneliness kicked in among the Erasmus community due to the restrictions on social interaction, it was time to look for opportunities. ErasmusX – a disruptive innovation unit of the university – thought to themselves: If our physical campus is unavailable until further notice, why not just build a virtual version we can all visit from the comfort of our home instead?

So they did! They have built the first Virtual Campus in the Netherlands.

It feels just like walking on the real campus

The campus in Minecraft is on a 1:1 scale, so walking from one end of the campus to the other takes exactly the same time as it would do in real life.

Want to dive in?

Below you can download our instruction manuals so you can explore the virtual campus for yourself!