Research Institutes

Research institutes Erasmus School of Philosophy


Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE)

The Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE), founded in 1997, is a multidisciplinary research institute and graduate school affiliated with Erasmus University Rotterdam. The institute offers a research programme that combines the expertise of the Faculty of Humanities, the Erasmus School of Economics, the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. EIPE members of staff teach the core courses that form Erasmus School of Philosophy's Research Master in Philosophy and Economics. This English-taught Research Master is open to students with a background in economics or philosophy. Students are immersed in both sciences during the course of the degree, and so acquire the analytical and research skills required for a PhD and/or junior researcher position.

More information: EIPE website

Erasmus Centre for Sport Integrity & Transition

The Erasmus Center for Sport Integrity & Transition (ESPRIT) aims to accelerate the ongoing transition of modern sport, taking its current integrity crisis as momentum for transition. To do so, ESPRIT brings together all relevant knowledge and experience into modern sport within Erasmus University Rotterdam, offering a unique combination of embedded ethics within the very heart of modern sport, and scientific research to support the challenges modern sport faces. The basic objective of ESPRIT as a transdisciplinary research group, is to explore and address complex integrity issues in sport, amidst a postmodern world in transition. ESPRIT offers both embedded ethics, scientific research, academic education and societal outreach, building on multiple expert perspectives on sport, to support a responsible systemic transition.

More information: Website: Erasmus Center for Sport Integrity & Transition (ESPRIT)

Erasmus of Rotterdam Research Centre

ERRC is a centre of excellence for the study of Erasmus of Rotterdam and his influence on intellectual history and early modern society. ERRC's research focus is related to the expertise of scholars collaborating on Renaissance Studies, Christian Humanism and Early Modern Intellectual History both within and outside EUR (Fellows of ERRC).

Visit the page of the ERRC

The Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW)

The Dutch Research School of Philosophy is a partnership between the faculties or departments of philosophy of eleven Dutch universities (Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Groningen, Radboud University Nijmegen, Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, Leiden University, Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam, Tilburg University, University of Twente, Amsterdam VU University). The institute’s main objectives are as follows:

  • organising courses, summer/winter schools and other research training for PhD students and research master students;
  • facilitating and encouraging researchers working in the field of academic philosophy to collaborate with their peers in the Netherlands and abroad.

More information: The Dutch Research School of Philosophy website

Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities

The Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities was founded in 2012 and is a partnership between three faculties of Erasmus University Rotterdam: Erasmus School of Philosophy, the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The Graduate School seeks to develop an environment and infrastructure in which young academic talent is supported and nurtured.

More information: Graduate School of Social Sciences website

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