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

Centre for Art and Philosophy

The Centre for Art and Philosophy was established on the personal initiative of several philosophers affiliated with Erasmus School of Philosophy. The Centre was founded in 1990. One of its founders was Dr Awee Prins. The Centre focuses on research on subjects on the interface between philosophy and art. Such subjects are also part of the curriculum taught by the Philosophy programme. In addition, the members of this centre give lectures and workshops, participate in debates and publish scholarly articles.

More information: Centre for Art and Philosophy (CAP)

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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