Several research institutes are connected to Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
DRIFT is a leading research institute in transitions towards sustainability. The organisation combines cutting edge research at the intersection of theory and practice with high-level advisory and training programmes for governmental institutions, businesses and intermediary organisations.
Risbo is an independent research institute, working in the field of learning and coexistence. The institute is connected to Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The institute focuses on three core themes: Big Cities, Public Administration and Education. Research, training and consultancy are the instruments that are applied to find answers to various questions and gain insights on often complex issues.
The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is an education, advisory and research institute which falls under the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences and the Erasmus School of Economics. For 60 years, it has been the mission of IHS to develop human and institutional capacities, to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life in cities. The network of IHS-alumni includes over 9000 active urban experts all over the world, ranging from architects, social scientists, economists, to public administration workers, civil servants, and government officials.