110 years of Erasmus University Rotterdam

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XXIIe Lustrum Symposium: Next Generation Leadership

During the symposium on 4th of April, the aim is to inspire students and equip them with the skills to create valuable opportunities.

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students in polak explaining to each other
Three students deliberate in Polak Building
Alexander Santos Lima

This is what the lustrum year will look like

The lustrum year runs from summer 2023 to the end of the academic year in summer 2024. In the coming period, we will complete the programme with various activities. The official launch of our 110th anniversary was the Opening Academic Year in the Laurenskerk. This is a year when we put extra emphasis on learning, discovery and celebration together. 

The dies natalis is the real birthday of our university on 8 November 2023. But there are many more activities. There will be walks through the city, professors visiting primary schools to teach in togas and a special edition of EURvision, our very own song festival. It will be a festive year!

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 Collage of mural on the new exam building.
New mural on campus.
Alexander Santos Lima
Collage with several photos of the Opening Academic Year 2023 in the Laurenskerk.
Opening Academic Year in the Laurenskerk.
Alexander Santos Lima

Congratulations to Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam celebrates 110 years! That is why many people express their congratulations and future wishes for our university.

EUR staff and students stand in the audience and clap

Latest news

From business administration to bitterballen: how alumni Cas and Kasper created their successful company

Alumni Cas and Kasper studied Business Administration at the RSM. This is where their friendship and the basis for their bitterball company began.
Alumni Cas de Weerd and Kasper Luiten pose friendly in the campus building

Typewriters and mail cars: more than 40 years of working at the university

Marjolein Kooistra and Jan de Leeuw have both worked at our university for more than 40 years. They look back and tell them what has changed.
Lecture in Theil Building in the 1990s.

"We want to help invent an economy in the Amazon that is not based on oil"

Stopping deforestation and standing up for local communities in the Amazon is the aim of the 'All Eyes on the Amazon' project.
Drones being inspected by inhabitants of the Amazon

A call for adventure in science at the 110th Dies Natalis

On 8 November 2023, the 110th anniversary of our university was celebrated at a grand ceremony at Woudestein Campus.
The Transformers at the Dies Natalis 2023

Impressive street-art mural celebrating 110th anniversary of Erasmus University Rotterdam

The mural has a size of no less than 10 x 30 meters and was festively inaugurated in the presence of the artist Mick La Rock.
Audience at the ESHPM Lapré lecture, the new mural is visible in the background.

Erasmus, the university and Rotterdam are connected. How and why?

Now on display, in the Erasmus exhibition in the University Library.
Vitrine exposition Erasmus

KidsRights Index: celebrating 10 years of making an impact on children’s lives worldwide

The annual KidsRights Index has become impossible for governments to ignore. Why is it that the league table has such an impact on children’s lives worldwide?
Children playing in a playground.

Book launch Van woorden naar daden

On Friday, October 6, IDEA Center (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access Center) of Erasmus University Rotterdam presented the book Van woorden naar daden.
All team members of IDEA Center on stage in Theater Zuidplein

A campus full of scientists-to-be during the Weekend of Science

Around 1,000 young researchers participated in workshops, a scavenger hunt and experiments during the first edition on our campus.
Weekend van de Wetenschap - nemo Science Tour 2023

Connecting currents at EAIE Rotterdam 2023

Over 6500 professionals from educational institutes from around the globe will be visiting Rotterdam this week for the annual EAIE Conference.
At a workshop at the EAIE Conference.

History in pictures

Lecture in Theil Building in the 1990s.
Lecture in Theil Building in the 1990s
Construction of Campus Woudestein progresses in 1968, in the background you can see the A16 national highway running.
Construction of Campus Woudestein progresses in 1968, in the background you can see the A16 national highway.
RSC students walk into the auditorium for the Opening of Academic Year in 1980.
RSC students walk into the auditorium for the Opening of Academic Year in 1980
Footballer Johan Cruyff gives a talk at Business Week in 1985.
Footballer Johan Cruyff gives a talk at Business Week in 1985
During 1973's Eureka Week, students eat together at long tables on K.P. Van der Mandeleplein.
Eurekaweek 1973: students eat together at K.P. Van der Mandeleplein
A large group of students in Theil Building during a 1977 Eurekaweek information fair.
Eurekaweek 1977: a large group of students in Theil Building during an information fair on associations
Students rest at Schouwburgplein in 1980 during Eurekaweek.
Eurekaweek 1990: resting on Schouwburgplein
The UB's lending desk in 1970.
University library lending desk in 1970
EUR's 75th anniversary in 1988.
Our university's 75th anniversary in 1988
A lecture in 1957.
Attending college at the Nederlandsche Economische Hoogeschool (NEH) in 1957

The NEH is a precursor to our university

Van der Goot Building under construction at Woudestein campus.
Van der Goot Building under construction on campus Woudestein in 1993
Queen Juliana at Woudestein Campus.
Queen Juliana is a guest at our dies natalis on 8 November 1973

Upcoming lustrum activities

  • Brain Awareness Week

    Erasmus University College gears up for another Brain Awareness Week! Exciting activities in Rotterdam to educate all ages about brain health and function.
    Meisje probeert apparaat uit terwijl onderzoekers haar begeleiden.
  • The living library – stories from the collections of the Erasmus University Library

    During this event the publication will be presented for the first time, and we will give an initial impression of its content.  
  • Master Open Day

    Find out which master's suits you best, ask all your questions to students and teachers or attend practical sessions on making the right study choice.
    Bachelor Open Dag 2022: Two students at stand
  • Symposium Pride in Progress

    QuEUR invites you to join our Pride in Progress symposium: ‘Celebrating Diversity in Queer Discourses’.
    Erasmus statue with rainbow colors on the hat.
  • EUR Alumni in The Hague

    On the occasion of the lustrum of Erasmus University Rotterdam a special alumni event is organized in The Hague, also known as the city of Peace and Justice.
    The ISS building in The Hague with lustrum tag.
  • Making [...] Matter

    Creating impact is a shared effort, that we work on together – as students, staff and alumni!
    Two students work with their laptops in Langeveld Building.
  • XXIIe Lustrum Symposium: Next Generation Leadership

    During the symposium 'Next Generation Leadership', the aim is to inspire students and equip them with the skills to create valuable opportunities.
    students in polak explaining to each other
  • Erasmus Accounting Workshop

    This event features the work of four researchers from top schools, and aims to foster and strengthen the network of scholars around the world.
    Green Woudestein campus overlooking water and several school buildings.
  • Alumni Congress Opportunity (In)Equality

    On the occasion of the university's 22nd lustrum and the ESL's 60th anniversary, Erasmus School of Law is hosting an alumni conference.
    The skyline of Rotterdam.
  • Register for the Erasmus Charity Run 2024!

    Join us and raise money with the Erasmus Charity Run on Sunday, April 14, 2024, part of the Marathon Rotterdam in #DEMOOISTE rotten city there is.
    mensen juichen en lachen

One year of Lustrum events

People are sitting around a table while writing on papers.
One year of Lustrum events
  • People are sitting in a classroom while listening to a lecture.
  • Colleagues are sitting and talking to each other on the table while eating breakfast.
  • Group of employees at Trompenburg during Winter Wonderland.

One year of Lustrum events

People are sitting around a table while writing on papers.
1/30 The Heart (break) Quiz, 14 February 2024, Erasmus Paviljoen
Arie Kers
People are sitting in a classroom while listening to a lecture.
2/30 How to reach “hard-to-reach” groups for research, 12 February 2024, Hef House
Werknemers van de EUR zitten aan tafel en praten met elkaar.
3/30 New Year’s Breakfast, 11January 2024, Sports Building
Groep medewerkers in Trompenburg tijdens Winter Wonderland.
4/30 Christmas, 14 December 2023, Trompenburg Rotterdam
Jonathan van Rijn
Student geeft uitleg bij een kraampje tijdens de Master Open Dag.
5/30 Master Open Day, 25 November 2023, campus Woudestein
Alexander Santos Lima
People sit at tables and listen to a speech.
6/30 Co-creating place brands - 23 Novemer 2023 - Het Gemaal Op Zuid
A girl is cutting a pie.
7/30 Connecting Cultures Festival - 16 November 2023 - Woudestein Campus
Arie Kers
People talk to each other in front of a banner.
8/30 SHE LEADS - 10 November 2023 - Rotterdam Science Tower
Students and staff are standing in front of a big cake.
9/30 Cake moment with the EUR community - 8 November 2023 - Woudestein Campus
Guido Imbens stands next to a chess table and smiles.
10/30 Unveiling of chess table - 8 November 2023 - Woudestein Campus
People are sitting and looking at the dies natalis presentation.
11/30 dies natalis - 8 November 2023 - Campus Woudestein
A group of people are having a Q&A with Guido Imbens.
12/30 Q&A with Guido Imbens - 8 November 2023 - Woudestein Campus
A plate of snacks.
13/30 Lustrum snacks 110th anniversary - 8 November 2023 - Woudestein Campus
A group of people are looking at the art on the wall.
14/30 Mural - 8 November 2023 - Woudestein Campus
Een man is door een microfoon aan het praten.
15/30 Policy Afternoon - 7 November 2023 - Excelsior Stadium
People are listening to a lecture.
16/30 Laprélezing - 1 November 2023 - Hal4 Rotterdam
A group of people are walking towards the Erasmus gallery.
17/30 Erasmus, the man, the myth, the legend - 24 October 2023 - Woudestein Campus
Arie Kers
People are sitting and listening to a woman talk on stage.
18/30 Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship 2nd Lustrum - 10 October 2023 - Rotterdam Science Tower
Children are wearing VR headsets.
19/30 Weekend of Science - 8 October 2023 - Woudestein Campus
A room full of people in the lecture hall.
20/30 Bachelor Open Day - 7 October 2023 - Campus Woudestein
Een meisje pakt de microfoon vast en lacht.
21/30 Book launch IDEA Center - 6 October 2023 - Theater Zuidplein
Two speakers sitting in front of a public.
22/30 EAIE - 25 September 2023 - Woudestein Campus
The public shot from behind sees the awards ceremony of the Eramsus University Challange.
23/30 Erasmus University Challenge - 21 September 2023 - Excelsior Stadium
groups of people boarding on racing boats.
24/30 Rotterdam Coastal Races - 16 September 2023 - Hoek van Holland Beach
The winners of the University Challenge prizes pose for a picture.
25/30 Erasmus University Challenge - 14 September 2023 - Excelsior Stadium
Public watching the Open EUR festival at night.
26/30 Open EUR Festival - 12 September 2023 - Woudestein Campus
A group of students poses for a picture.
27/30 Like You Have Never Seen Rotterdam Before: City Tour - 9 September 2023 - Rotterdam City Center
A view from above of the Opening of the academic year event in Laurenskerk.
28/30 Opening Academisch Jaar - 4 September 2023 - Laurenskerk
Open Science Festival conference from above.
29/30 National Open Science Festival - 31 August 2023 - Woudestein Campus
The University's rector parading in the opening of the Eurekaweek.
30/30 Opening of the Eurekaweek - 21 August 2023 - Ahoy Rotterdam
Evgeny Astapov
People are sitting around a table while writing on papers.
People are sitting in a classroom while listening to a lecture.
Colleagues are sitting and talking to each other on the table while eating breakfast.
Group of employees at Trompenburg during Winter Wonderland.
Student explains at a stall during the Master Open Day.
People sit at tables and listen to a speech.
A girl is cutting a pie.
People talk to each other in front of a banner.
Students and staff are standing in front of a big cake.
Guido Imbens stands next to a chess table and smiles.
People are sitting and looking at the dies natalis presentation.
A group of people are having a Q&A with Guido Imbens.
A plate of snacks.
A group of people are looking at the art on the wall.
A man is talking through the microphone.
People are listening to a lecture.
A group of people are walking towards the Erasmus gallery.
People are sitting and listening to a woman talk on stage.
Children are wearing VR headsets.
A room full of people in the lecture hall.
A girl is holding a microphone and smiles widely.
Two speakers sitting in front of a public.
The public shot from behind sees the awards ceremony of the Eramsus University Challange.
groups of people boarding on racing boats.
The winners of the University Challenge prizes pose for a picture.
Public watching the Open EUR festival at night.
A group of students poses for a picture.
A view from above of the Opening of the academic year event in Laurenskerk.
Open Science Festival conference from above.
The University's rector parading in the opening of the Eurekaweek.

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