110 years of Erasmus University Rotterdam

Taart wordt aangesneden voor 110 jaar EUR.

Great Dutch Student Championship (GNSK)

On 7/8/9th of June 2024, student-athletes from all student cities in the Netherlands will compete in 14 different sports disciplines for the title of Dutch Student Champion.

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Girl stretches on a yoga mat.
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

Meet the Professor: 1,500 children get to know the university

Rotterdam professors went by bike to primary schools in the city. Not to lecture students, but to teach primary school pupils.
Child raises hand, professor in class during Meet the Professor 2024

Erasmus visiting Rotterdam neighbourhoods during 'Leven Lang Leren Festival'

A throwback to the Leven Lang Leren Fesitval, in which more than 50 researchers from EUR entered into discussions with residents of the city in Rotterdam.
Two researchers explain to residents during the walk in Hoek van Holland.

Doing research in 2024: faster and more promising than ever, but also more intensive

Professors Arnold Bakker and Loes Keijsers reflect on how doing research has changed over the years, from photocopying journals to diary studies on smartphones.
Three students conduct research on computers in the university library around 1980s.

"I want to foster a sense of belonging and make people feel at home at the university"

Student Diversity Officer and former student Alex Huang strives for equality and designs programmes that foster a safe and inclusive environment at EUR.
Portrait photo of employee Alex Huang at Woudestein campus.

Record amount for Erasmus Charity Run

Last Sunday, participants of the Erasmus Charity Run raised a total of €23,176, breaking last year's record.
Three participants cheer on Coolsingel before the start.

Things to treasure...

EUR has a rich academic heritage and history. The beadle and veteran reveal traditions, growing female influence and valuable collections.
Pedel Rachel Doekhi in academische toga op het EMC

'The Living Library' now available

The book, with stories from the collections of the Erasmus University Library, was presented last Tuesday.

To celebrate or not to celebrate the lustrum? “Celebrating the lustrum suits the person Erasmus well”

Our university is celebrating its 110th anniversary. Why is it important to mark this or not? Ronald van Raak and Gijs van Oenen explain their visions.
Students and staff are standing in front of a big cake.

Tuesday March 19: book presentation 'The living library'

Festive presentation of the book on the unique objects and stories of the Erasmus University Library and the Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet.

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

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

  • Connecting Cultures Festival 2024

    A festival to celebrate, showcase, and present the different nationalities and cultures of our own students!
  • 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

One year of Lustrum events

A class room full of students.
One year of Lustrum events
  • Two students presenting their mural painting.
  • Guest speakers at the Sylvia Vermeulen Speech.
  • EUR employees all together for the EUR charity run.

One year of Lustrum events

A class room full of students.
1/43 Netwerkbijeenkomst Young Professionals Rotterdam, 30 april 2024, Campus Woudestein
Picture by Jorian
Two students presenting their mural painting.
2/43 Mural Mystery, 18-23 april 2024, Erasmus Plaza at campus Woudestein
Arie Kers
Guest speakers at the Sylvia Vermeulen Speech.
3/43 Sylvia Vermeulen Speech, 16 april 2024, Erasmus Paviljoen at campus Woudestein
EUR employees all together for the EUR charity run.
4/43 Erasmus Charity Run, 14 april 2024, different locations in Rotterdam
Alumnus standing in front of the class with other alumni in the back.
5/43 ESL Lustrum Alumni Event, 11 April 2024, Forumzaal
People taking a break from the EUR accounting workshop.
6/43 Erasmus Accounting Workshop, 5 april 2024, Campus woudestein
Young soldiers attending the 'Next Generation Leadership' symposium.
7/43 Lustrum Symposium 'Next Generation Leadership', 4 april 2024, campus Woudestein
Group picture of alumni at the ISS lustrum event
8/43 EUR Alumni lustrum event, ISS & Panorama Mesdag, 28 March 2024, Den Haag
Attendants of the Pride in Progress symposium.
9/43 Pride in Progress Symposium, 26 March 2024, campus Woudestein
Alexander Santoslima
People looking at books from EUR's special collection.
10/43 De levende bibliotheek - verhalen uit de collecties van UB, 19 maart 2024, Senaatszaal op campus Woudestein
Arie Kers
Students inspecting a brain during Brain Awareness Week
11/43 Brain Awarness Week, 11-17 March 2024, EUC
Arie Kers
A group of people participating in the City walking tour.
12/43 Just Transition City Walking Tour, 28 February 2024, Hef House
Hef House
People are sitting in a classroom while listening to a lecture.
13/43 How to reach “hard-to-reach” groups for research, 12 February 2024, Hef House
People are sitting around a table while writing on papers.
14/43 The Heart (break) Quiz, 14 February 2024, Erasmus Paviljoen
Arie Kers
Een groepje kinderen doet de digitale campustour op campus Woudestein en kijken op een tablet
15/43 Digital campus tour and campus challenge, 28 February 2024, Campus Woudestein
Lotte Dale
Werknemers van de EUR zitten aan tafel en praten met elkaar.
16/43 New Year’s Breakfast, 11January 2024, Sports Building
Groep medewerkers in Trompenburg tijdens Winter Wonderland.
17/43 Christmas, 14 December 2023, Trompenburg Rotterdam
Jonathan van Rijn
Student geeft uitleg bij een kraampje tijdens de Master Open Dag.
18/43 Master Open Day, 25 November 2023, campus Woudestein
Alexander Santos Lima
People sit at tables and listen to a speech.
19/43 Co-creating place brands - 23 Novemer 2023 - Het Gemaal Op Zuid
A girl is cutting a pie.
20/43 Connecting Cultures Festival - 16 November 2023 - Woudestein Campus
Arie Kers
People talk to each other in front of a banner.
21/43 SHE LEADS - 10 November 2023 - Rotterdam Science Tower
Students and staff are standing in front of a big cake.
22/43 Cake moment with the EUR community - 8 November 2023 - Woudestein Campus
Guido Imbens stands next to a chess table and smiles.
23/43 Unveiling of chess table - 8 November 2023 - Woudestein Campus
People are sitting and looking at the dies natalis presentation.
24/43 dies natalis - 8 November 2023 - Campus Woudestein
A group of people are having a Q&A with Guido Imbens.
25/43 Q&A with Guido Imbens - 8 November 2023 - Woudestein Campus
A plate of snacks.
26/43 Lustrum snacks 110th anniversary - 8 November 2023 - Woudestein Campus
A group of people are looking at the art on the wall.
27/43 Mural - 8 November 2023 - Woudestein Campus
Een man is door een microfoon aan het praten.
28/43 Policy Afternoon - 7 November 2023 - Excelsior Stadium
People are listening to a lecture.
29/43 Laprélezing - 1 November 2023 - Hal4 Rotterdam
A group of people are walking towards the Erasmus gallery.
30/43 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.
31/43 Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship 2nd Lustrum - 10 October 2023 - Rotterdam Science Tower
Children are wearing VR headsets.
32/43 Weekend of Science - 8 October 2023 - Woudestein Campus
A room full of people in the lecture hall.
33/43 Bachelor Open Day - 7 October 2023 - Campus Woudestein
Een meisje pakt de microfoon vast en lacht.
34/43 Book launch IDEA Center - 6 October 2023 - Theater Zuidplein
Two speakers sitting in front of a public.
35/43 EAIE - 25 September 2023 - Woudestein Campus
The public shot from behind sees the awards ceremony of the Eramsus University Challange.
36/43 Erasmus University Challenge - 21 September 2023 - Excelsior Stadium
groups of people boarding on racing boats.
37/43 Rotterdam Coastal Races - 16 September 2023 - Hoek van Holland Beach
The winners of the University Challenge prizes pose for a picture.
38/43 Erasmus University Challenge - 14 September 2023 - Excelsior Stadium
Public watching the Open EUR festival at night.
39/43 Open EUR Festival - 12 September 2023 - Woudestein Campus
A group of students poses for a picture.
40/43 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.
41/43 Opening Academisch Jaar - 4 September 2023 - Laurenskerk
Open Science Festival conference from above.
42/43 National Open Science Festival - 31 August 2023 - Woudestein Campus
The University's rector parading in the opening of the Eurekaweek.
43/43 Opening of the Eurekaweek - 21 August 2023 - Ahoy Rotterdam
Evgeny Astapov
A class room full of students.
Two students presenting their mural painting.
Guest speakers at the Sylvia Vermeulen Speech.
EUR employees all together for the EUR charity run.
Alumnus standing in front of the class with other alumni in the back.
People taking a break from the EUR accounting workshop.
Young soldiers attending the 'Next Generation Leadership' symposium.
Group picture of alumni at the ISS lustrum event
Attendants of the Pride in Progress symposium.
People looking at books from EUR's special collection.
Students inspecting a brain during Brain Awareness Week
A group of people participating in the City walking tour.
People are sitting in a classroom while listening to a lecture.
People are sitting around a table while writing on papers.
A group of kids is participating in the digital campus tour and campus challenges at campus Woudestein, they are gathered around an iPad
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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