With knowledge as the key concept, Erasmus University Rotterdam concentrates on the three main tasks of a university: to generate knowledge (research), to transfer knowledge (education) and to disseminate knowledge (society).

Erasmus University Rotterdam is an international academic institute for critical thinking and academic training with a keen interest in current social issues. The research conducted at EUR is grouped into four areas of expertise and organised into programmes, is fundamental in nature and has a strong social bias. The nature of the research is interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary.

The four areas of expertise are linked to the university’s seven faculties. The research grouped in the four areas is conducted at the nationally recognised research schools and research institutes or in the faculty research groups. Most of the researchers at Erasmus University Rotterdam collaborate or have contact with international research networks.

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