Welcome to the Beadle’s Office
The Beadle’s Office undertakes and supervises the PhD defence ceremony procedure on behalf of the Rector of Erasmus University Rotterdam. It organises and prepares academic ceremonies such as PhD defence ceremonies, inaugural speeches, valedictory speeches, the opening of the academic year and the celebration of the Dies Natalis, or anniversary of the university. The Beadle’s Office also has an advisory role in other university events, such as graduations and awarding degree certificates, presenting prizes and honours, and speeches. The Beadle’s Office takes care of Erasmus University Rotterdam's academic rituals.
In the context of the COVID-19 virus pandemic and current measures, the Board for Promotions of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) gives PhD students the choice of either:
- a physical ceremony
- a hybrid ceremony
- an online ceremony
For all information regarding these choices we kindly request you to consult the protocol (valid until 3 December 2021) as reported below. For questions regarding the reception possibilities we would like to refer you to Vitam (EUR) or Kade 80 (Erasmus MC).
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PhD defence ceremonies
PhD defence ceremonies at Erasmus University Rotterdam
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General information on academic rituals at Erasmus University Rotterdam
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