Why pursue a PhD in Rotterdam

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Interested in starting a PhD track in our multidisciplinary and international setting? Found the PhD programme of your dreams at Erasmus University Rotterdam? We have a lot to offer to aspiring PhD candidates. Read more about our research services, our employment conditions and the city of Rotterdam.

Why pursue a PhD in the Netherlands?

Following a PhD track in the Netherlands might be different than pursuing a PhD in other countries. The main differences in following a PhD programme in the Netherlands en what the biggest reasons are to choose Holland, are listed at the Study in Holland-website

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Why choose Rotterdam?

Rotterdam, also known as the Gateway to Europe. This unique city is rapidly innovating. Whether it’s the constantly changing skyline with its bold architecture, the port which is one of the smartest in the world or the can-do mentality of the residents. Rotterdam has a distinct character, it’s energetic and always in motion. The city is driven by forerunners, pioneers and people with the courage and will to drive change.

Thanks to the city’s many internationally acclaimed knowledge institutions, a flourishing international business community, high quality culture and architecture, a wide range of entertainment and a very diverse population, Rotterdam offers everything in one.

The compact city centre is home to many business and congress venues, hotels and other amenities within walking distance of each other. Connections are created organically in Rotterdam. Perhaps because of these literally short distances.

Rotterdam’s strategic location in Europe makes connected to the rest of the world. With more than 170 nationalities living next to and with each other. Some of them were born in the Urban city, others have come to build theirs and the city’s future. That great diversity of dreams, wishes and residents means that Rotterdam is rich in many subcultures.

You can see that in the art – culture, in its night life, in the eating culture, in the business community and literally on the street. Thanks to its diversity, Rotterdam has a unique urban vibe. It makes it a truly ‘must see’ city, where there is room for anyone.

Rotterdam: a city to discover!

Living, getting around, studying and safety.

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Rotterdam. Make it Happen.

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