About Erasmus UPT

Erasmus Centre for Urban, Port and Transport Economics (Erasmus UPT) is a research and education company wholle owned by Erasmus University Rotterdam. As part of an internationally renowned academic institution, it is Erasmus UPT's mission to deliver practical research solutions grounded in science. More specifically, its goal is to provide government and industry with cutting-edge knowledge, international best practice advise and workable policy recommendations. Our research serves as input for vision building, decision support and economic evaluation for clients in both the public and private sector, such as national and local governments, industry, consultants and NGO's.  

Main themes for research and education

At the core of Erasmus UPT's business are three main themes: Urban and Regional Economics, Port Economics and Transport Economics.
On each theme, Erasmus UPT's staff of experts has extensive international experience and a long tradition of 'making science work.' Erasmus UPT has a solid core of researchers and lecturers and an extensive network surrounding this core, which provides an excellent base to extend this track record. Through its education programs, Erasmus UPT aims to offer its students excellent education on Urban, Port and Transport Economics. Erasmus UPT's educational programs include a Bachelor of Science program, a Master of Science program, short courses and post-experience programs.  

Governance and partners

Erasmus UPT is fully owned by, and operates under the charter of, Erasmus University Rotterdam Holding. Erasmus UPT is aligned with the Erasmus School of Economics, meaning that the primary focus of the research and education is on economics. Erasmus UPT has network relations with the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL), Technical University Delft, European Institute for Comparative Urban Research (EURICUR), TNO-applied research and Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB).