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Celebrating exceptional performances of staff and students

Friday, 18 August 2017

During the opening of the Academic Year, Erasmus University Rotterdam will pay tribute to the exceptional performances of a number of its academics, students and employees. On Monday, 4 September, the university’s awards will be presented and one student placed in the spotlight. The theme of the Opening is ‘Building Vital Cities, Empowering Vital Citizens’.

Tweets contain valuable information for boosting tourism

Friday, 18 August 2017

Tourists’ tweets are different from city residents’ tweets, realised Dr Tobias Brandt of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). Away from their usual surroundings, tourists attach more photos and extra information to their posts. Analysing this information can yield valuable insights about the city’s hotspots and why tourist flock to them, Brandt discovered after analysing 600,000 tweets sent in San Francisco. The results of his study can help cities and businesses to decide where best to direct their efforts to develop tourism.

‘All hands on deck’ during Eurekaweek

Monday, 14 August 2017

This year more students than ever will be taking part in Eurekaweek, Erasmus University Rotterdam’s official introduction week. Eurekaweek will run from Sunday, 20 August to Thursday, 24 August 2017. The organisers expect to welcome some 3,200 new students. The theme of this edition is ‘All hands on deck’, with special attention paid to international students, master students and students from a multicultural background.

Monday, 4 September 2017, 15:30

Opening of the Academic Year

Friday, 8 September 2017, 16:00

Opening MA Programme