How cycling can help people fully participate in society

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Cycling can help people to fully participate in society by providing accessibility to more opportunities. It has great potential to meet people's transportation needs of dense urban areas, Morgan Geile argues in her master thesis. For her thesis, Geile conducted a study in Rotterdam South – whose population cycles the least in The Netherlands – to see why  people don’t use the bicycle more often and how cycling can improve transportation equality overall.

KidsRights Index 2017: violence and discrimination against children global concern

Monday, 15 May 2017

International children’s rights foundation KidsRights and Erasmus University Rotterdam have today published the KidsRights Index 2017, the annual global ranking which charts countries’ performance records concerning children’s rights.

Wendy Harcourt wins EU grant to research the gendered role of women in care work

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Wendy Harcourt, Associate Professor in Critical Development and Feminist Studies, wins successful bid for a  3.8 million euro grant for the EU 2020 Marie Curie Innovative Training Network Grant for Well-being, Ecology, Gender and Community (WEGO).

Three young research talents off to foreign top institutes thanks to Rubicon

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Sandra Tijssen (ErasmusMC),  Marcel Jonker (iBMG) and Annemieke Romein (ESHCC) will go to the United States and Belgium thanks to the programme Rubicon. They will research family-brain, patient preferences and policing the Low Countries.

Technical Medicine Master’s programme to start in September 2017

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

It is impossible to imagine the healthcare sector without medical technology. Innovative diagnosis and treatment methods call for a new type of medical professional; someone with both medical and technical knowledge, who can form a link between patients and technology. That’s why, as from September 2017, students will be able to start the Master’s programme in Technical Medicine, which is a collaboration between TU Delft and the university medical centres of Erasmus University Rotterdam and Leiden University.

Men happier when working full-time

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

A ‘daddy day’? More time to spend at home? A sense of well-being for men doesn’t necessarily come from working part-time. In fact, they’re happier if they can ‘simply’ work full-time. That was one of the conclusions of sociologist Sean de Hoon’s doctoral research into the impact of family relationships and parenthood on disparities in happiness, income and health. He will defend his thesis on Thursday 13 April.

Erasmus Charity Run 2017: running for student grants

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

On Sunday 9 April, a sea of runners in green will make their way through Rotterdam. During the Rotterdam Marathon, 550 students, staff and alumni will be taking part in the Erasmus Charity Run to raise money for student grants.

Negotiating parties reach agreement on Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities

Thursday, 30 March 2017

On 28 March 2017, the VSNU and the four employees’ organisations reached a negotiation settlement on the new CAO (Collective Labour Agreement) for Dutch Universities for 2016-2017. After a long negotiating process, there is now an agreement with which both universities and employees’ organisations are satisfied. According to VSNU chairman Karl Dittrich, “This will involve a qualitative investment being made in employees of the universities, across the board.”

March for Science: science - not silence!

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Science, not silence. That’s the motto of March for Science, which will take place in cities all over the world on 22 April. Also in the Netherlands, where Maarten Frens, dean of Erasmus University College, is one of the supporters.

Two new LDE minors begin in September

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Two new Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minors will begin in September 2017: ‘Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Global Development’ and ‘Geo-resources for the Future’. Both multidisciplinary minors are easily accessible for Bachelor’s students at Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam. Lecturers from these three universities all contribute expertise from their respective disciplines. In both minors, participants have the opportunity to work with students from other universities and fields, allowing them to step outside of their monodisciplinary frame of reference.

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