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.”

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.

Inspiring students at the Erasmus Sustainability Days

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

To inspire students, that is the objective of the Erasmus Sustainability Days. The second edition of this sustainability event will be held at Erasmus University Rotterdam on 28-30 March. Through lectures and workshops, organisations such as the Rotterdam municipal authorities, Heineken, Nike, NS and Samsung will share their experiences with sustainability.

Honouring researchers and talents on Talent Day

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

At Erasmus University Rotterdam, putting top researchers in the limelight on Talent Day is an excellent tradition. This year 33 researchers and the 50 students who successfully participated in the Erasmus Honours Programme 2016 will be proudly presented on 15 March 2017.

Being your own boss doesn’t always offer the right work-life balance

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Self-employed entrepreneurship seems to offer an excellent way of finding a better work-life balance. But that is not, by definition, the case. Experiences of the work-life balance differ depending on the type of self-employed entrepreneur. Anne Annink, a PhD candidate at the Department of Public Administration, reached these conclusions in her thesis, which she will defend on Friday 17 March, 2017. In her opinion, governments can help improve the work-life balance. 

Seven EUR women play ‘Seven’ on International Women's Day 2017

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Wednesday 8 March 2017, International Women's Day

Seven masters awarded ‘quality stamp’ by Keuzegids

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Seven master programmes at Erasmus University Rotterdam have been awarded a ‘stamp of quality’ in the Keuzegids Masters 2017 published today. Students in these programmes indicate that they are very satisfied with their chosen studies.

Launch of Rotterdam Life Sciences & Health Hub

Friday, 24 February 2017


On 23 February 2017, the Life Sciences & Health Hub was officially launched. The hub is a Living Lab and offers the opportunity to entrepreneurs, scientists and healthcare institutions to find each other, to develop new life sciences & health (LS&H) innovations together and to experience and test these with patients and clients.

ISS hosts international symposium on Global Redistribution and the Challenges of Financing Development

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Leading critical scholars and policy makers from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe came to ISS on 16-17 February to discuss the necessity of scaling up global redistribution, a matter of great urgency at a time when the rightward political shift in both the US and Europe has led to an attack on the principles and practices of progressive redistribution at both national and international scales.

New € 15.000 scholarship opportunity for Mexican students

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Have you already applied to do an MA at ISS or Erasmus University Rotterdam? A new Orange Tulip Scholarship specifically for Mexican students can help you get to the Netherlands for your studies. 

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