News overview

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.

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.