News overview

Brain scans reveal what makes a TV advert effective

Friday, 20 January 2017

What is it about a TV advert that triggers people to find the product online? Scanning consumers’ brains has allowed Linda Couwenberg of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) to discover that a TV advert works best when it both highlights a product’s functional benefits and triggers the viewer’s imagination. This particular combination of elements activates specific parts of the viewer’s brain most intensely, she found, which makes the advert more effective.

Masterclass by Professor Makau Mutua on Hegemony, Law and Politics: Strategic Challenges for Legal Mobilizers

Thursday, 19 January 2017

On the 13th of January 2017, Professor Makau Mutua, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Floyd H. and Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar at SUNY Buffalo Law School, presented a Masterclass at the Clinic on Hegemony, Law and Politics: Strategic Challenges for Legal Mobilizers

Karin Arts joins Supervisory Board UNICEF Netherlands

Thursday, 19 January 2017

ISS professor of international law and development Karin Arts was recently appointed as a new member of the Supervisory Board of UNICEF Nederland (UNICEF's National Committee in the Netherlands).

Vacancy for post-doctoral researcher on Everyday politics and practices of family planning in the DRC

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

ISS is seeking a full-time post-doctoral researcher for the period 1 March 2017-31 December 2018. The research concerns Everyday politics and practices of family planning in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

'Generationing Development: A relational approach to children, youth and development'

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

New publication which weaves insights from the children and youth studies literature and critical development studies.

Film tourism, psychiatry and black rebels in Studio Erasmus

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

This month, Studio Erasmus, the monthly talk show of Erasmus University about science and current affairs, is all about the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). On Tuesday 31 January, during the special IFFR edition (in English!), the theme will be film.

2017: a year of cooperation

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

A year of cooperation. That is how President of the Executive Board Kristel Baele typified 2017 during the New Year's meeting on Tuesday, January 10th. She was referring among others to the renewal of cooperation with Rotterdam, the multidisciplinary Erasmus Initiatives and the partnership with IFFR.

Films and scholars get together at IFFR

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

For the fifth time researchers from Erasmus University Rotterdam will make an appearance at the 2017 edition of  International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), which starts Wednesday 25 January. Media scientist Etienne Augé will provide the Tiger College of the movie ‘The Future of Work and Death’, while the Studio Erasmus talk show will focus on film tourism, film psychiatrists and black movies. Moreover, the successful Erasmus Film Quiz will also be part of the programme. The Erasmus University is official partner of IFFR since 2013.

Why haven't economists predicted economic crises?

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Get the answer to this and other questions by following following this MOOC on Economics from a pluralist perspective

Successful PhD defence by Mary Rutenge

Monday, 9 January 2017

'Gold-mining Multinationals and Community Interaction in Tanzania'