News overview

Challenge Accepted: taking on the societal challenges of the 21st century together

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

‘Challenge Accepted’: with that slogan, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Erasmus Trustfonds are jointly launching a campaign today that will allow the university to take on the societal challenges of the 21st century. Their ambition is to create an endowment fund of EUR 100 million by 2025. Donors have already contributed a total of more than EUR 26 million to this end. In addition, the two organisations have introduced an online community for alumni, students and academics.

Filmtourism: a way to make stories real

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

The core motivation and experience of the film tourist starts with the love of a particular narrative. ‘Being there’ is important, even when ‘there’ doesn’t really exist. This states Abby Waysdorf in her thesis on film tourism and how the places they visit are experienced by the fans. Waysdorf defends her thesis on Thursday 9 November 2017 at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Erasmus University’s global community

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

From Afghanistan to Switzerland: Erasmus University Rotterdam’s student population continues to become more diverse. The student community is increasingly made up of an increasing number of students from all over the world, something that is important for both Dutch and international students alike. This was one of the findings from the annual census of students held on 1 October. 

Update: Working on solutions for Polak Building

Friday, 20 October 2017

Erasmus University is doing its utmost to provide solutions for its students as a result of the temporary closure of Polak Building. Among others, that means creating extra study space options.

Honorary doctorate for Christopher Hood

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The influential British academic Professor Christopher Hood receives an honorary doctorate from Erasmus University Rotterdam during the 104th Dies Natalis, which will be held on Wednesday, 8 November 2017. The theme of this year’s anniversary is 'For the benefit of all: making society work'. The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) takes centre stage this year.

Challenges in China: Assessing health determinants and health care reforms

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

China has enjoyed remarkable economic growth in the past few decades. However, there have been increasing concerns about health inequalities, non-communicable diseases, and the rocketing cost of the health care system. Hao Zhang’s dissertation addresses the challenges faced by China around 2010 in both the population health domain and the health care system. She defends her thesis Thursday 5 October 2017 at Erasmus University.

“Look beyond the size of their bellies”

Thursday, 28 September 2017

This is the message that Prof. Liesbeth van Rossum conveyed to her listeners during her inaugural acceptance speech as Professor of Obesity and Stress on Friday  29 September.

PhD defense on Commercial Dispute Resolutions in China

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

On Friday 29 September, mr. Bo Yuan LL.M. will defend his PhD thesis 'Foreign-Related Commercial Dispute Resolution in China: A focus on litigation and arbitration' at Erasmus School of Law.

“Building a Better World”: TEDxErasmusUniversityRotterdam 2017

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

TEDxErasmusUniversityRotterdam will take place on 5 October 2017 at Centrale Bibliotheek Rotterdam. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices under the theme of “Building a Better World”. 

Trust is a powerful contributor to success in public-private urban regeneration partnerships

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

One of the key conclusions of the PhD research by Carley Pennink (IHS, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies) on the role of trust in partnerships between the public and private sectors is that ‘trust can influence risk and of outcomes as perceived by the partners in these partnerships’. It is vital to invest in building trust between partners as trust can act as a governing mechanism in situations of high risk and is important in achieving outcomes, including, for instance, the tendency to cooperate, coordination efficiencies and the realization of innovation.