Research Institutes

Centre for the Law and Economics of Cyber Security (CLECS)

Currently, there is under- and overinvestment in cybersecurity by both government and industry. As the investments in cyber security will rise in the future through developments such as robotics, the ‘internet of things’ and blockchain, so will the need for a societal debate about the efficiency of those investments. The mission of this centre is to create a stronger public discourse regarding efficient cyber security investments.

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Erasmus Centre for Local Government Taxes (ESBL)

The Erasmus Study Centre for Local Government Taxes (ESBL) carries out scientific research in the field of the taxes of municipalities, water boards and other local authorities on a national and international level.

More information on the Centre for Local Government Taxes is available in Dutch only.

Erasmus China Law Centre (ECLC)

The Erasmus School of Law has been engaged for many years in a number of research and educational activities with Chinese law schools and other institutions. This centre aims to promote Chinese law research and education in the Netherlands and serve as a primary resource on legal cooperation between Dutch and Chinese academic institutions, government bodies, including coordinating training for Chinese staff in legal circles in international legal studies.

More information on the Erasmus China Law Centre.

Erasmus Migration and Diversity Institute (EMDI)

The Erasmus Migration and Diversity Institute (EMDI) was established to be a unique and multidisciplinary platform for research into migration and diversity. The main goal is to achieve interdisciplinary collaboration in research into migration and diversity.

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IvO Center for Financial law & Governance (ICFG)

The IvO Center for Financial Law and Governance (ICFG) aims to bring together national and international scientists, students and professionals in order to achieve a high-quality exchange of knowledge and experience in the area of financial law and governance at financial institutions.

More information on the Center for Financial law and Governance is available in Dutch only.

Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics (RILE)

Established in the year 2000, the Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics (RILE) is set to carry out the task of promoting and furthering the development of Law and Economics, across the Netherlands, but also worldwide.

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Rotterdam Institute for Shipping & Transport Law

The Rotterdam Institute for Shipping & Transport Law aims to provide a better and more transparent structure for the various Master level courses in these fields provided by Erasmus School of Law (see under Courses). this institute will also be instrumental in organizing seminars, colloquia, and conferences on topical subjects were possible in close collaboration with partner universities, institutes and associations both at home and abroad.

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Rotterdam Institute of Private Law

The Rotterdam Institute of Private Law is committed to in-depth research in the broad field of private law. The Institute fosters the two research programmes 'Lex Mercatoria' and 'Behavioural Approaches to Contract and Tort'.

More information on the Institute of Private Law.