Overview of all news

Press release: Research meets practice: how can social innovation transform the society we live in?

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Research meets practice, during the TRANSIT final conference on transformative social innovation! The event called “Learning for Change: A Journey through the Theory & Practice of Transformative Social Innovation” takes place on the 14 and 15th of September, in BlueCity 010, Rotterdam. It marks the end of a four-year international research project on transformative social innovation (TRANSIT). The project involved 12 research institutes from Europe and Latin-America and was coordinated by DRIFT, a leading institute for sustainability transitions. A team of international researchers joined efforts to study how social innovations can have a transformative impact on society.  

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

After nearly twenty-five years, the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSW) is being renamed. From 1 September 2017, the faculty will be called Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, reflecting the faculty’s multidisciplinary and international character.




Erasmus+ grants for prevention school dropout, big data in psychology education and Graduate School

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the Erasmus University Rotterdam received grants for three projects from the European Erasmus+ program for education, youth and sport.  

Graduate School awarded Erasmus+ grant

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities (EGSH) has been awarded with a 400.000 euros EU Erasmus+ grant. With this grant, the Graduate School can improve PhD education.

Public Administration #1 in Shanghai Subject Ranking 2017

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Public Administration scores #1 in this year’s Subject Rankings of The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as Shanghai Ranking. This means Public Administration at the Erasmus University Rotterdam is assessed as the best in the annual Shanghai Subject Rankings.

Extension of term as Dean for prof. dr. Henk van der Molen

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The Executive Board has extended the appointment term of Professor Henk van der Molen as Dean of FSW until 31 December 2017.


Political sociologist Eefje Steenvoorden wins Jaarprijs Politicologie for Best Doctoral Dissertation

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Political sociologist dr. Eefje Steenvoorden of Erasmus University Rotterdam won the Jaarprijs Politicologie ‘Best Doctoral Dissertation’ for her dissertation Societal Pessimism: A study of its conceptualization, causes, correlates and consequences. The Jaarprijs Politicologie is a joint initiative of the Dutch political science association and the political science association in Belgium. She defended her dissertation at the University of Amsterdam in 2016.