Aan de Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences zijn twee onderzoeksinstituten gelieerd.
DRIFT is a leading research institute in transitions towards sustainability. The organisation combines cutting edge research at the intersection of theory and practice with high-level advisory and training programmes for governmental institutions, businesses and intermediary organisations.
Risbo is an independent research institute, working in the field of learning and coexistence. The institute is connected to Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The institute focuses on three core themes: Big Cities, Public Administration and Education. Research, training and consultancy are the instruments that are applied to find answers to various questions and gain insights on often complex issues.