Testimonials

Anna Wildeboer

Student Urban, Port and Transport Economics 

 

'Satisfaction! The programme Urban, Port and Transport Economics lived up to all my expectations of a masters specialization in economics'

Why I chose Urban, Port and Transport Economics?

After my bachelor Economics in Amsterdam I was looking for a master that covered more than just the mainstream economics, finance or marketing courses that we all have experienced during our bachelors. That’s when I came across Urban, Port and Transport Economics. The master specialisation Urban, Port and Transport Economics is unique in its kind. As part of the applied economics department it is less theoretically focussed and really about applying economic reasoning and analytics to a broad range of tangible topics. 

The curriculum

In the first block you will deepen your knowledge of the relevant quantitative methods. More specifically this includes the spatial dimension that is present in the Urban, Port and Transport field. There after I completely focused on all urban related courses. Topics that have been discussed ranged from public investments in sport venues to the role of the creative class in urban regeneration to place (de)marketing. Besides the great course offer, the master relies on a highly qualified and passionate teaching staff and an international student base. I would also strongly recommend you to join Transito; the master’s study association. As part of the board I was able to get the most out of my studies. If your looking for a programme that you can tailor to your needs and interests, consider Urban, Port and Transport Economics!   Leon van der Vliet

Student Urban, Port and Transport Economics 

 

'The programme brings much more than the name brings to mind, it offers a variety of courses that will serve as a perfect foundation for your career'

Why I chose Urban, Port and Transport Economics?

Since I remember the port of Rotterdam always caught my attention, probably because I always lived close to Rotterdam and therefore had the port virtually in my backyard. After finishing my BSc Economics and Business Economics the choice for my Master was easily made; my passion for the port and logistics is reflected in the master specialisation Urban, Port and Transport Economics.

The curriculum 

This programme offers a great variety of courses of which one could choose from. Personally, I chose all courses related to Port and Transport economics topics. However, for my seminar I wanted to widen my horizons and decided to go for an Urban Economics related seminar. In my opinion this is what makes this programme great and special, you are not bounded by only one direction, since, each block, you are able to choose a completely different topic. Not only did I learn about ports, logistics and urban planning in general, this Master specialisation also taught me to work with all types of models. Several courses and seminars have econometrical aspects and taught me, among other things, to optimize an entire supply chain which I found to be extremely helpful. All in all, I believe this programme prepares you for a glorious career in the future!