Grand Challenges
Leadership - Responsibility - Sustainability

Grand Challenges

Grand challenges – it is more than evident that the next generation, YOUR generation, will be faced with unprecedented challenges. How to feed 9 billion people in 2050, on a planet that is heavily pressured by climate change, lack of natural resources, acidified oceans, and shortage of food and fresh water (to name a few). And it is also evident that the current system, with its focus on growth no matter what, has caused a number of these problems. It’s time for a systems change.

EUR traditionally is THE University for Future Leaders in business and (public & private) management.  Those leaders need, in this era, to be trained in a systemic and holistic way and to be fully aware of the challenges facing us and capable of handling them.

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Future CEO's

"EUR delivers the CEOs of the future. This means that sustainability and social responsibility have to be in their DNA."

Pauline van der Meer-Mohr, former President of Erasmus University Rotterdam

These challenges can only be faced, solved or at least dealt with, by creative and holistic thinking. This requires individuals with courage, optimism and a strong belief in a better future. Will you be such an individual?

Students who are admitted to this track will embark on a fascinating and exploratory journey, with some of the world’s frontrunners   in sustainable thinking (all of them happen to work at Erasmus University). Take a look at the units we’ve prepared for you.

Students Grand Challenges