Talent Day 2017

It is with great pride that I present this group of truly excellent researchers. 2016 was an exceptionally good year for Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). No less than 33 researchers managed to secure grants and subsidies for their research. I believe this is a new record.

For quite some time, EUR has been among Europe's best in terms of the impact of our researchers’ work on that of other scientists. It is really special to be among the best in such a competitive research environment. This calls for a celebration. At EUR we have the excellent tradition of putting our top researchers in the limelight on Talent Day.

On 15 March 2017, the Executive Board will present the most talented researchers of the past year. These researchers have become eligible for various NWO subsidies, the ERC Grants, the Erasmus MC fellowships and the EUR fellowships. This year I’m also very happy to present the ‘winner’ of a Consolidator Grant, as a part of the ERC grants. On top of that, you will meet two of EUR’s ‘Research Talents’.

On Talent day, we also present students who successfully took part in the Erasmus Honours Programme. The 50 students of 2016 stand at the very beginning of the academic career path. With their grants and subsidies, the laureates have gotten off to a fine start on the long, arduous road leading to a successful academic career.

The Talent Day has also been made possible by Vereniging Trustfonds EUR.

Prof H. A. P. Pols
Rector magnificus