Talent Day

Every year, researchers from Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) succeed in obtaining grants and subsidies for their research. EUR has for some time been one of Europe's leading institutions in terms of the impact that the work of our researchers has on that of other scientists. It is therefore quite extraordinary to be among the best in such a competitive research environment. At EUR it is our custom to shine the spotlight on them during Talent Day.

The Executive Board is proud to present the talented researchers of the past year. They have been awarded various NWO subsidies, an ERC Starting Grant and fellowships from EUR and Erasmus MC. To honour these laureates, a celebration will be held on Wednesday 16 February 2011.

Students who have successfully taken the Erasmus Honours Programme in 2010 will also be invited. They are just starting out in their academic careers; the laureates, with their grants and subsidies, have made an excellent start on the long and difficult journey towards a successful scientific career. The Executive Board would like to emphasise how high a value we place on developing, maintaining and attracting talent. The Vereniging Trustfonds EUR is the co-sponsor of our Talent Day: every year, as a token of appreciation, it awards prizes for all talents.

Professor Dr H.G. Schmidt
rector magnificus