Rotterdam: the cradle of urban management
IHS and the city of Rotterdam
IHS is deeply connected with the city of Rotterdam and IHS history is significantly defined by the past of the city. During World War II, a great part of Rotterdam's city centre was destroyed. During the post-war reconstruction period, a group of scientists, engineers, urban planners and architects came together to think through how to plan and develop a city that would be modern, creative, inclusive, innovative. IHS was established during this period and was part of this process of re-developing Rotterdam. After this process, the Rotterdam skyline changed completed. Today, you can enjoy the view of typical 1930's houses next to high-rise buildings, striking examples of the innovative Dutch design.By the end of this process, there was so much learning and experience accumulated, that was decided that this learning should be shared with the world and other cities that are in similar situation. And that was the beginning of the IHS.history
The capital of Architecture of The Netherlands
Today, Rotterdam is considered as the cradle of urban management as well as a playground for architects. Rotterdam's skyline is one of the first things that impresses visitors when they see it for the first time. Rotterdam is internationally know for its modern architecture and design culture. Rotterdam is also the home of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) as well as architecture firms globally known for their designs.
World Port City
Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands after Amsterdam as well as the largest port in Europe and one out of the 5 most important in the world. Rotterdam has a long standing history of 400 years as a central node in trade and shipping.
The city is characterized by a strong emphasis on the knowledge-intensive sectors of the economy. It's a city of modern architecture, innovation, creativity, events, leisure and recreation. More than one million people from at least 160 countries live in the Rotterdam region. That makes Rotterdam the definition of a world city.
Rotterdam - World Education
Rotterdam is the home of top quality international institutes and universities. This fact resultS to an increasing number of talented and highly skilled professionals living and working in the city.
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) was established 100 years ago by a business community initially with a focus on economics and business. Today, EUR offers under-graduate and post-graduate programmes in Dutch and English in areas like business, economics, law, medicine, communication, social sciences and urban studies as well as it welcomes an increasing number of international students annually. The univeristy is recognized as one of the top 10 Dutch universities as well as ranked in the 200 top universities around the world.
For more information about education and research at EUR, you can visit the Erasmus University website.