Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam is a research university based in Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands.The University took its name from Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, a 15-century Dutch humanist and theologist. The university's core areas of expertise are found on issues of management, organisation and policy in the public and private sectors as well as on the field of medicine and health care. As a research University, Erasmus University Rotterdam has bundled its education and research in four areas of expertise in which the university has a national and international reputation to maintain:

  •     Health
  •     Wealth
  •     Governance
  •     Culture

On 8 November 2013 at 3.30 pm, EUR counts exactly one hundred years from the Netherlands School of Commerce founding date. That was the first school of today's Erasmus University Rotterdam. EUR celebrates its centennial in the 2013-2014 academic year with a series of events and activities under the slogan "Impact". 

Find more information about the history of the University and the celebrations on the EUR website.

The core tasks of the university revolve around the generation and development of knowledge from research,the share of knowledge in education and the transfer knowledge to the community. Its driving forces are academic curiosity, critical reflection and social engagement.

The Academic focus of the EUR is on economics, management, organization and policy in the public and private sectors, as well as on health care. Its research programmes include urban management and development. IHS collaborates closely with the Erasmus School of Economics and the Faculty of Social Science. The Erasmus School of Economics includes International Economics and Regional, Transport and Port Economics. The latter has an extensive research programme on European Urban Management. The Social Science Faculty provides research and education on public administration, environmental science, political science, sociology and psychology. It encompasses relevant research programmes on urban sociology, management of industrial ecology, water and transport. the EUR has alliances with other leading universities, including the University of Cambridge and Harvard University.

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