|Erasmus University Rotterdam|
|Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam|
|Latin: Erasmus Universitas Rotterdam|
|Motto||‘De universiteit voor denkers en doeners’|
|Motto in English||'Main Port of Knowledge.'|
|Rector||Professor Dr. Henk G. Schmidt|
|Location||Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|Affiliations||AMBA EQUIS AACSB|
Erasmus University Rotterdam is a university in the Netherlands, located in Rotterdam. The university is named after Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, a 15th century humanist and theologian. The university has seven faculties and focuses on three domains
The first two domains are situated at the Woudestein campus, in the east of Rotterdam. The Medicine and Health Sciences domain is located at the Erasmus Medical Center (MC) at the Hoboken campus in the west part of the city.
Erasmus MC is the largest and one of the foremost academic medical centers trauma centers in the Netherlands, whereas its business school, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is a leading business school within Europe. The Faculty of Law is one of the largest law schools in the Netherlands. The university has an annual budget of around €350,000,000 - €500,000,000.
The University describes itself as an "international knowledge
workshop for critical thinking and academic training, driven by a
strong focus on current social issues."
The university concentrates its expertise on issues of management, organisation and policy in the public and private sectors on the one hand, as well as on the field of sickness and health care. The university considers as its core tasks: to generate knowledge from research, to share knowledge in education and to transfer knowledge to the community. Its driving forces are academic curiosity, critical reflection and social engagement.
Erasmus University Rotterdam has existed in its present form since 1973. Its history, however, dates back to 1913, the year in which the Netherlands School of Commerce was founded through private initiative with broad support from the Rotterdam business community. The statutory recognition of higher education in commerce and economics as an academic discipline resulted in 1939 in a change of name. The NHH became the NEH or Netherlands School of Economics. The growing complexity of society led in the 1960s to the arrival of the faculties of Law and Social Sciences, followed in later decades by Philosophy, History and Arts, and Business Administration.
From 1950, the Foundation for Higher Clinical Education used its best efforts to get a full academic medical study programme established in Rotterdam, and with success: In 1966, the government established the Medical Faculty Rotterdam, housed next to Dijkzigt Hospital. Together with the Sophia Children's Hospital and the Daniel den Hoed Clinic, it forms the University Hospital Rotterdam, which as of 1 January 2003 bears the name Erasmus MC. In 1973, the Medical Faculty Rotterdam and the Netherlands School of Economics merged to become Erasmus University Rotterdam – the first university in the Netherlands named after a person, a man to whom Rotterdam owes the reputation it has held for centuries in the academic world, Desiderius Erasmus.
Erasmus University Rotterdam has bundled its education and research in three domains in which the university has a national and international reputation to maintain:
This domain includes the Erasmus School of Economics and the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
This domain has a very strong reputation in education as well as in research. Its economics programmes and management programmes attract students and postgraduates from all over the world. The research schools Erasmus Research Institute for Management (ERIM) and the Tinbergen Institute attract PhD students, research fellows, PostDocs and visiting professors of repute from all corners of the world. Other joint ventures are the English-language programmes International Business Administration (IBA), International Bachelor of Economics and Business Economics (IBEB), the Erasmus Executive Development programme (EED), the Erasmus University Centre for Contract Research and Business Support (ERBS) and the European Institute for Comparative Urban Research (Euricur).
Erasmus Medical Center is the new name for the university medical centre in Rotterdam, which is a merger of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the University Hospital Rotterdam (Dijkzigt, Sophia, Daniel den Hoed clinic). This centre for knowledge development, training and care in the field of sickness and health – the largest of its kind in Europe – is renowned nationally and internationally. The research combines its internationally acknowledged expertise in the fields of clinical sciences, health sciences and biomedical sciences. The biomedical cluster plays a leading role in the field of genomics (analysis of genes and proteins) and bioinformatics. The Forensic Molecular Biology department works together with the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI). Major long-term genetic epidemiological studies among the elderly and children are Erasmus Rotterdam Health for the Elderly (ERGO) and Generation R respectively. The institute of Health Policy and Management (iBMG) forms a bridge between medicine and the health sciences on the one hand and social sciences on the other.
The research in this domain focuses on the complexity of global society and the link between economic and social problems on the one hand and law, history and culture on the other. It provides a critical reflection on research and academic training from the point of view of specialist fields like philosophy and ethics. The domain has ground in common not only with economics and management, but also with the medical and health sciences.
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (pv) and Erasmus School of Economics
Erasmus University today is seen as the leading university in Econometrics and Operational Research. Jan Tinbergen, A Nobel price winner for Economics (1969), was the founder of the Econometric Institute and said to be a pioneer in Econometrics & Management Science. His theories had a political inclination, which proved that with multiple objectives of price stability and employment policy achieve the desired results of stabilizing the economy.
Economic faculties, UvA and VU.
Tinbergen Institute (TI) is one of the top research institutes and graduate schools in economics and finance in the world. It offers a research master program (MPhil) in economics and finance as well as PhD opportunities. It is one of the Europe's top graduate schools and research institute, which uniquely combines the best of three leading Dutch Universities, which Erasmus University Rotterdam is one of them. See also Ranking Tinbergen (Econometric) Institute
In association with TU Delft
Erasmus MC (pv)
Erasmus MC (pv), RIVM, NKI, UMCU-UU en AMC-UvA (1992, 1997, 2002, 2008)
Erasmus MC (pv) and LEI (1994, 1999, 2004)
Erasmus MC, LEI (pv) (1992, 1997, 2003) MGC participates in the top Research School Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics (MRC), UU (pv), UvA en LEI
Erasmus MC, UU (pv) (1994, 2000, 2005)
Faculty of Law EUR (pv), LEI, VU, TNO and NSCR (2000, 2005)
Faculty of Social Sciences EUR (pv), UT, LEI, RUN, VU, UU, TUD and UvT (1996, 2001, 2006)
Faculty of History and Arts EUR, UvA (pv), UU, RUN, UM, LEI, VU en UT (1995, 2000, 2005)
Faculty of History and Arts EUR, RUG (pv), KUN, UvA, VU, UU, RUG, LEI, WUR, RUN, KUB en TUE (1994, 1999, 2004)
Faculteit of Social Sciences EUR, UvA (pv) (1994 en 1999, 2004)
Faculty of Law EUR, UU (pv) en UM (1995, 2000, 2005)
Faculty of Social Sciences EUR, UM, LEI, UvA (pv) en VU (1995, 2000, 2004)
Faculty of Social Sciences EUR, VU, UvA (pv), RUG, LEI (1995, 2000, 2005)
Faculty of Philosophy, VU, EUR, RUG, RU, UvA en UU (pv) (1994, 1999, 2006)
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On the 9th of September 2009- also known as Sustainability Day- GreenEUR was launched officially. During this day, GreenEur organized several on-campus activities in cooperation with Greening the Campus. In the last couple of months, a select group of students have worked hard to build an organization by students- and for students interested in sustainability. More
The University Library ensures the provision of scientific information and offers information services for Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). The library provides services to students, lecturers and researchers. In doing so, it operates at the heart of the scientific profession. With its collections and related expertise, the library also fulfills a social function, particularly in the region. The library stands for client orientation, innovation and efficiency. The central focus of its activities is on professionalism, teamwork and fair play.
Ranking Econometric Department Tinbergen
|Year||Rank (Europe)||Rank (Worldwide)|
Worldwide scores (2009) - Great papers
|London School of Economics||94.9|
|University of Oxford||47.8|
Ranking Economic Department
|Year||Rank (Europe)||Rank (Worldwide)|
|Rank Europe||Rank world||Institute|
|1||20||Erasmus University Rotterdam|
|2||25||University of Cambridge|
|3||26||University of Oxford|
Furthermore, the Erasmus MC (the university medical center) is ranked by The Scientist as the 5th best of the top 15 medical institutions outside the United States (ranking 2004).
|Year||Rank (Europe)||Rank (Worldwide)|
The business school has achieved accreditation from the three international accrediting bodies of management education; AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB. Only a handful of business schools in the world have acquired triple accreditation, although it should be noted that many schools have a policy of not applying for multiple accreditations.
Erasmus University Rotterdam is ranked (2006) as 34th in Europe and 92nd globally (dropped from 57th position in 2005) by the Times Higher Education Supplement. An overview of the last years.
|2006||92 (▼ 35)|
|2007||163 (▼ 71)|
|2008||126 (▲ 37)|
|2009||108 (▲ 18)|
Furthermore the university offers two completely English-language Bachelor programmes. Both programmes are open to students aiming for an international career in Business and/or Economics. Apart from the Dutch students, about 40% of the students taking these programmes are international students from over 80 countries.
Students can choose from 28 master courses with more than 65 different programs. Education at this level is given mostly in English, and is international and applicable oriented. The research is of top level. There is a wide range of study facilities. And these programmes have an excellent reputation at the job market.
Erasmus University offers three types of Master’s programmes:
Talented students are given the opportunity to utilise their skills and potential in academic research. Completion of these Research Master’s programmes leads to the degree's M.Phil. or M.Sc.Res. (Master of Science by Research):
The university also offers specialised knowledge and skills programma's for further development of your professional career. These type of programmes leads to the commonly known M.A., or M.Sc., but also to professional Master degree's like MBA, MFM, or MHM:
In addition, most departments, affiliated (research)institutes or faculties offer doctorate programs or positions, leading to the 'Doctor of Philosophy' (Ph.D.) degree. Most of the Ph.D. programs offered by the university are concentrated in several research schools or institutes. See also: Ph.D. at Erasmus university.