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Erasmus University Rotterdam
(abbreviated as EUR, Dutch: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam) is a public university located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The university is named after Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, a 15th-century humanist and theologian. Erasmus MC
Erasmus MC
is the largest and one of the foremost academic medical centers and trauma centers in the Netherlands, whereas its economics and business school, Erasmus School of Economics and Rotterdam
School of Management, Erasmus University are well known in Europe and beyond. In 2017, Erasmus University Rotterdam
was ranked among top ten business schools in Europe by Financial Times.[3] In 2015, Erasmus University Rotterdam
is ranked by Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education
as 20th in Europe and 72nd in the world, with its social sciences as 40th, and clinical health as 35th in the world.[4][5] The university has seven faculties and focuses on the following four areas:

Health – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences/ Erasmus MC
Erasmus MC
and Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) Wealth – Erasmus School of Economics and Rotterdam
School of Management, Erasmus University Governance – Erasmus School of Law and Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) Culture – Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) and Faculty of Philosophy


1 History

1.1 Health 1.2 Wealth 1.3 Governance 1.4 Culture

2 Research Institutes/Schools

2.1 Wealth 2.2 Health 2.3 Law, Culture and Society

3 Campus

3.1 Sustainability

4 Student activities 5 Rankings

5.1 Erasmus School of Economics 5.2 Rotterdam
School of Management 5.3 Erasmus Medical Center

6 Education

6.1 Undergraduate programmes 6.2 Graduate Studies

6.2.1 Master’s programmes 6.2.2 Research Master’s programmes 6.2.3 Post-experience and professional Master's programmes

6.3 Doctorate programmes

6.3.1 Research doctorates

6.4 Erasmus Honours Academy

7 Notable staff

7.1 Nobel laureate 7.2 Politics 7.3 Business 7.4 Scientists 7.5 Philosophy

8 Notable alumni

8.1 Business Studies 8.2 Economics 8.3 Politics 8.4 Law 8.5 Science 8.6 Other

9 References 10 External links


Campus of the university

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 (Nederlandsche Handels-Hoogeschool or NHH) 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 (Nederlandse Economische Hogeschool). 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.[6] Health[edit] This domain includes the Erasmus MC, the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management (iBMG) and the Institute for Medical Technology Assessment (iMTA). Erasmus MC
Erasmus MC
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). 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 Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management (ESHPM) forms a bridge between medicine and the health sciences on the one hand and social sciences on the other. The institute for Medical Technology Assessment (iMTA) conducts health economic research in collaboration with both the Erasmus MC
Erasmus MC
and the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management. Wealth[edit] This area includes the Erasmus School of Economics and the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Its economics programmes and management programmes attract students and postgraduates from all over the world. The research schools Erasmus 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 programme International Business Administration, the Erasmus Executive Development programme (EED) and the Erasmus University Centre for Contract Research and Business Support (ERBS). Governance[edit] The research focuses on the organisation of business and society. This area has ground in common not only with economics and management, but also with medicine and health sciences. Culture[edit] As one of four concentrations of Erasmus University, culture is defined broadly with focus on the areas of media, cultural economics, and the high arts. Primary research is on society and the arts, including cultural policy, media, and social identity in modern society. Faculty has particular strengths in research, and the students tend to graduate with strong research skills for both academic and field placement. Research Institutes/Schools[edit] Wealth[edit]

Erasmus University main faculty building containing Erasmus School of Economics.

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

The Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) is the joint research institute of the Rotterdam
School of Management and the Erasmus School of Economics, both at Erasmus University Rotterdam. It aims to bring together top researchers in business and management.

Econometric Institute

Erasmus University today is seen as the leading university in Econometrics
and Operational Research. Jan Tinbergen, Nobel Prize winner for Economics (1969), and Henri Theil founded the Econometric Institute and influenced both Econometrics
& Management Science. Tinbergen's theories also had a political inclination, with multiple objectives of price stability and employment and policies to achieve the desired results and stabilizing the economy.

Tinbergen Institute (TI)

The Tinbergen Institute is a joint institute for research and education in economics, econometrics and finance of the University of Amsterdam, the VU University Amsterdam and the Erasmus University Rotterdam. It is one of the top research institutes and graduate schools in economics and finance in the world.[7] It offers a research master program (MPhil) in economics and finance as well as PhD opportunities.

Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics (TRAIL)

In association with TU Delft, the TRAIL Research School is the Dutch national research school active in the fields of Transport, Infrastructure, and Logistics.

Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE)


Main building of the Erasmus MC, the University Medical Center.

New building (2012) of the Erasmus MC.

Cardiovascular Research School Erasmus University Rotterdam

Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES)

Postgraduate School Molecular Medicine (MM)

Medical Genetics Centre South-West Netherlands

MGC participates in the top Research School Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics

Helmholtz School for Autonomous Systems Research

Law, Culture and Society[edit]

Research School Public Safety

Institute of Government (NIG)

Huizinga Instituut

N.W. Posthumus Instituut

Amsterdam School of Social-Public Research(ASSR)

Research School Rights of the human

Experimental Psychologic Researchschool (EPOS)

Kurt Lewin Institute

Research School of Ethics


University Library.

The EUR campus consists of four locations:

Campus Woudestein Erasmus MC Erasmus University College International Institute of Social Studies - The Hague

Sustainability[edit] On 9 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. Since April 2010 GreenEUR is officially recognized by the Executive Board.[8] Student activities[edit]

Economic Faculty association Rotterdam STAR Student Association Rotterdam
School of Management

STAR Management Week Erasmus Consultancy Project

Erasmus debating society - oldest debating society in the Netherlands [9] Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship Erasmus Magazine


University rankings


ARWU World[10] 73

Times World[12] 72

USNWR World[13] 73

QS World[11] 147

Erasmus School of Economics[edit] Economics Department The economics faculty is, according to the QS World University Rankings 2014, the 9th best in Europe (UK included) and 38th in the world in economics and econometrics,[14] and 37th in the world in accounting and finance (10th best in Europe).[15] [16] The Shanghai University Academic Ranking of World Universities published in January 2015, lists Erasmus School of Economics as 4th in Europe and 29th in the world in the fields of economics and business.[17] According to US News [18] Erasmus University Rotterdam
ranks as 1st in The Netherlands, 3rd in Europe and 15th in the world for Economics and Business. Rotterdam
School of Management[edit] The Rotterdam
School of Management, Erasmus University is considered a universal business school with major international influence (highest rank) according to Eduniversal. Among the business schools with major international influence, RSM Erasmus University is ranked as 4th in Europe and 6th in the world.[19] The Financial Times
Financial Times
European Business School Rankings [20] as well as the Global MBA rankings [21] consistently lists RSM as top 10 in Europe. The Financial Times
Financial Times
ranked the CEMS MSc in International Management offered by the Rotterdam
School of Management, Erasmus University as 5th in the world in 2016.[22] Accreditations The business school has achieved triple accreditation from the international accrediting bodies of management education; AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB. Only a 40 business schools in the world have acquired triple accreditation, although many schools have a policy of not applying for multiple accreditations.[citation needed] Erasmus Medical Center[edit] The Erasmus MC
Erasmus MC
ranks as the top European institution in clinical medicine[23] according to the Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education
rankings. Furthermore, the Erasmus MC
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). According to the QS World University Ranking of universities, Erasmus MC is ranked as 34th in the world.[24] Education[edit] Undergraduate programmes[edit] Erasmus University Rotterdam
offers a broad range of Bachelor's programmes taught in the Dutch language, leading to a B.A., B.Sc. or LL.B. degree Furthermore, the university offers several completely English-language Bachelor programmes. These programmes are open to students aiming for an international career in Business and/or Economics or Communication and Media. Apart from the Dutch students, about 40% of the students taking these programmes are international students from over 80 countries. Graduate Studies[edit] Students can choose from different types of Master programmes: (common) Master programmes, Research Master programmes or Post-experience Master programmes. Education at this level is given mostly in English. Master’s programmes[edit] These type of Master’s programmes lead to a M.A., M.Sc. or LL.M. degree. Research Master’s programmes[edit] Talented graduates are given the opportunity to utilise their skills and potential in academic research. To be eligible for a Research Master, a bachelor's or master's degree must have been obtained. Post-experience and professional Master's programmes[edit] The university also offers specialised knowledge and skills programmaes 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's degree's like MBA, MFM (Master in Financial Management), or MHM: Doctorate programmes[edit] Research doctorates[edit] In addition, most departments, affiliated (research)institutes or faculties offer doctorate programs or positions, leading to the 'Doctor of Philosophy' (PhD) degree. Most of the PhD programs offered by the university are concentrated in several research schools or institutes. Erasmus Honours Academy[edit] Erasmus University offers special honours programmes. Students are invited to take part if their first-year grades are well above average and if they have proved themselves to be sufficiently motivated. The programmes are either disciplinary: special programmes for the very best students of one departments, or interdisciplinary: one of the Erasmus Honours Programme-tracks, where the very best students of the different faculties of the Erasmus University investigate, discuss, and tackle crucial contemporary scientific and societal questions from various perspectives. After successfully completing the honours-programme, students receive a Honours-certificate and a Letter of Recommendation from the dean of their respective Faculty, or the Rector Magnificus of the EUR.[5] Notable staff[edit] Nobel laureate[edit]

Jan Tinbergen
Jan Tinbergen
(Inaugural Recipient of Nobel Prize for Economics, 1969)


Jan Peter Balkenende
Jan Peter Balkenende
(former Prime minister of the Netherlands) Pim Fortuyn
Pim Fortuyn
(politician) Cees Veerman
Cees Veerman
(the former Dutch minister of agriculture, environment and foodquality) Alexander Rinnooy Kan
Alexander Rinnooy Kan
(president of the Dutch Social-Economic Council)


Hans Wijers, CEO AkzoNobel; former Minister of Economic Affairs the Netherlands


Jean Paelinck (European Prize In Regional Science, 2003) Frank Grosveld ( Spinozapremie
1995) Jan Hoeijmakers ( Spinozapremie
1998) Albert Osterhaus
Albert Osterhaus
(head of the National Influenza Centre, and head of the world reference center for measles of the World Health Organization) Gerrit van Poelje (founder of the Public Administration
Public Administration
in the Netherlands) Jo Ritzen
Jo Ritzen
(former Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in the Netherlands
and alumnus as well) Henri Theil (successor of Jan Tinbergen; together with Jan Tinbergen founder of the Econometric Institute, 1956) Eelco van Asperen (computer scientist, Erasmus School of Economics)


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Notable alumni[edit] Business Studies[edit]

Cor Herkströter (former chairman Royal Dutch Shell) Herman Heinsbroek
Herman Heinsbroek
(former Minister of Economic Affairs; founder, Arcade Records) Maarten Fontein (former CEO AFC Ajax)


Frans Muller (CEO Delhaize Group) Jan Tinbergen
Jan Tinbergen
(first winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences) Cor Herkströter (chairman of DSM, former chairman of Royal Dutch Shell) Eduard Bomhoff
Eduard Bomhoff
(former Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport and Deputy Prime Minister) Prince Johan-Friso of Orange-Nassau (2nd son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands) Peter Nijkamp
Peter Nijkamp
(professor of regional economics, recipient of the Spinozapremie) Jeroen van der Veer
Jeroen van der Veer
(CEO, Royal Dutch Shell) Onno Ruding
Onno Ruding
(former vice-chairman, Citibank; former board member, ABN AMRO; former Minister of Finance
Minister of Finance
in the Netherlands; former executive director of the IMF) Frans Weisglas
Frans Weisglas
(former president of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands) Jan Kees de Jager
Jan Kees de Jager
(former Dutch Minister of Finance) Henri Termeer
Henri Termeer
(president, CEO and chairman of Genzyme) Albert Winsemius
Albert Winsemius
(long-time economic advisor to Singapore) Antoine van Agtmael
Antoine van Agtmael
(former economist of the World Bank; coined the term emerging markets) Jan Pronk
Jan Pronk
(former Minister for Development Cooperation and Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment) Cees Veerman
Cees Veerman
(former Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality)


Ruud Lubbers
Ruud Lubbers
(former Dutch Prime Minister and UN High Commissioner) Jan Pronk
Jan Pronk
(former Dutch minister and UN Special
Representative) Supachai Panitchpakdi
Supachai Panitchpakdi
(WTO Director-General, 2002–2005) Johan Witteveen
Johan Witteveen
(managing director IMF, 1973–1978 and first chairman of the Group of Thirty) Mohammad Hatta
Mohammad Hatta
(One of two proclamator of Indonesia's independence, 1st vice-president and prime minister of the Republic of Indonesia) Neelie Kroes
Neelie Kroes
(European Commissioner) Meles Zenawi
Meles Zenawi
(Prime minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia) Zoran Jolevski
Zoran Jolevski
( Macedonian Ambassador to the United States
Macedonian Ambassador to the United States
and negotiator of Macedonia naming dispute) Paul Zimmerman (Councillor Hong Kong Southern District Council) Melanie Schultz van Haegen
Melanie Schultz van Haegen
(Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment)


Stefan Aartsen (former Dutch butterfly swimmer) Aart Jan de Geus
Aart Jan de Geus
(deputy secretary-general of the OECD and former Minister of Social Affairs and Employment of the Netherlands) Marianne Thieme
Marianne Thieme
(well known Dutch animal activist and politician) Fatima Moreira de Melo
Fatima Moreira de Melo
(former Dutch field hockey international)


Jacques Cohen (embryologist, director at reprogenetics)


Lilianne Ploumen
Lilianne Ploumen
(minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation 2012-2017) (member House of Representatives of the Netherlands; studied social history) Ronald van Raak
Ronald van Raak
(member House of Representatives of the Netherlands and non-fiction writer; studied social history and philosophy) Maria Lynn Ehren (Miss Universe Thailand 2017)


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Public Administration

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North America

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