Erasmus University Rotterdam has been in existence 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, NHH) was founded through private initiative with broad support from the Rotterdam business community.
Erasmus University Rotterdam has concentrated its education and research in four areas of expertise, in which the university enjoys international recognition. The cohesion in these areas is conductive to multidisciplinary collaboration in education and research. Where disciplines meet, knowledge is advanced.
The areas are:
The four areas of expertise are linked to the seven faculties of the EUR. The research grouped in the four areas is conducted at the research schools and institutes or in the faculty research groups.
Are you an international student and do you like to prepare yourself for the labor market and your future career? If the answers is yes you should definitely join our Career Skills Week from 27 to 30 March. During this week EUR Career Services, offers you a wide range of (mostly free) career skills workshops and corresponding activities. To land a job starts with good preparations. You have to be able to dream the answers to the following key questions before starting your job hunting adventure.
Different housing applies for students of Erasmus University College (EUC) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS).
First things first: student housing in the Netherlands is not arranged for you by the university; it is your own responsibility. We know this can be a surprise for some of you! There are reserved spots for about 25% of our yearly incoming internationals. Most arrange housing directly with landlords via the private market. We strongly advise you to start looking at least three months before arrival to avoid stress and disappointment, while our housing team works hard to make it easier for you.
The University Library has collections on the following topics:
Many locations at the Woudestein campus are provided with facilities which allow portable devices (laptops, notebooks, smartphones, etc.) to access the university network. The places where these facilities are offered are called HotSpots.
In 2010, the EUR commenced the first phase of Campus under Construction. After 3 years of hard work, Woudestein's vibrant new heart and all other reconstructions were festively opened on 5 September 2013 staging a spectacular show and music festival.
We facilitate 50 different sports at our locations at the Erasmus University Rotterdam campus, we have 23 sport clubs a the Erasmus Sports Café and we're are open daily!