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Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam


Erasmus University Rotterdam


University type
Research University
Degrees offered
Bachelor, Master, PhD
Accredited by
Netherlands Government
QS Ranking
TH Ranking
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University description

Erasmus University Rotterdam is an internationally oriented research university, driven by a strong focus on current social issues. The university has specialized in the field of Management, Organisation and Policy in the Public and Private Sectors as well as on Health Care and Health Care Management. In Jan Tinbergen it won the prestigious Nobel Prize for Economics.

Education at Erasmus is at the same time research-driven and practically oriented. It puts a strong emphasis on the transfer and exchange of knowledge and on the development of problem-solving skills.

Internationalization is at the heart of Erasmus’ drive towards excellence. This is reflected in the number of English taught degree programs. Erasmus has a multi-cultural student body; 20% of its students are of non-Dutch origin. Erasmus aims to provide students and researchers with a stimulating environment that enhances the exchange of ideas not only in interdisciplinary terms but also internationally.

Erasmus University in the 2017 University Rankings

Erasmus University has been performing well in the international university rankings. It holds a prominent position in the major international rankings (QS, THE and Jiao Tong). In 2010 the Clinical research performed at the Erasmus Medical Centre was voted number 1 in Europe according to the Times. The Rotterdam school of Management (RSM) has earned a place in the top 10 of business schools in Europe (according to the Financial Times). RSM’s MBA programs are situated in the global top 25.

QS World Life Sciences and Medicine Ranking 2017
Position of Erasmus University in the various Discipline Rankings
Medicine Ranking: 39
Biologocal Sciences Ranking: 101 - 150
Psychology Ranking: 51 - 100

Times Higher Education Top 50 Health Studies Ranking 2017
Position of Erasmus University in the Rankings
Medicine and Health Studies Ranking: 48

QS World Social Sciences, Economics and Management Ranking 2017
Position of Erasmus University in the various Discipline Rankings
Statistics and Operational Research Ranking: 40
Sociology Ranking: 51 - 100
Law Ranking: 51 - 100
Accounting and Finance Ranking: 41

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Erasmus University Scholarships

Students have a choice of a number of scholarships they can apply for. Scholarships include:

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus Medical Centre, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus School of History/Culture and Communication, Erasmus School of Law, Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Health Policy and Management

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