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Erasmus University Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands



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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is a public university in the Netherlands that was founded in 1913. The Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, which is also home to Erasmus University's college of medicine, is one of Europe's largest medical centres. The Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus School of Economics, and Erasmus University Medical Center are all part of it. The university has constantly been recognised among the top 100 educational institutions in the world by major ranking organizations. The university is affiliated with the Association of MBAs, EFMD Quality Improvement System, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. According to the QS World Ranking 2021, the university is ranked #197 and #72 as per Times Higher Education 2021. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The University of The Hague comprises 5 campuses. 4 in Rotterdam and 1 in The Hague including Campus Woudestein, Campus Hoboken, Erasmus University College in Rotterdam Center, International Institute of Social Studies located in The Hague Center, Erasmus Center for Entrepreneurship near Rotterdam. The university offers many undergraduate and graduate programmes under subjects like Public Administration, History, Arts, Philosophy, Medicine and Health, Business, Law, Economics, and Sociology. Erasmus University Rotterdam includes 7 faculties and focuses on the areas like Health (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences), Wealth (Erasmus School of Economics and Rotterdam School of Management), Governance (Erasmus School of Law and Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences). In addition, special honours programmes are available at Erasmus University. Students are invited to participate if their first-year grades are far above average and they have demonstrated a high level of motivation. 

Accomplishments and Alumni

Erasmus University Rotterdam houses the Rotterdam School of Management, an international business school that is one of Europe's most well-known schools. It has a distinct intellectual culture founded on the ideals of being critical, creative, compassionate, and collaborative, and its mission is guided by the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Bloomberg placed the university 17th among the finest business schools in Europe for 2020. In addition, the Financial Times ranked it sixth in the Master in Management Ranking in 2019. The university is also home to famous alumni such as Ruud Lubbers (Former Prime Minister of Netherlands), Mohammad Hatta (Former Vice President of Indonesia), Neelie Kroes (Former European Commissioner).

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The university is noted for its broad culture, with international students accounting for a major portion of the student body. Furthermore, international students make up nearly half of the students enrolled in English-taught programmes. Aside from that, it provides financial aid to students as well as guidance to students who are deemed to be qualified for Dutch awards.

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