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.
Eramus MC is the largest and one of the foremost academic medical centers trauma centers in the Netherlands, whereas its business school, RSM 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
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.
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.
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.
The Rotterdam School of Management is ranked by the Financial Times as the 7th best MBA programme in Europe and 29th in the World. 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.
The School of Economics is ranked as the 24th best Economics department in the world. 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).
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.
Erasmus University offers three types of Master’s programmes:
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