Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) is the business school of the prestigious Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). Founded in 1913, EUR is home to the first Nobel Prize winner in economic sciences, Jan Tinbergen. Today, the university is esteemed worldwide for its medical, economics, law and business segments. In addition to RSM, it hosts institutes such as the Erasmus School of Economics and the Erasmus MC University Medical Centre. 

EUR, named after the Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Desiderius Erasmus, is an international knowledge hub for critical thinking and academic training, driven by a strong focus on current social issues. The university has around 3,500 academics and staff involved in teaching and research delivery, and more than 26,000 students enrolled in its pre- and post-experience programmes. About 6,000 of these students are international and these numbers grow each academic year. 

The university concentrates its expertise on issues of management, organisation and policy in the public and private sectors, as well as in the field of sickness and health care. The university’s education and research is divided into three domains: 

  • Economics and management
  • Medicine and health sciences 
  • Law, culture and society

The university counts 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.