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Impactful knowledge

Shanghai Ranking

RSM placed globally in the top five for both business administration and management research in the 2022 academic subject rankings of the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Vidi grant for Dr René Bakker

Dr René Bakker received a Vidi grant worth € 800,000 from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research to explore the inclusion of entrepreneurs with disabilities. 

Veni grants for two young RSM researchers

Assistant professors Dr Sofya Isaakyan and Dr Harwin de Vries were awarded prestigious Veni grants of € 280,000 each from the Dutch Research Council.

Funds for four Erasmus+ projects

Dr Lucas Meijs, professor of strategic philanthropy and volunteering at RSM, was awarded funding for four Erasmus+ projects, which will bring new knowledge to the field of volunteering. 

The Netherlands’ top 40 economists

Four professors from RSM – Pursey Heugens, Matthijs van Dijk, Joep Cornelissen and René de Koster – were named among the most productive 40 economists in the country. 

Standardisation award for young researcher

Ivan Navarro González won the European young researcher Standardisation + Innovation Award for his research paper about standardisation in innovation. 

Tulip history in the circular and digital economy

Prof. Eric van Heck published Technology meets flowers, telling the story of the Dutch flower business and markets from 1593 up to today. 

New Edition of Management Consultancy Handbook

Dr Marc Baaij published a new edition of An Introduction to Management Consultancy, providing valuable insights on how consultancy has changed over the past decade.  

Frameworks for Corporate Action on the SDGs

Prof. Rob van Tulder published Principles of Sustainable Business - Frameworks for Corporate Action on the SDGs to help companies take action on the SDGs and society’s systemic challenges.

Discovery: Defeating the ‘one-hit wonder’ curse

Dr Dirk Deichmann identified three tips that could help keep people avoid becoming so-called one-hit wonders, while keeping their creative juices flowing. 

Discovery: Predicting which restaurants will fail

Dr Markus Weinmann, in collaboration with researchers from ETH Zurich and LMU Munich, developed a prediction tool that can predict 7 out of 10 restaurant failures, even months ahead.  

Transformative education

Continued learning for ambitious senior managers

RSM launched its Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) at RSM in September, a 21-month programme that will accelerate participant’s careers and help them make a positive impact on their business.   

FT Masters in Management Ranking

The Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2022 listed RSM in third place globally for its Master in Management programme.

Energy transition programmes

Erasmus University Rotterdam launched energy transition programmes for future leaders. This new range of holistic and multidisciplinary educational programmes is hosted by RSM.

Daring to innovate: fresh perspectives at InnovatED

RSM hosted its first annual InnovatED festival in November, a day dedicated to celebrating the innovative work of teachers, staff and partners within the classroom and educational services.

KPMG-RSM Sustainability Master Thesis Award

RSM master graduate Antonio Cambio won the KPMG-RSM Sustainability Master Thesis Award 2022 for his investigation into how resource-dependent firms can adapt to climate change.  

RSM STAR Case Club

Students from the RSM STAR Case Club competed in several major case competitions and achieved record wins in Case Club history.

CEMS Course of the Year Award

RSM’s Global Leadership course, taught by Prof. Meir Shemla, won the CEMS Course of the Year Award out of all courses within the 34-school CEMS network.

FT Responsible Business Education Awards

A series of 18 SDG business cases created by RSM was highly commended by the Financial Times in the Teaching Cases category of the Responsible Business Education Awards. 

European Central Bank Scholarship

Alumna Claris Parenti won the ECB Scholarship for Women, awarded annually to 15 women by the European Central Bank, enabling her to study environmental technology in London. 

Purposeful engagement

Spotlight on impact

RSM published a collection of highlights from the school's journey to become a force for positive change in the world, showcasing its impact and engagement.

New Advisory Board Members

RSM has proudly welcomed Mette Morsing, Margriet Vonno, Monique Donders and Eugene Ruggenaath as new members to the RSM Advisory Board.

Revamped website

RSM launched a new website in April featuring a complete redesign, optimised for accessibility and user experience.

The Future of Business

The RSM Leadership Summit returned to the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam with a focus on the future of business and management, and what they can do to make positive changes globally.

Launch of CollectieveKracht

The research team Social Enterprise and Institutions for Collective Action from RSM launched a new transdisciplinary knowledge exchange platform for citizen collectives: CollectieveKracht.

EIT Culture & Creativity project

Prof. Daan Stam and Dr Dirk Deichmann will represent RSM in the new EIT Culture & Creativity project to boost the competitiveness of cultural and creative sectors and industries. 

Gravitation Programme Award grant

Prof. Ting Li was part of a consortium awarded a €21.3M Gravitation Programme Award for the Algorithmic Societies Project, to investigate ways to safeguard public values and human rights.  

GSBN Conference

RSM co-hosted this year’s GBSN Conference in Amsterdam which focused on a broad set of challenges and opportunities at the nexus of business, government and civil society.

Gender-balanced leadership conference

The power of connection, community and coming together to create positive societal change was at the heart of the Erasmus Centre for Women in Organisations’ annual conference. 

Putting I WILL into action

Alumnus Hugo Valdivia (MBA 2013) and student Benedikt Albertsen (IBA 2023) won the I WILL Journey for 2022, showcasing how to put goal-setting ambitions into practice.  

Homecoming Festival comes back

RSM welcomed hundreds of alumni and guests from around the world for a large-scale reunion, delayed MBA graduations and a belated 50-years birthday celebration. 

Launch of RSM Spark

RSM has launched the RSM Spark programme to ignite work energy for all RSM employees. The programme will evaluate ways of working and workload as well as promote coaching and development for teams and individuals.