On behalf of everyone at RSM, I would like to wish all members of our community – faculty members, staff, students, alumni and corporate partners and friends – a healthy, happy and impactful new year. Thank you to everyone who has helped us make an impact and for your support in ensuring our school lives its mission to be ‘a force for positive change in the world’.

Werner Brouwer, Dean of RSM

Highlights

Impactful knowledge

€1.5 million grant for SCENSUS

Dr Thomas Bauwens aims to introduce a new interdisciplinary theory of the dynamics of community enterprises and advance the research frontier on collective action and organisation studies.

Award for destigmatising menstrual health

Maria Carmen Punzi won the FAME Athena Award for breaking barriers and motivating discussions about women’s health through her research at RSM.

Kickstarter funding for sustainable behaviour research

RSM's Sebastian Gabel and Antonia Krefeld-Schwalb will lead ‘Empowering a sustainable future’, using Kick-Starter funding to apply behavioural sciences for sustainability with a TU Delft consortium.

‘Management thinker to watch’

Dr Stefano Tasselli was ranked among 30 up-and-coming management thinkers in the Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2023.

€1.3 million in grants in six months

Dr Dimitrios Vlachopoulos received five prestigious grants within just six months, clearing the way for more sustainable, transformative higher education in Europe.

Research grants for circular hospitals, waste-free freight transport

Two major awards: Prof. Erik van Raaij will work on accelerating the adoption of circular interventions in hospitals, and Prof. Rob Zuidwijk on developing online platforms for freight services.

Veni grants for RSM and EUR scientists

RSM's Sebastian Gabel and 11 EUR scientists bagged €280,000 in Veni grants, diving into projects from personalised interventions to empowering young changemakers.

EUR-led SEISMEC project awarded €10 million

RSM and EUR researchers scored €10 million for SEISMEC. With a fantastic global team, they're set on crafting user-friendly, sustainable workspaces that elevate well-being and fulfilment.

Grant for SPRINTER project to revamp emergency response

RSM's Pieter van den Berg and Caroline Jagtenberg and Rob van der Mei secured €500,000 for SPRINTER, set to revolutionise emergency response in the Netherlands and empower first responders.

Revamped RSM Discovery platform

RSM’s knowledge platform for business professionals, academics and students makes management research, articles, videos and directory of knowledge experts even more accessible.

Transformative education

Champions Trophy Case Club win in New Zealand

A team of bachelor students in the RSM STAR Case Club won the world title in ‘the Champions League’ final of business case competitions, after a streak of impressive case competition wins around the world.

Global best-selling teaching cases

Three RSM business cases topped the list for entrepreneurship and free cases at The Case Centre, each of them used for teaching business innovation and strategy of sustainable business

Dr Boegershausen in Professor Top 50

Dr Johannes Boegershausen was ranked in the top 50 of undergraduate professors by Poets & Quants, representing one of only five winners from a business school outside of the USA.

KPMG sustainability thesis award for energy research

MSc graduate Maximilian von Wels researched agrivoltais versus solar energy, and the willingness of communities for new energy production.

Top ranking in FT for executive courses

The Financial Times ranked RSM number one in the Netherlands for its open and customised programmes for business professionals.

RSM joins alliance to boost online education

RSM became part of the FOME Alliance, consisting of 12 global business schools developing online executive education in a quest to ignite a digitally innovative approach to management education.

Fellowship: evidence-based intervention for students’ future work self

Dr Julija Mell secured a CLI Fellowship for her project that helps students envision their future work selves, which enables them to enhance self-regulation skills

RSM’s flagship LMP signature course empowers MBA students

RSM MBA students embraced the Living Management Project, a four-week hands-on course to solve real business challenges. Guided by faculty and coaches, students navigated complexities for impactful learning.

New MOOC teaches business skills that support restoring landscapes

RSM's new free MOOC, Entrepreneurial Competencies for Landscape Restoration, has equipped farmers, professionals and entrepreneurs with skills for worldwide sustainable landscape revitalisation.

6th consecutive AACSB accreditation

RSM proudly maintained its triple crown status, ranking in the top 3% globally for high-quality education. Re-accredited by AACSB, RSM demonstrated its commitment to excellence and positive change.

Purposeful engagement

50,000 members in alumni network

The RSM community celebrated this milestone in its growing global network at the MSc graduation. Alumni stay connected to each other and to RSM’s academics and students in many ways.

Business education for Ukrainian refugees

RSM lecturers devised a 12-week business programme for Ukrainian refugee students to enable them to keep learning.

Inclusive Leadership Conference by ECWO

The annual ECWO conference explored how we can create more inclusive organisation with inspiring keynote speakers and networking opportunities.

Award for advocating women’s rights in STEM

Senior executive Karen de Sousa won the Dianne Bevelander Prize 2023 for addressing gender bias in Artificial Intelligence.

Consortium launches project for disadvantaged young people

The Active Youth Hub project, led by Dr Dimitrios Vlachopoulos, aims to develop employability skills for disadvantaged young people in Greece, Romania and the Netherlands.

Research on women entrepreneurs’ impact

The SHE LEADS Dashboard by the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship shows that women-led companies make a significant contribution to solving major societal issues.

Best business school partnership award

RSM’s partnership with the Dutch-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce won the AMBA and BGA excellence award for launching the Orange Academy to develop leadership skills among young talented professionals.

Collaborative research on sustainability transition

Companies that speed up the sustainability transition have a competitive advantage, according to research by the Erasmus Platform for Sustainable Value Creation and the Impact Institute

Career Days focus on purpose, entrepreneurship and culture

RSM organised four days of online sessions and an on-campus day to support alumni to discover how they can take their careers to the next level.