Centres

Research centres represent invaluable mechanisms for research innovation, impact, knowledge exchange and dissemination by connecting academia with practice. Our research centres support a selected range of relevant themes in pursuit of RSM’s mission “To be a force for a positive change in the world”.

RSM Research Centres:

Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics (ECDA)

A centre for cross-disciplinary insight founded at RSM to explore data analytics, enhance data knowledge, and find the business uses for digital applications and technologies to benefit from the digital transformation.

Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business (ECFEB)

Here RSM is researching and shaping the transformation of the energy market. The centre connects business and society by analysing game-changing strategies in the energy sector that deliver sustainable impact, empower knowledge and inspires tomorrow’s leaders.

Erasmus Centre for Leadership (ECL)

The Erasmus Centre for Leadership strives to develop leaders who are a force for positive change. We do this by conducting state-of-art research into leadership development, provide world-class leadership education, and inspire the broader public to join the debate on leadership.

Partnership Resource Centre (PRC)

The Partnerships Resource Centre is an international research– and knowledge centre for public-private collaboration for sustainable and inclusive development. We aim to understand how cross-sector partnerships work and how they can contribute to sustainable  transformations.

Centre of Excellence in Public Safety Management (CESAM)

The Centre of Excellence in Public Safety Management aims to promote and foster the professional development and management of public safety organizations, on an international level. They do this by blending academic excellence with practical relevance.

Corporate Communication Centre (CCC)


The Corporate Communication Centre conducts academic and applied research, educates the next generation of communication leaders and consults the blue-chip companies within the field of corporate communication.

Centres that collaborate across the university and beyond:

Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE)


The Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship develops people in their entrepreneurial competences with the academic knowledge and network of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Other centres and initiatives hosted by RSM:

Case Development Centre (CDC)


The Case Development Centre (CDC) supports case-based management education by turning exceptional business and management experiences into powerful learning tools.

Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations (ECWO)


The Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations delivers the research, the programmes, the events, mentoring, coaching and the networks to empower women in business.

Erasmus Platform for Sustainable Value Creation


The Erasmus Platform for Sustainable Value Creation aims to develop new insights on finance through research and education in close collaboration with leading sustainable finance players in the industry and academia.

Furthermore, by partnering with the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), our world-class researchers develop unique and new knowledge in multiple areas of management research. ERIM’s research initiatives are research-fuelled 'communities of engagement' in order to develop new insights and to realise impact for their research through interaction with the outside world.