Founded in 1913, Erasmus University Rotterdam is the first truly modern university in the Netherlands, rooted in the practical needs of industry and society. Erasmus University was launched by leading Dutch entrepreneurs who recognised a need for relevant, research-based education - in such fields as economics, medicine and management – to creating a healthy, prosperous and inclusive future.
In the intervening 100+ years Erasmus University - named for the renowned humanist, philosopher and world traveller Desiderius Erasmus - has continued to focus on novel and future-oriented fields of study that have practical and applicable relevance. Erasmus University’s research is consistently ranked in the international Top 100’s with proven impact in the areas of wealth, health, culture and governance.
This leading research drives the excellence of our accredited, top-ranked, highly international educational programmes from bachelor to executive level, which attract more than 24,000 students, staff and academics from 100+ nations to the award-winning campus each day. Firmly connected to the business and activities of the Port, and to the dynamic multicultural hub that is Rotterdam –– a city renowned for its innovative, entrepreneurial and pragmatic approach - Erasmus University is the place for those who want to put their ambitions into motion.
Erasmus University Rotterdam. Make it happen.