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Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Netherlands Ranked 73.00


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About Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (Dutch: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, referred to as the EUR) is a renowned research university located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The university is named after Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, a 15th-century humanist and theologian. Erasmus for centuries has enjoyed popularity in academia, being a person who should always be remembered by Rotterdam.

EUR is driven by a strong focus on current social issues. The university concentrates its expertise on issues of management, organisation and policy in the public and private sectors on the one hand, as well as on the field of sickness and health care. Erasmus University Rotterdam has bundled its education and research in four areas of expertise and seven faculties:

  • Health - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences/Erasmus MC and institute of Health Policy & Management (iBMG)
  • Wealth - Erasmus School of Economics and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
  • Governance - Erasmus School of Law and Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Culture - Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Philosophy

Erasmus University Rotterdam has been among the best in all kinds of world rankings. In 2007, Erasmus University Rotterdam ranked top ten of the top universities in Europe by " Financial Times ". In 2014, Erasmus University Rotterdam is ranked by Times Higher Education as 20th in Europe and 73rd in the world, with its social sciences as 47th, and clinical and health as 37th in the world. 

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.


Ranked 73.00
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014

Ranked 72.00
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015

Ranked 90.00
QS World University Rankings 2014

Ranked 92.00
QS World University Rankings 2013

Ranked 126.00
QS World University Rankings 2015

Ranked 71.00
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016

Ranked 147.00
QS World University Rankings 2018

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