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Rotterdam is a city in the Netherlands, situated on a large delta formed by the confluence of several major European rivers as they flow into the North Sea. There is one large university in Rotterdam, as well as a number of smaller higher education institutions.
As the Netherlands's second largest population centre and one of the world's busiest ports, Rotterdam is an important European city.
As its name suggests, Rotterdam's origins do in fact lie in a settlement associated with a historic dam, controlling water flow in the delta area. It soon became an important trading hub and shipping centre and continues to be linked up with a substantial road and rail network, making it an important gateway into the European mainland.
Though it lacks the reputation of Dutch cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam still has a vibrant nightlife and was a European Capital of Culture in 2011. Postgraduate students in the city have access to a wide range of entertainment venues as well as extensive modern shopping areas.
Famous landmarks in Rotterdam include historic buildings associated with its port district, as well as many impressive high-rise structures built during the twentieth-century (including some of the tallest buildings in the Netherlands). Rotterdam's exceptional transport links also make it very accessible for international students and an ideal base from which to travel to other parts of Europe.
The principal university in Rotterdam is Erasmus University Rotterdam, named after the famous humanist philosopher and Rotterdam inhabitant, Desiderius Erasmus. It was founded in 1913 and is usually ranked as a world top 100 institution. Rotterdam is also home to a number of smaller higher education institutions, including three Universities of Applied Sciences, offering vocational and professional postgraduate programmes.
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Ranked as a top tier player by the Financial Times for Masters in Management and with the Netherlands’ widest selection of MSc programmes, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University equips you for business. Read more
Are you a number-cruncher with an eye for what lies beyond the facts and figures? Do you follow and try to unravel every corporate scandal in the news? Do you aim for an international career? The Accounting and Auditing programme will get you there. . Read more
Do competences like analytical, inquisitive and meticulous best describe you? Do you want to combine your knack for numbers with managerial and research skills? The Accounting and Finance programme offers you the best practice-based academic foundation for a career in accounting and finance. Read more
Which parties are active in the cultural sector? What are the interests of artist, the audience and distributors of arts and culture? And how can the arts scene hold its head up in the world? In this master, you will study how the international world of art and culture operates. Read more
Why do people not always act as rational economic decision makers? How can we apply mathematics and psychology to improve our economic models? Contrary to assumptions in traditional economics, people do not automatically choose the optimal course of action, even if given proper incentives. Read more
We are transported to an imaginary world when we read a story merely by looking at black marks on a white sheet of paper. We can rapidly decide if an animal is a cat or a dog, even though we have never seen the particular animal before. Read more
The need for quantitative support for operational and strategic decisions is ever-increasing. Read more
Research Master in Business and Management (ERIM Research Master) is part of Erasmus Doctoral Programme in Business and Management from ERIM, the Erasmus Research Institute of Management, a joint research institute of RSM and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). Read more
Combining business and IT, the MSc in Business Information Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University focuses on information management and big data to improve business performance. Read more
This master track focuses on adult psychopathology. This field within psychology is studied from a scientific point of view. In this programme, we examine in particular the more complex varieties of psychopathology within an urban context. Read more
There is a great need for clinicians who can combine patient care and research. This Research Master programme is a unique opportunity for medical students to become clinical investigators and pursue an academic career simultaneously. Read more
Uncover the business of culture. get the art facts. How to tell the worth of an oeuvre? Who decides? How do cultural entrepreneurs operate in the culture market? It's all about cultural economics. . Read more
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