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Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Based in Rotterdam, the economic and logistics centre of Europe, Erasmus School of Economics has provided excellent education and produced excellent research for over a century. Many successful careers have started here. Graduates of Erasmus School of Economics are ideally equipped for success in the business community, government positions and research anywhere in the world.

Erasmus School of Economics is one of the world’s leading academic institutions. The school has a long-standing tradition of high-quality education and research. The best Erasmus graduates have made outstanding contributions to science, government and business.

The history of Erasmus School of Economics goes back to the year 1913 when the ‘Nederlandse Handelshoogeschool’ was established by several entrepreneurial Rotterdam businessmen with the aim to bring economics and business to a higher level by way of scientific methods. In 1939, the School changed names and became known as the ‘Nederlandse Economische Hogeschool’ (Netherlands School of Economics). The name change did not mean a change in the practice orientated way of teaching. Education and research remained its primary focus. By 1973 the Netherlands School of Economics became Erasmus University Rotterdam, comprising the medical campus Hoboken and the social campus Woudestein. Even in those days its aim was the establishment of a vigorous and flourishing University with a – nowadays – prominent Erasmus School of Economics, incorporating a wide range of economic expertise as well as keeping strong ties with the regional and international markets.

Erasmus School of Economics is an internationally renowned institute that contributes scientific knowledge to future economic issues and aims to answer currently relevant issues of concern to government and firms. The focus of the school is on the creation, the dissemination and the application of scientific knowledge, all from an economic perspective. Erasmus School of Economics relies on the most recent insights in the discipline. It collaborates with international scientific partners, and it has local footings in business issues relevant to the unique position that the city of Rotterdam has as a hub of transport and industry. The ESE ensures working conditions that permit innovative scientific progress and puts the academic education at the centre of its activities.

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19 Postgraduate Courses

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