Featuring our Projects

Featuring our Projects

Teaching in the International Classroom

While most internationalisation of education trainings are centred on intercultural competence skills, EUR focuses on giving teachers ownership over the internationalisation process by rethinking its premises. This means engaging fully with what it means to be international in a globalized world, while staying rooted in the city of Rotterdam.

The training will be run by Dr. Ginie Servant-Miklos (EUC) and Dr. Tim de Mey (Philosophy) and will focus on helping you develop a critical approach to internationalisation in your classroom. The training is split in two: the first day will be focused on understanding the international classroom and its different aspects; the second will teach you practical pedagogical skills and allow you to develop a plan for a socially engaged internationalisation project, which you will then be able to apply to your courses. The second day will also offer a ‘catch-up’ option for those teachers who have no yet taken their BKO, or who feel they don’t yet have enough expertise in learning theory.

Read more and apply here! 


Career Prep for International Students in EAIE Forum Magazine

Authors Dorianne van Schaijk (career advisor EUR) and Judith Hoogmoed (project coordinator International Career Services EUR) argue the need for an integrated and skills-based approach towards career orientation for international students. Read the article, that was published in EAIE’s Summer 2017 Forum, here.


Help international students prepare for a successful career start

The new workshop ‘Survival Kit for international students working in the Netherlands’ will be offered at least three times throughout the academic year 2017-2018. This interactive workshop aims to prepare internationals for a successful start of their career in the Netherlands. Topics addressed are:

  • Dutch business culture
  • Communication styles in the Dutch workplace
  • Legal applications to sort out (including insurance, healthcare allowance and taxes)
  • Rules and regulations for non-EU nationals

Dates scheduled: September 18, 2017; November 22, 2017 and January 15, 2018.
More info and registration.


EUR successful with recent Erasmus+ granting

In 2017 Erasmus University Rotterdam submitted nine Erasmus+ grant applications, eight of which were awarded. To name a few: The European Master in Health Economics and Management (EU-HEM) of the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management was awarded with an Erasmus Mundus grant, as was the Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP) in which the Institute of Social Sciences is a partner.

The Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities (EGS3H) will be working on a programme for International Researchers, while Interdisciplinary Training and our Psychology programme will work with a.o. the TU Delft, on Big Data in Psychological Assessment.

Interested in exploring your options for European funds for international educational cooperation? Contact Mijke Zeegers.



Side Job website fully revised

International students looking into side jobs or internships during their studies at EUR now have access to fully revised information on EUR’s website. The aim is to provide a complete overview, from advice on how to find a job and legal implications and registrations, to info on practical matters, such as insurance and income taxes. Take a look.


Developing international education – help offered

If you wish to engage in international education, you may want to consider online internationalisation as a means to include students unable to study abroad. Please contact Mijke Zeegers to discuss the options.

Are you teaching a Master course, coordinating a Master programme or do you think you’ve identified a great opportunity for new Master education? Would you like to innovate? Internationalisation may be the tool for your educational innovations. The International Master Portfolio project assists academic staff wanting to internationalise their Master education, with financial as well as expertise support. Interested? Contact Gwen and Mijke.

EUR students at the Clinton Global Initiative University 2017

Eight EUR students will attend this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University meeting (CGI U) at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts from October 13-15, 2017. Hosts are the Clinton Foundation, with former President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton attending. The meeting is expected to bring together more than 1,200 students from 250 universities and over 80 countries.

The CGI U meeting includes Plenary Sessions, Working Sessions, and other special events that provide participants with a wide variety of knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities. The programme allows CGI U participants to discuss global issues, develop practical skills, identify potential partners, and formulate concrete plans of action for the months ahead.

All CGI U students are required to develop a Commitment to Action: a new, specific, and measurable plan that addresses a challenge on their campus, in their local community, or around the world. CGI U participants take action in five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. The EUR Commitments to Action range from increasing campus diversity, to online psychological support, to infomurals in Indian slums. 

Do you know (or are you) a student who is developing social entrepreneurship activities?
Contact Mijke to see if you qualify for the CGI U 2018 meeting.


From Strategic programme to Business as usual

The Executive Board, following the advice of the midterm review of the strategy commission, has requested the strategic Programme of Internationalisation of Education to devise a transition plan. This should ensure the smooth transition of the initiated projects, activities and accomplished results to the appropriate consultative bodies, services or schools in a ‘business as usual’-fashion. All will be done in consultation with those involved. Once the transition plan is approved, more information will be shared.