From the art of selfies to the idea of making plastic from plants: these are the avant-gardistic ideas of our Arts & Culture students

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Art nowadays comes in many different forms. Stating that only paintings or sculptures could be seen as 'true' forms of art, has become outdated, because art is always in motion and artists around the world are constantly coming up with new ways to express their artistic ideas. For the elective 'Avant-Gardes in Context', taught by Niels van Poecke, students were asked to zoom in on a contemporary avant-garde phenomenon and explain it in an avant-gardistic way. The result? Seventeen interesting Final Assignments discussing a wide range of modern-day artistic phenomena in a completely new way.

'Dark clouds gathering over scientific freedom'

Friday, 17 February 2017

Dark clouds are gathering on the horizon of scientific freedom. This freedom now faces ever growing restrictions, the Rectors of the Dutch universities write in an article in Dutch daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad. 

Alex van Stipriaan receives NWO grant for study on Caribean cultural heritage

Friday, 10 February 2017

Recently, Prof. Alex van Stipriaan and Prof. Gert Oostindie (KITLV/Leiden University) have received a grant of 600,000 euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. This allows them to carry out the project 'Traveling Carribean Heritage' (03/2017-03/2020), in which they will study the relationship between cultural heritage and national identity in the societies of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. Valika Smeulders, who finished her PhD at the ESHCC, will join the research team as a postdoc researcher. Furthermore, the team is looking for a PhD candidate.

Erasmus University teams up with PR agency Coopr for the second edition of the Practical Honours Programme

Thursday, 9 February 2017

For the second time, the university is collaborating with Rotterdam based PR agency Coopr for the organization of the Practical Honours Programme, Coopr Academy. Twelve students from the bachelor International Communication and Media (IBCoM) and the Masters Media & Business, Media & Journalistiek, Media & Cultuur and Media, Culture & Society were selected out of more than 40 applicants to participate in the programme consisting of eight interactive sessions lasting three hours each. 

Payal Arora publishes UNESCO report on prizes that stimulate educational ICT innovations

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Payal Arora's most recent publication is the UNESCO report (2016) titled 'Prizes for Innovation: Impact analysis in the ICT for education sector'. In this paper, prepared for the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, Payal starts with an analysis of the prizes that are generally rewarded to stimulate innovations in the domain of educational ICT solutions. What do these prizes entail, and more importantly: what is their effect on actual innovations? Afterwards, recommendations are provided so as to further improve the results of these prizes. Throughout the paper, various interesting case studies are described to ilustrate the real-life implementation of these sorts of prizes.



Maria Grever co-editor of the book 'Sensitive Pasts. Questioning Heritage in Education'

Friday, 3 February 2017

Recently, Berghahn Books published the volume Sentive Pasts in the well-known series 'Making sense of history', founded by Prof. Jörn Rüsen. Prof. Maria Grever is one of the book editors. Co-editors are Prof. Carla van Boxtel (University of Amsterdam) and Dr Stephan Klein (ICLON).



EUR Fellowship for historian Chris Nierstrasz

Friday, 3 February 2017

Historian Dr Chris Nierstrasz has received an EUR Fellowship grant for this project 'Luxuries for the People: Early Modern consumption of tea, coffee and Indian Textiles in Europe (1650-1800)'.

Payal Arora’s TEDx talk ‘Who is in charge of the future of the Internet?” is officially out

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

What do we really know about half of the world’s population who live on 2 dollars a day? How does their digital usage shape the future of the internet?

Participate in the National Student Survey 2017 and win a travel voucher worth €2,000

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

In order to improve Dutch education, the ‘Studiekeuze123 foundation’ yearly organizes the ‘National Student Survey’. This survey is the most important research taken among almost all Dutch students. By completing the survey you can give your opinion on the quality of your education and on Erasmus University in general. Also, you might be the lucky winner of a €2,000 travel voucher, €400 or a voucher.