Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research, as expressed in our mission ‘Creating positive societal impact’. EUR is home to 3.700 academics and professionals and almost 33.000 students from more than 140 countries. Everything we do, we do under the credo The Erasmian Way – Making Minds Matter. We’re global citizens, connecting, entrepreneurial, open-minded, and socially involved.

These Erasmian Values function as our internal compass and create EUR’s distinctive and recognizable profile. From these values, with a broad perspective and with an eye for diversity, different backgrounds and opinions, our employees work closely together to solve societal challenges from the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Thanks to the high quality and positive societal impact of our research and education, EUR can compete with the top European universities.

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Curious what it would be like to work at EUR? Read the testimonials of our employees, where they share what their roles are like and why they enjoy working at EUR.

Sustainability is at the core of many of the initiatives at Erasmus, and our Erasmus Food Lab is a great example. Students and staff come together to discuss the role of consumption on the environment and to think of practical solutions that we can all apply in our day-to-day lives. Learn more about how we make sustainability, healthy and tasty food possible.


The construction of our multipurpose educational building is steadily coming along, and we are proud to say it belongs to the top 5 most sustainable newly built education buildings in the Netherlands. The building will feature plenty of natural light and plants to create a comfortable and cozy atmosphere. Can you see yourself working there? We definitely can!

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Erasmus University Rotterdam wants to provide a valuable contribution to the social challenges of our age, as an institution and as an employer. We do this together with over 3.700 academics and professionals and 33.000 students from more than 140 countries. With an open mind and attention for diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, our scientists and researchers, teachers, students, and professionals work on solving major social issues, as indicated by our motto Making Minds Matter. Making Minds Matter reflects our scientific and social ambitions, and our entrepreneurial mindset. What sets us apart is the way we embody these ambitions: the Erasmian Way.

The Erasmian Way is composed of our Erasmian values: being a world citizen, engaged with society, connecting, entrepreneurial and open-minded. Our goal is to have these values fully ingrained in our DNA by 2024, and we are looking for people that embody these values and wish to achieve positive societal impact with us. Like our namesake, Erasmus University Rotterdam wants to make a sustainable contribution to solving current social issues.

EUR provides you with an environment where you can have genuine positive societal impact through your work, whether in research, education or professional services. We offer excellent conditions: flexibility in your work hours, a significant amount of paid leave, as well as personal and professional development – more on that below. Working at the EUR means being part of a team of enthusiastic and dedicated people that support and challenge each other. Our global connections will help you expand your network and allow you to connect with experts in your field.


What we offer

At Erasmus University Rotterdam, we are always looking for driven individuals that want to have genuine impact and achieve change. Ambitious academics and professionals who find it important to put their knowledge, skills, and experiences to use for a better and more inclusive society. That is what being an Erasmian means to us. We see it as our responsibility to create an environment where you are able to achieve your goals – where you can be yourself, thrive and grow. Want to know more about our Employer Vision and benefits? Take a look at our website.

At Erasmus University Rotterdam, we offer you the following:

  • Positive Societal Impact – a job at EUR is a job with impact!
  • Room for creativity and entrepreneurship
  • Personal and professional development
  • International and inclusive work setting
  • Achieving balance together: 8 weeks of paid leave


Want to have genuine impact and achieve change?

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