Backbone is the corporate magazine of Erasmus School of Economics Published three times a year, once in print and twice online, the magazine highlights successful and interesting alumni, covers the latest economics trends and faculty research, and reports on school news, events, and student, faculty, and alumni accomplishments.
Combining a study with research, a career and experience abroad
Meet our students
Dive in the world's most inspiring city
A short introduction to our groundbreaking research
Research in a nutshell
Five professors share their story with us
Meet your professor
Facts & Figures
Noted & Quoted
Meet alumna Sanne Blauw
Publication Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam Editors Ronald de Groot, Yrla van de Ven, Babette den Daas, Henk Goris, Aleksandra Stuip, Madeleine Kemna, Annemarieke Dumay-Roest, KrisKras context, content and design Concept, design and realization Kris Kras context, content and design Illustrations Carolyn Ridsdale Photography & Video Rotterdam Branding Toolkit, Kees Stuip Fotografie, Sophia van den Hoek, Marc Heeman, Daarzijn, Rien Bexkens, Koala Koncepts, Eric van Vuuren, Ka-Chun Lo, Willeke Machiels.
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Largest school within Erasmus University
83 different nationalities
International education programmes
85 partner universities
Erasmus School of Economics’ network of partner universities consists of 85 universities worldwide. For a full list of partner universities and for more information visit our website
Erasmus School of Economics provides excellent education and research. The 2016 QS World University Ranking ranked Erasmus University 1st in the Netherlands, 11th in Europe and 40th worldwide in Economics & Econometrics. In the 2016 Times Higher Education World University Ranking the subject Business and Economics at Erasmus University scored 3rd in Europe and 17th in the World
83 different nationalities
At Erasmus School of Economics students have the chance to study and work together with students from all over the world. Students from 31 different EU nationalities and 52 non-EU nationalities are currently studying at Erasmus School of Economics.
Erasmus School of Economics is the largest school within Erasmus University Rotterdam. According to the statistics of 2016, there were 26.212 students officially registered at the University and 6.104 of them were following a Bachelor or (pre-) Master programme at our School. Students can join the Economic Faculty association Rotterdam, one of the most active study associations in Europe, or one of the 8 other study associations.
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