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.
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Facts & figures
Erasms School of Economics in Numbers
From university wide to school specific, here are some of the essential facts and figures about Erasmus School of Economics.
Erasmus School of Economics’ network of partner universities consists of 91 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 2018 QS World University Ranking ranked Erasmus University 3rd in the Netherlands, 14th in Europe and 50th worldwide in Economics & Econometrics. In the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Ranking the subject Business and Economics at Erasmus University scored 2nd in The Netherlands, 6th in Europe and 24th in the World.
International education programmes
Erasmus School of Economics offers a proven track record in education. The school links economic theory with practice through the involvement of industry and governments. Visit our website for more information about our Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes.
A growing number of our bachelor students follow a double degree of Economics, combined with either Econometrics, Philosophy or Law. The double degree programme Economics & Law is taught in Dutch. The other double degree programmes are thaught in English.
105 years of history
The history of Erasmus School of Economics goes back to the year 1913 when the “Nederlandse Handelshoogeschool” was established. With a history of 105 years there are wuite some highlights. One of them is the moment Jan Tinbergen was awarded with the first Novel Prize in economics, together with Ragnar Fisher, on 10 December 1969.