What do we do with your support?
The role of direct financier of the educational institution, as Erasmus Trustfonds was in 1913, is no longer applicable. Erasmus Trustfonds now supports numerous projects for students, researchers and the entire Erasmus community. Erasmus Trustfonds fosters good relationships with the faculties which, among other things, results in the appointment of endowed professors.
Research & education
The Erasmus University performs a broad range of research and education focused on medical, economic, social and business management topics. Each day, talented researchers entering into international partnerships are advancing science. The connection and interaction between science and society and between theory and practice is in the DNA of the university. This is exemplified by the Erasmus Initiatives: three ambitious societal challenges where researchers, students, alumni, companies and others work together to maximise the university’s social and economic impact. Erasmus Trustfonds supports Erasmus University in its search for solutions for pleasant and healthy living in cities (Vital Cities and Citizens), good health for everyone (Smarter Choices for Better Health) and a fairer distribution of prosperity (Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity) .
Students are central to the Erasmus University. Some students need financial support. Together with the university, Erasmus Trustfonds wants to offer the smartest and most motivated students the opportunity to excel during their studies, regardless of their background or financial possibilities. Erasmus University wants to be an attractive place for both Dutch and international talents. Exposure to new, different perspectives benefits the quality of education and research. That means not only attracting foreign students, but also encouraging Dutch students to go to a foreign university on exchange. Through study grants and travel grants, Erasmus Trustfonds wants to give as many students as possible the opportunity to study in Rotterdam and gain international experiences.
Erasmus University has a dynamic and demanding student life. Erasmus University students make full use of campus facilities and extracurricular activities to enrich their study time at the university and reach their full potential. For example, they can use the on-campus sports centre, study in state of the art buildings such as the Polak building, participate in career fairs, festivals and the extensive program of Studium Generale. Erasmus Trustfonds believes it is important that students develop socially and culturally, feel at home on campus and in Rotterdam and mature into world citizens. Erasmus Trustfonds encourages this by supporting an extensive extra-curricular program of sports and study associations and political and cultural clubs.