Voorzitter College van Bestuur
As the week is drawing to a close, and Christmas hampers are being exchanged, my desk is filling up with cards and my inbox with e-wishes (some of them are spam). I will now take a break and hope you will, too. What a difference with my ‘previous life’, where the final weeks of the [...]
They may be unlikely bedfellows, perhaps, but certainly not strange, music and science. There is fascinating research indicating that patients who received a soothing dosage of Mozart during their operation, recovered more quickly than those who hadn’t. I met Gabriel Oostvogel yesterday, managing director of concert hall De Doelen in Rotterdam. Erasmus and De Doelen [...]
I have blogged before about the initiative to increase cooperation between the 3 universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam. Today, the 3 executive boards met in Rotterdam to review progress to date and to discuss next steps. Each university has organised engagement sessions with the deans, as a result of which some preliminary ideas have [...]
It took us over a year, to go from a letter of intent in August 2009 to a signed agreement with the City of Rotterdam to further strengthen our cooperation. But finally, on 6 December we were able to sign and seal the long awaited agreement, together with launch of SMART port. Now it is [...]
Last week, a EUR delegation visited Brazil, together with Mayor Aboutaleb and his team. The programme was packed with visits to 3 of the main universities in Sao Paolo (USP, UNESP and business school Getulio Vargas) as well as research funding institute FAPESP. On Tuesday I had the pleasure to host a Science dinner for [...]
Pauline van der Meer Mohr is president of the Executive Board and is responsible for general administrative matters, such as the relationship with the Board of Trustees and the University Council. She focuses on the strategic policy, international affairs and external contacts, including the Rotterdam region, industry and other knowledge institutions.