Voorzitter College van Bestuur
In: Uncategorized15 Dec 2010
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 have been partners for many years, because the concert hall doubles as conference centre. Less explored is how we could collaborate in our two core businesses: music and science. De Doelen would be very interested in organising and co-hosting a conference exploring these links. Prof Hans Jeekel of Erasmus MC is actively looking for a researcher or group of researchers to adopt this initiative. Any takers? And while we are at it, I think the cultural sector deserves our unqualified support. De Doelen offer a magnificent menu of options which I invite you to check out.
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.