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Sustainable RSM is Recruiting

Sustainable RSM (SRSM) 2015-2016 committees forming now. Lead a team. Co-create. Enhance your classroom learning with practical experience driving sustainable business.

Applications accepted now for the following committees: (click committee names for details)


Sustainable Business Events                        Campus Impact

RSM Sustainability Forum 2016                       No Flyers @EUR  

Sustainability Career Seminar                          EUR Integrated Waste System

Integrated Reporting Seminar                           EUR Sustainable…


Posted by Joey Johannsen on September 4, 2015 at 10:00am

Open Conversation: Careers in Sustainability and CSR

An open conversation with Rebecca Scholten of EY: Career Paths in Sustainability & CSR

Date: 17 September 2015

Time: 17:00 to 18:00

Location: Bayle Building JB-49, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Speaker: Rebecca Scholten, CSR Consultant at EY

Global firms are increasingly incorporating Corporate Social Responsibility into their business practices. Join Rebecca Scholten, Corporate Responsibility Consultant at EY (Ernst and Young), in an open conversation centred on the theme of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Rebecca will take you through her…


Posted by Joey Johannsen on September 3, 2015 at 11:00am

World Port Days "Wereldhavendagen" 4-6 September 2015

We are fortunate to study, work,and live in such a vibrant city- Rotterdam.

This weekend, consider attending the World Port Days, 4-6 September.This is one of Rotterdam’s signature weekends highlighting the Port of Rotterdam and its significance to the world.

View the full program and make a plan for adventure and learning. (Click on EN/NL in the top right corner to select language).

Do you know which career opportunities the port offers? 

What do you know about how Customs wokrs? 

Have you toured the container terminal?

Have you been…


Posted by Joey Johannsen on September 2, 2015 at 4:00pm

Keep It Clean Rotterdam

Keep it Clean Rotterdam!

The autumn winds will be blowing. Don't let trash blow into the canals and the river.Join the Keep it Clean Day.On 18 September we clean Rotterdam together. Everyone can participate!

(Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb photographed with school kids cleaning up the city in 2014's event)

Rotterdam litter free

Alderman Joost Eerdmans (Safety, Enforcement and Public Space) finds a litter-free Rotterdam very important. With the Rotterdam offensive against litter, he wants to get and keep the city cleaner. This can only happen if everyone contributes. Both the municipality and all of us living in Rotterdam. He therefore challenges us to get involved and pick up litter in Rotterdam. Not just for…


Posted by Joey Johannsen on September 1, 2015 at 4:55pm

Sustainable Architecture: Polak Building opens at Erasmus University

"[Next week] the Polak Building opens at Erasmus University….The interior of the Polak building is made from natural and sustainable materials like oak. The atrium in the building has a glass roof with solar cells. In addition, the building has a sustainable climate control system, optimized insulation, natural ventilation and minimal technical installation.

The unique facade of the building allows fresh air to enter through self-serving hatches in vertical blinds. These slats protect the glass from direct sunlight and creates shadow effects, because they vary in depth according to wind direction.

The Polak building has five floors with six hundred study places. This new multifunctional educational building was designed by architect Paul de Ruiter. …

Classrooms are located on the…


Posted by Joey Johannsen on August 26, 2015 at 10:00pm

New bicycle spaces in Mandeville parking garage

Keep your eyes open for 450 dedicated bicycle parking spaces to be added inside the Mandeville Building parking garage at the start of this academic year.

Sustainable RSM is happy to see additional indoor parking near our work and classes. Thanks Erasmus for adding the spaces and encouraging bicycle commuting.

Erasmus Mobility says, "It is Erasmus University Rotterdam’s ambition to be one of the most sustainable universities in the Netherlands. One of the factors in achieving that ambition is how we commute between home and the university, since the fewer people who drive their cars to the campus, the lower the CO2 emissions we cause, day in and day out. It is therefore important for staff members and students to make a conscious, deliberate, and preferably…


Posted by Joey Johannsen on August 26, 2015 at 2:00pm


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