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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

U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society and Self.

Sustainable RSM and Impact HUB Rotterdam join forces to amplify the benefits of a free online course called U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society and Self   

Experiential learning for students and employees.

Co-sense and co-shape the emerging future. Join us, we'll show you how!

Watch this brief video as Otto Scharmer, Senior Lecturer, MIT explains.

Registration is now open for the free online course …


Posted by Joey Johannsen on August 17, 2015 at 3:00pm

The more they raise, the further they will ride! RSM students cycle to help Pacific islanders

Deadline for your contribution approaches!

A two-day cycling tour through the Netherlands organised by students at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) will raise money to preserve the unique but diminishing culture of the population of a volcanic Pacific island – and the cyclists say that the more support they get, the harder and further they will ride! The RSM Charity Club has organised the tour for a team of 10 MBA and EMBA students to raise funds for a non-profit organisation helping the Tao, an aboriginal tribe on the Taiwanese island of Lan-yu in the Pacific Ocean.

The cycling team of 10 is currently training hard…


Posted by Joey Johannsen on July 14, 2015 at 10:48am

Social entrepreneurship case leads to oikos competition win for RSM

Congratulations Ono and Gail! 

PhD student Ona Akemu and Professor Gail Whiteman, of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) won first prize in the social entrepreneurship track of the 12th annual oikos Case Writing Competition for their case Fairphone: Organising for Sustained Social Impact.

The case, written in collaboration with Tao Yue from RSM’s Case Development Centre, examines the emergence of and challenges facing start-up social enterprise …


Posted by Joey Johannsen on July 13, 2015 at 1:00pm


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