Erasmus University Rotterdam is a public research university located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The university is named after Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, a 15th-century humanist and theologian. Currently, Erasmus University Rotterdam has been placed in the top 100 universities in the world by four prominent international ranking tables. Erasmus University Rotterdam has seven schools, two institutes and a university college in which education and research are being conducted.
As one of four concentrations of Erasmus University, culture is defined broadly with a focus on the areas of media, cultural economics, and the high arts. Primary research is on society and the arts, including cultural policy, media, and social identity in modern society. Faculty has particular strengths in research, and the students tend to graduate with strong research skills for both academic and field placement.