AboutErasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities (EGSH)



Erasmus University Rotterdam aims to be an high-standing university in the field of research and education. Given this ambition, it is important that the university and its schools and faculties try to nurture research talent. Graduate schools are seen as an important instrument to achieve this ambition. 

The Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities (EGSH) provides a research and training infrastructure as well as a social environment, that enables talented young researchers to explore new ways and to share and test ideas and experiences in order to contribute to the increase of knowledge across national borders.

The EGSH has been constituted as a joint venture of the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB), the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, the Faculty of Philosophy of Erasmus University Rotterdam and the International Institute of Social Studies. The School was formally established in September 2012.



The following disciplines or subject areas are represented in the Graduate School.

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB):

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC):

Faculty of  Philosophy:

International Institute of Social Studies (ISS):

Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS):

Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT)

Consult our research page for a complete overview of our fields of research.