Conversations with the Dean

Professional skills courses

Our Conversations with the Dean series is meant to pay attention to the wider academic development of PhD candidates.

In an informal setting, EGSH dean Esther Rozendaal or one of the Deans of our faculties will host a conversation with Erasmus University scholars and PhD candidates on a theme that has their interest.

Previous themes included Feminism and research, Aging and the city, and the Brain. We warmly invite suggestions for future episodes! 

Edition 1

November 7 (Tuesday) 2023
14.00-16.00 hrs

Location: Online Team meeting

ESSB dean prof. dr. Victor Bekkers

'How can we recognise and reward your talents better?'

The current system for recognition and rewards has been revised to recognise and value researchers from a broader perspective of their work. What does this new recognition and rewards system entail? And what do these developments mean for PhD candidates and their (future) career? In this "Conversation with the Dean" session, we invite PhD candidates to ask their questions and express their perspectives on the new recognition and rewards system.

Edition 2

Date, time and information about the subject will follow

About the instructors

Prof. dr. Esther Rozendaal is the dean of the EGSH. In June of 2023 she was appointed professor of Digital Resilience at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).
Since 2020, she has been an associate professor of Communication and Behavioural Change at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB). Her research focuses on the digital resilience of young people. In particular, she investigates how to help children and teenagers to behave media-wise online. In addition to her academic research, she is concerned with bridging the gap between science and practice. In 2011, together with Prof. Moniek Buijzen (ESSB), she founded Bitescience, a company aimed at transferring scientific knowledge to professionals with young people as the target group.

Prof. Victor Bekkers is the dean of the Erasmus School of Social Sciences and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB). He holds the chair on the empirical study of public policy and public policy processes. He is also the founding father and first dean of the Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities. Professor Bekkers studied political science and public administration at Nijmegen University where he has got his degree with honors (1987). Furthermore is coordinator of LIPSE, the EU 7th framework program on social innovation in the public sector and he is programme director of the research group Comparative Public Services Innovation (CPSI). His research interests are related to the introduction and use of information and communication technologies as well as new (social) media in public policy processes and the (social) innovation challenges which emerge in their slipstream.