December message from our team

The Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the year 2019 and send you off into the December season and the new year with warm wishes for you and your loved ones.

In 2019 we moved our offices to the 19th floor of the Mandeville Building, where the Graduate School now has a much clearer front office and service desk for our PhD researchers and their supervisors; we are also happy with our own dedicated teaching room! We expanded our collaborations across campus to teaching for our colleagues at Criminology and several groups at the Erasmus Faculty of Health Policy and Management. We now have expanded our training to all but two faculties and institutes on campus.

As we look ahead into the New Year, we intend to build our curriculum even stronger as a so-called Triple-I doctoral training program, with the three I’s standing for International, Interdisciplinary and Intersectoral. We feel that such Triple I training places us right in the middle of the wider Erasmus strategy of creating positive social impact, and commit ourselves to helping our PhD researchers become true Erasmians!

All the best in this dark, wet and cold time of the Dutch year. Be kind to one another.


Liesbet, Jan, Fadi, Roos, Naziha, Ingeborg, Maurice and Vanessa

Please note that our office is closed from Monday 23 December 2019 until Thursday 2 January 2020.