Delft University of Technology, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Erasmus MC once started out as separate institutions. But the great and complex challenges and problems of our time call for new forms of cooperation, whereby the boundaries between these institutes and their disciplines are crossed. Three themes are central to the Convergence: Resilient Delta, Health & Technology and AI, Data & Digitalization. The institutes will work together intensively on sustainable solutions to climate change, more inclusive prosperity, better health for the population, and greater equality, in both research and education. As a result, employment in the Rotterdam region will rise and the attraction for national and international companies will increase. The delta around Rotterdam - with its businesses, port, rivers, and diverse population - offers challenges but also great opportunities and will serve as a living lab. The solutions that emerge from the Convergence can be extrapolated to ports, major cities, and delta regions elsewhere in the world.
Erasmus MC is recognized as a leading innovator in healthcare. Its 16,000 employees are committed to achieving a healthy population and pursuing excellence in healthcare through research and teaching. Erasmus MC conducts internationally leading scientific research that helps to understand, predict, treat, and prevent diseases and disorders, while the hospital also serves as the level one trauma center for the South West Netherlands region, with 2.2 million inhabitants.
At Erasmus MC, the Department of Viroscience is dedicated to research on viruses and virus infections.Go to Erasmus MC website
Delft University of Technology
Top education and research are at the heart of the oldest and largest technical university in the Netherlands. Delft University of Technology's eight faculties offer 16 bachelor's and more than 30 master's programs. More than 25,000 students and 6,000 employees share a fascination for science, design, and technology. Their common mission: impact for a better society.
The faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science, and the faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management all work on clever solutions and innovative research.Go to Delft University of Technology website
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus University Rotterdam is an internationally oriented research university with a pronounced social orientation in its education and research. The scientists and students of Erasmus University Rotterdam work on solving global challenges, inspired by the ever dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam, which often acts as a living city laboratory.
At Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioral Sciences focuses on behavioral change to generate resilience and to maintain inclusive, livable cities with healthy citizens who actively participate in society.Go to Erasmus University Rotterdam website