Jan Tinbergen, Nobel Prize winner for Economics (1969)
Based in Rotterdam, the economic and logistics centre of Europe, Eramus School of Economics has provided excellent education and produces excellent research for over a century. The School has played host to many of the world’s experts in their fields of research and boasts the first Nobel prize in economic sciences, awarded to Jan Tinbergen in 1969.
The history of Erasmus School of Economics goes back to the year 1913 when the ‘Nederlandsche Handelshoogeschool’ was established by a group of entrepreneurial Rotterdam businessmen with the aim to bring economics and business to a higher level by way of scientific methods. In 1939 the School changed its name and became known as the ‘Nederlandse Economische Hogeschool’ (Netherlands School of Economics). By 1973 it became Erasmus University Rotterdam, comprising the medical campus Hoboken and the social sciences campus Woudestein. Even in those days its aim was the establishment of a vigorous and flourishing University with a – nowadays – prominent Erasmus School of Economics, incorporating a wide range of economic expertise, as well as creating and keeping strong ties with the regional and international markets.