EDUIMHE › Review of higher education institutions in regional development 2008-10: The City-Region of Rotterdam, the Netherlands
The OECD review report is available here.
The executive summary is available here.
Outside the Netherlands Rotterdam is best known for its port – once the busiest in the world, and still the busiest in Europe. But the docks have moved steadily downstream and the centre of Rotterdam is very different from what it was even 50 years ago. A young and dynamic city, Rotterdam is one of the few in Europe where the average age of the population is decreasing. It is ethnically and culturally diverse and has high potential for attracting the “creative class”. The Rotterdam region is home to two leading research universities and several other innovative higher education institutions. This report looks at how to encourage growth in the Rotterdam region, through the transfer of technology and knowledge, and through realising the potential of its people.
By participating in the OECD Reviews of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Regional Development the region hopes to support its development goals:
More about Rotterdam, its higher education institutions, and its HEIs' role in city-region development
Prof Marianne Donker
Municipality of Rotterdam