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Erasmus MC

The overall research aim of Erasmus MC is to translate bench discoveries to bedside applications.

Erasmus MC is committed to a healthy population and excellence in healthcare through research and education. It excels in various research fields, studying fundamental and clinical domains as well as public health and prevention. Research at Erasmus MC is at the heart of society, resulting in innovation, quality improvement and more effectiveness in patient care.

Research and innovation
The overall research aim of Erasmus MC is to translate bench discoveries to bedside applications. Its annual research budget amounts to €139.7 million. Innovative companies are set up based on our scientific results and existing companies start new developments based on our discoveries.

StikstofErasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam is in the top ten of best medical institutes in Europe (QS World University Ranking 2016). It participates in 28 Horizon2020 projects, it participated in 165 FP7 projects and it hosts 20 ERC grantees.

The impact of Erasmus MC on the Dutch economy is substantial: it contributes almost  € 4 billion gross value added (GVA) to the Dutch economy yearly and it indirectly supports over  40,000 jobs. Bibliometric indicators place Erasmus MC in the top 20 of clinical medicine worldwide; its publications are cited 1.75 times the world average. 

In addition to scientific research, patient care and education are core tasks of Erasmus MC. It is the top referral center for a region of about five million inhabitants. The full spectrum of medicine is offered, from disease to health and from individual to public healthcare.

Public health
Erasmus MC is also the largest medical school in the Netherlands, with about 3,100 medical students and 243 PhD graduates in 2015. It offers BSc, MSc and PhD programs to train the next generation of medical practitioners and researchers. Together, the students and almost 11,000 employees at Erasmus MC aim to improve individual patient care and the public health of tomorrow.

gepubliceerd: 17 oktober 2016

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