In September 2016, more first-year students were attending lectures at each of EUR’s faculties than the previous year. This becomes clear from the final enrolment numbers for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The only faculty to record a net reduction in its total number of students was the institute of Health Policy & Management (iBMG), with a decrease of 1.4 percent. In other words, more students graduated (or dropped out) from iBMG than enrolled at the institute this year. Still, iBMG need not worry: the intake of first-year students here is also higher than in 2015.

One faculty that stands out is the small Erasmus University College, where the student body grew – as planned, incidentally – by 51 percent. And despite the turbulence of the past few years, the University’s smallest faculty (Philosophy) is also doing well: welcoming 17.6 percent more students this year. This may be thanks to the introduction of the Double Degree, which allows students to round off their own degree programme and earn a Philosophy bachelor’s at the same time.

With 6,266 students, Rotterdam School of Management remains EUR’s largest faculty – slightly larger than the runner-up, Erasmus School of Economics (5,960).