Image credit: Ronald van den Heerik

Students demonstrate against the possible abolition of the basic student grant (EM 12, 11 February 2010). (RvdH)

Image credit: Ronald van den Heerik

Mohawk faces blustering freshmen prior to the Opening of the Academic Year. (RvdH)

Image credit: Ronald van den Heerik

Primary school children are taught philosophy by Dean Wiep van Bunge during the Erasmus Junior lecture. (EM 5, 17 October 2013). (RvdH)

Image credit: Levien Willemse

As usual at the Opening of the Academic year, the new student members of the student associations catch up on their sleep after fresher’s week. (EM 3, September 2005). (LW)

Image credit: Levien Willemse

Photographer Levien Willemse recorded the long process of creating the Desiderius Multiplex statue, made by ‘house architect’ Gerard Frishert (EM 10, 14 January 2010). (LW)

Image credit: Levien Willemse

De Oude Vier of rowing club Skadi arrive in Rotterdam after winning the Varsity for the fifth consecutive time (EM 16, 15 April 2010). (LW)

Image credit: Levien Willemse

Students from the Rotterdam association Ichtus from CSFR are ‘christened’ in the Hofpleinvijver as the main initiation ritual for new members of the association (EM 5, October 2009). (LW)

Image credit: Levien Willemse

Students in a practical anatomy class in the dissecting room at Erasmus MC (EM 12, January 2009). (LW)

Image credit: Sanne van der Most

Photo accompanying an article about the ball marking the fiftieth anniversary of RSG (EM 7, March 2017). (SvdM)

Studentenvereniging RSC
Image credit: Michel de Groot

Three generations of RSC members (from old to young: Bertil Schuil, Michiel Muller and Vincent Karremans) to mark the centenary of the corps fraternity (EM 18, 22 May 2014). (MdG)

From May 2000 to June 2008, house photographer Ronald van de Heerik described a student in words and pictures for each edition. (RvdH)

From September 2012 to June 2013, EM interviewed student athletes. Michel de Groot took the photos. In this photo (fltr): Jorien van Driel (roller derby), Lusanne Nooitgedagt (equestrian sport), Annick Heukensfeldt Jansen (football) and Hugo Langelaan (rugby). (MdG)

From September 2013 to June 2015, Gert van der Ende interviewed student musicians for the EMuziek article. Michel de Groot took the photos. In this case – fltr – Daniel Boonstra (guitar), Lorenzo d’Alessio (harp), Fedde Spoel and Nynith de Graaf (cello). (MdG)

Image credit: Ronald van den Heerik

Each of the Mak triplets – Elaine, Vanessa and Chantal – studied Law at Erasmus University. They are now all professors of law. (EM 5, 29 oktober 1998). (RvdH)

Image credit: Sanne van der Most

Students, all boys from Java, in their little room in a Stay-Okay hostel. For a story about the sometimes appalling living conditions of foreign students (EM 2, October 2016). (SvdM)

Image credit: Ronald van den Heerik

For a long time, the artwork ‘De eieren van Petri’ (The Petri eggs) marked the entrance to the campus on Burgemeester Oudlaan. Designed for eternity, they ultimately didn’t avoid demolition (EM 18, 19 May 2011). (RvdH)

Image credit: Ronald van den Heerik

Eureka week 2013, never change a winning programme (EM 2, 5 September 2013). (RvdH)

Image credit: Levien Willemse

In a special Christmas edition, Rotterdam sociologist Willem Schinkel talks about his snooker hero Ronnie O’Sullivan (EM 9, 10 December 2009). (LW)

Image credit: Levien Willemse

Beadle Hans Bliekendaal leads the EUR cortege through the city (EM 2, 11 September 2003). (LW)

Image credit: Levien Willemse

Pig on the operating table at Erasmus MC, for a story about animal testing (EM 8, 2 December 2010). (LW)

Want to see more images of the academic world? Until January, more photos from the paper EMs from the past two decades are on show in the Erasmus Pavilion.