This year, more than three thousand new students join the Eurekaweek. That’s more than ever before. Also, there is a new day especially for international students. In numbers, Eurekaweek 2017 exceeds all previous editions.

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Record number of registrations for ‘international’ Eurekaweek

This edition has 3,200 participants – compared to last year’s 2,900 – and the…

Sunday - International Day

The new, international character of the Eurekaweek became clear on the very first day. While for most students, the introductory period only started on Monday, foreign students could already get to know the university on Sunday. In addition to the Dutch classic games koekhappen (cookie grabbing), spijkerpoepen (‘nail pooing’) and stoelendans (chair dance), they could visit an open air cinema and take care of all their administrative matters.


Old Dutch games and arranging your affairs during International Day

The first edition of International Day drew about 600 international students. They were…

Monday - Official opening

A full English-language opening in De Doelen and uncomfortable interview questions during lunch at the Schouwburgplein. The day ended with a nice party in the Maassilo.

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Eureka Week opened: ‘Make sure you stand out from the crowd’

De Doelen was filled to the rafters with people attending the opening of this year’s…


Do the first-year students know each other by now?

Video! EM reporter Cameron Wylie is asking around on the first day of the Eurekaweek: Do…

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Over 200 municipal officials show first years round Rotterdam

On the first day of Eurekaweek, new students were given a tour around the city. For the…

Tuesday - Campus Day

During the information market, EM held its own mini-festival with scientists Jan Stoop and Simone Driessen. There was also a debate between student association presidents and a very crowded information market (but not everywhere!).

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‘We’ve had a lot of interest from women ‘

The fine weather brought lots of people to the information market on Campus Day. A tour…

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‘Involve international students in their way’

Should associations make their 'Dutch core values' more flexible for internationals?…

Wednesday - Sports Day en Master Day

A sunlit sports day caused some depletion amongst the first year students. On the contrary, (pre) master students had little to expect from the sun: they were indoors for the Master Day. The student associations were busy recruiting new members.


The Jacuzzi, pasta salad and Boef. How associations recruit their new members

How do student associations persuade Eurekaweek visitors to become a member? And how has…

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Cantus: ‘bonding’ in the form of drinking each other’s sweat

Long beer tables, folklore from Brabant and the scorching heat which makes you ‘drink…

Thursday - Colour your world

The final day of Eurekaweek 2017 was overshadowed by the sudden death of one of the Eurekaweek student guides, in the night of Wednesday on Thursday. During Night of the Songs, there was a minute’s silence in his remembrance. Eventually, it was decided to continue the festivities.

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Minute’s silence after guide passes away during Eurekaweek

A student guide of the Eurekaweek passed away at home on Wednesday night. At the final…

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Raising the roof during closing event in Laurenskerk

A huge party in the Laurenskerk marks the end of Eurekaweek: hundreds of participants…