Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam is committed to a healthy population and excellence in healthcare through research and education. It is in the top ten of best medical institutes in Europe (QS World University Ranking 2014) and excels in various research fields, studying fundamental and clinical domains, as well as public health and prevention. Bibliometric indicators place Erasmus MC in the top 20 of clinical medicine worldwide, and 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 centre for a region of about five million inhabitants. Erasmus MC is also the largest medical school in the Netherlands, with ~3,100 medical students and 234 PhD graduations in 2013. Together, the students and almost 11,000 employees at Erasmus MC aim to improve individual patient care and public health of tomorrow.
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Main tasks in the project
Erasmus is the leader of WP5; leads tasks 5.3, 5.4; and co-leads task 5.2. Erasmus runs the Generation R and Generation R Next Studies, which are focused on studying early determinants of later life health.