Talk:Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Where are the pictures????

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disambiguation Rotterdam University[edit]

At the moment there is a redirect from Rotterdam University to Erasmus University. I think this is not correct, since the english name of Hogeschool Rotterdam is University Rotterdam Neozoon 21:33, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

I suggest to bring up a disambiguation page to link to both universities instead of a redirect to Erasmus university.

See the usage of the term "Rotterdam University" on the english pages of the Hogeschool Rotterdam.

" Rotterdam University is the result of a merger between 19 institutions for higher professional education in 1988. In 2002 another merger took place between Rotterdam University and HES Rotterdam, an international business school. Rotterdam University is located at several sites:

   * Academieplein
   * Achterom, Dordrecht
   * Blaak
   * Kralingse Zoom
   * Lloydstraat
   * Museumpark
   * Pieter de Hoochweg
   * Wijnhaven
   * Wijnhaven 107 "

I will put the same comment on the talk page of Hogeschool Rotterdam and will ask for assistance to create the proper diambiguation page, since I do not want to mess up the pages. Neozoon 21:39, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Can I make a remark here? The official international name for the Hogeschool Rotterdam should be Rotterdam University of Applied Science , since it is an University of Applied Science. The fact that they try to name them on their website "Rotterdam University" (without the 'of Applied Science') is a gross error and a violation from their side! The Dutch minister of Education explicitly stated that hogescholen are not universities in the Netherlands, so they can not be named like that. Althought they are allowed to be named Universities of Applied Science internationally, with the additional 'of Applied Science' to make the distinction. The fact that they try to name themself 'Rotterdam University' without the distinction is an error, and I suspect it is a deliberate one, in this way they try to creep them to the status of a real Dutch university, which they aren't.
Furthermore, "Rotterdam University", or "University (of) Rotterdam", has been used in the past by some people as an alternative unofficial name for the Erasmus University (before the Hogeschool Rotterdam was going to use it). Demophon (talk) 03:05, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Official name and clear in what place this university is located. Wikix (talk) 13:38, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

  • Support: agree with Wikix's reasons.Funandtrvl (talk) 20:07, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Support: The official name does include 'Rotterdam'. Guido den Broeder (talk, visit) 21:03, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Support: Erasmus University Rotterdam is the whole official name, alhough Erasmus University also is used sometimes. Demophon (talk) 03:05, 20 October 2008 (UTC)


How does this move relate to Wikipedia:naming conventions? See also Wikipedia:official names. Perhaps this is an example of how consensus can change, and as policies and guidelines document communal consensus rather than creating it, so should WP:NC in due course. Andrewa (talk) 09:46, 20 October 2008 (UTC)