Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus University College, Codarts Rotterdam and Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam are collaborating more intensively and have joined forces in the Rotterdam Arts and Sciences Lab (RASL).
We intend our collaboration to, firstly, advance the exchange of knowledge on education and research. And secondly, to offer students the possibility to develop their skills in accordance with the changing artistic professional practices and societal issues.
RASL can become a central player within the arts and sciences sector in Rotterdam, by nurturing versatile and talented students, developing innovative educational structures and promoting multi and interdisciplinary research, of which RASL intends to be both incubator and catalyst.
We reinforce the international artistic profile of Rotterdam, within arts and sciences, by elevating and enriching our local artistic network. RASL provides a creative and innovative impulse to Rotterdam. As collaborating parties we work together on the Double Degree programme for Bachelor students across our schools, as well as interdisciplinary research between and beyond our institutions.
RASL DOUBLE DEGREE
Since September 2016 Rotterdam Arts & Sciences Lab has offered a double degree to students, the first of its kind in The Netherlands. The Double Degree is a five year programme in which students combine two full-time bachelor programmes: at Erasmus University or Erasmus University College, and Codarts or Willem de Kooning Academy. The programme challenges students to combine science and art. It offers opportunity to develop their diverse talents across disciplines. You can find more information about the Double Degree programme here.
RASL is a place where we, as partners, exchange educational experience, focusing on innovation and development of educational methods. There is currently a collaboration between Erasmus University and Codarts in the lectureship Blended Learning, by lector Jaco van den Dool of EUR. His research focuses on to what extent digital educational methods can improve art education.
RASL is one of the research partners for GAMPSISS, GAmeful Music Performance for Smart Inclusive, and Sustainable Societies, who explore how artistic performances that fuse classical music and gaming will (in addition to other benefits) contribute to transforming the existing listening culture into one required for smart, inclusive, and sustainable societies to emerge.
While RASL is also partner to Codarts PEARL, PErforming artists and Athlete Research Lab. PEARL has been created to reduce health problems and optimize athletes’ and artists’ health.
We want to extend and strengthen these kind of collaborations.
RASL is a platform where arts and sciences meet and reinforce each other.