where arts & science meet

Arts &
Sciences lab

Where arts & science meet

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RASL is Rotterdam Arts and Sciences Lab. Codarts Rotterdam, Arts & Culture Studies (EUR), Erasmus University College (EUR) and Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam are collaborating more intensively and 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.



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Let’s Meet Ella

Meet Ella Wijnen and why she chose the RASL Dual Degree. In her studies Ella combines IBACS at EUR and Pop Vocals at Codarts. What does it mean having a RASL project about Miley Cyrus?

You can read more on RASL students at our interview page.

Student Interviews

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  • Meet Ana Lima! Ana is from Brazil, and was studying for her baccalaureate in Brussels, Belgium, for three years before moving to Rotterdam this summer for the start of her RASL Double Degree in September 2018. She talks about graphic novels, tips for managing your......

  • Codarts Music is now offering mini open days. Check the list below and sign up to the event/ events that interest you the most.   20 January Classical Music – Organ Times and registration: https://fd7.formdesk.com/codarts/opendayscm   20 January Classical Music – Harp Times and registration: https://fd7.formdesk.com/codarts/opendayscm  ......

  • RASL student Jasmijn van der Linden introduces us to her fellow student Eveline van der Duim. Eveline is a 19 year-old student combining Graphic Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy with Arts and Culture Studies at Erasmus through the Double Degree Programme designed by......

  • Florieke de Geus is one of the new RASL Double Degree students of 2018. She studies Arts and Culture, IBACS at Erasmus and Jazz Vocals at Codarts. Our Content Editor Amy Pickles meets Florieke and they discuss friendship, skills for studying and the music venues......

University Rotterdam

Arts and Cultures Studies

The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) is a dynamic School, which offers five bachelor programmes, eight master programmes, a research master programme and a variety of courses in the fields of History, Arts and Culture Studies, and Media & Communication

Erasmus University College

Erasmus University College (EUC) is the international honour’s college of Erasmus University, offering intense multi-disciplinary education. Founded in 2013, this liberal arts college and the student housing are located in metropolitan Rotterdam. The selective and residential character of EUC attributes to a close-knit academic community in which the students live and study together.


de Kooning Academy

The Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences presents itself as a cradle for creating pioneers. The speed and complexity of technological and cultural developments strongly influence contemporary and future practices in art and design. Therefore the professional world is looking for young creatives with a multitude of talents and skills, the ones who look beyond the borders of their original disciplines: creating pioneers. Pioneers because they’re not trained to reproduce what already exists, but to put the future applications and techniques into practice right now.



Codarts Rotterdam trains talented and driven dancers, musicians and circus performers to become dedicated and inspiring artists, leaders and facilitators, ready to spread their wings in a dynamic, international context. The university has about 1,000 students, of 50 nationalities and around 340 staff members.


Let’s Meet Benedikt Rittger

“RASL had a great deal into helping me understand power dynamics and the system of oppression that are in place and also opening the door on how we can actually get in touch with each other.”

You can read more on RASL students at our interview page.

Student Interviews