where arts & science meet

Arts &
Sciences lab

Where arts & science meet

Explore RASL


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.



  1. 23 Jan
    Codarts Open Day

    Register here for the online open days..

  2. 29 Jan
    RASL – Experience day (EUR – Codarts)

    Are you interested in becoming a RASL Dual Degree student?


Let’s Meet Jasmijn

Meet Jasmijn van der Linden and hear why she chose the RASL Dual Degree. In her studies Jasmijn combines Illustration at WdKA and Humanities with Arts at EUC, she is also the student assistant for RASL. Alongside answering queries on our email, Jasmijn conducts interviews with students and staff to give you an insider perspective. All our student interviews are available here.

Student Interviews

Latest News

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • Our Content Editor, Amy Pickles, talks to RASL Double Degree student Gabija Bubnyte about her Autonomous Visual Reflection of RASL, created for the launch of the RASL Publications online platform and book. Gabija discusses how her approach to making and researching has developed during her......

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 Lucas Vermeer

“I always wanted to become a musician and study music, but I thought the future perspective was too unsure as it is hard to earn money with music. That is why I applied to Erasmus University College (EUC). Then I found out about the double degree. I already visited multiple conservatories – of which Codarts was my favourite – so you could say that I had always been interested in both EUC and Codarts.

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