The Erasmus Center for Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) is an inter-faculty unit of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). The Center’s objectives are to offer postgraduate and executive, in-company, educational programmes in Maritime Economics and Logistics and to constitute a focal research point in that field at EUR.
The Center is part of both the Erasmus School of Economics and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. In this way, on the one hand the Center builds upon the tradition in maritime research that was initiated at Erasmus in the 1930’s by Jan Tinbergen and his student Tjalling Koopmans, both Nobel laureates in 1969 and 1975 respectively, and on the other hand the Center builds upon the prestige and the academic excellence guaranteed by the constant recognition of the Rotterdam School of Management as a top Business School in the world.
Research plays an most important role in the Center’s Activities. Maritime transport research at EUR has an applied character. This is due to the University’s firm belief that notwithstanding the importance of ‘research for the sake of research’, in a discipline as applied as transport the value of research is demonstrated by society’s willingness to underwrite it. In this regard, MEL academic staff have been instrumental in the formulation of the shipping and port policies of Europe and beyond. Most of this innovative research is finding its way to the classroom as well as to academic journals
For further information please contact:
Erasmus University Rotterdam (campus map)
Center for Maritime Economics and Logistics
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Phone: +31 (0) 10 408 1443