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Delft University of Technology, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Erasmus MC to intensify collaboration

Erasmus MC, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Delft University of Technology wish to structurally intensify and upscale their academic collaboration, particularly in the field of health.

The boards of the three organisations have signed an agreement stating that, over the coming months, they will be exploring how to systematically increase this collaboration. Erasmus MC, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) are thus emphasising the societal and academic need for closer collaboration between the disciplines of medicine, technology and the social sciences.

This intensified collaboration between Erasmus MC and TU Delft will also give further shape to the LDE partnership (Leiden University, TU Delft and EUR).

These three universities, together with the two university medical centres, have been working together for a longer period of time already. This has yielded impressive results: five joint LDE centres in various fields with research, teaching and an impact in the region; a number of joint degree programmes, including the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Clinical Technology; investment from both university medical centres and TU Delft in the Holland Proton Therapy Centre; the Medical Data programme, which focuses on the link between technology and health care; and a large-scale EU programme.

In addition, there is already an intensive partnership between Erasmus MC and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). What is more, TU Delft and Leiden University have been working together closely for years, for instance in the field of fundamental physics, via the Casimir Research School. TU Delft and the Faculty of Science at Leiden University also offer joint programmes, and TU Delft and the LUMC are working together on joint innovative research programmes that are now transitioning to the next phase.

TU Delft and LUMC have also been working together closely for a longer period of time in such areas as radiology (including radiology and data analysis), gynaecology (for instance the development of DORA, the digital operation assistant that can predict the duration of operations) and cardiology (gene therapy with implanted LEDs, for instance). Moreover, LUMC and TU Delft already have an intensive partnership in the area of highly specialised care and research.

Photo: Erasmus University Rotterdam
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