Port of Rotterdam
Creating new knowledge for society & science


Research in the Centre for Metropolis and Mainport is being built accross the Centre's four central themes.

  • Sustainability:
    Addresses the challenge to avoid or reduce the negative externalities of port activities for the urban environment and the region;
  • Synchromodality:
    Addresses the need to create access to vital functions in port and urban areas and provide mobility to persons and freight;
  • World Port City:
    Addresses the potential of the urban area to support the port function and the potential of the port to stimulate urban development;
  • Secure International Trade and Global Clusters:
    Addresses the metropolises and mainports as hubs for the facilitation of global trade from a multidisciplinary approach.