News Archive May 2012
Web lectures Bob van den Brand Learning Impact Leadership Award winner
The teaching method based on interactive web lectures, developed by Tilburg University Accountancy adjunct associate professor Bob van den Brand and colleagues, has been recognized by the IMS Global Learning Consortium for its ‘impactful use of technology across the globe to improve learning’. On May 16, Van den Brand received the Learning Impact 2012 Leadership Award Winner certificate in Toronto, during the Learning Impact Conference, organized by IMS Global. The Learning Impact Awards are designed to recognize the most impactful use of technology worldwide in support of learning. The IMS Global Consortium is a worldwide consortium of over 180 educational institutions, suppliers and government organizations that aims at advancing technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. i-STAR, as the teaching method is called, was developed by Van den Brand and colleagues Prof. dr. Eddy Cardinaels, Edith Leung MSc, Loes Brilman & Gertjan Luijten, and supported by Tilburg University’s Library and IT Services.
Van Lanschot Lecture: 'Member states like Greece should leave the eurozone'
Member states that are not in a position to repay their debts, should leave the monetary union. This is one of the statements that Hans-Werner Sinn, president of the prestigious Ifo Institute and Germany's most influential economist of the moment, will make during the 7th Van Lanschot Lecture on May 23, 2012 in the Concert Hall of Theaters Tilburg.
In his lecture, "The European Balance of Payment Crisis", Sinn will focus on the euro crisis and Europe's failing policy to tackle it. According to Sinn, the euro is not 'only' suffering from a mere confidence crisis that can be resolved by assuaging markets; it is experiencing a profound balance-of-payment crisis that is being prolonged by the expansion of public financial aid. During the Lecture, Hans-Werner Sinn will talk more in-depth about the problems in the eurozone and the solutions he sees fit. He argues for far-reaching adjustments of the current financial system in the euro zone. The measures he envisages vary from restricting the jurisdiction of the European Central Bank to forcing countries to leave the monetary union when they are not able to repay their debts.
More information and registration: www.tilburguniversity.edu/vanlanschotlecture.
Professor of Econometrics Arthur van Soest appointed as member KNAW
Arthur van Soest, Professor of Econometrics at Tilburg University, has been appointed as member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). He is one of fourteen newly appointed members. Members of the KNAW, leading scientists from all disciplines, are nominated from both outside and within the Academy. They are appointed for life. The KNAW has approximately 500 members. The new members of the Academy will be installed on Monday September 10, 2012 in the Trippenhuis of the KNAW in Amsterdam.
Arthur van Soest is the fourth Professor of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management that has been appointed as member of the KNAW. Lans Bovenberg, Eric van Damme and Bart Nooteboom preceded him. Press release (in Dutch).
Dutch universities keep improving in both Economics and Business Ranking
Dutch universities are still performing well in both Economics and Business research. This can be concluded from the latest results of two leading worldwide rankings in these areas: the Tilburg University Economics Ranking and the UT Dallas World Wide Business School Ranking. All Dutch universities in the Top 100 of both rankings have climbed for the second year in a row. American universities keep dominating both rankings: the Top 10 of both the Economics and the Business Ranking fully consists of U.S. universities, with Harvard University in the top 3 of both rankings.
Both the Tilburg University Economics Ranking and the UT Dallas are based on publications in leading journals in the fields of Economics and Business over a period of 5 years; this time, they cover the period 2007-2011.
The Top 4 of the Tilburg University Ranking remains unchanged, just like last year. Harvard University is the undisputed captain, followed by the University of Chicago, New York University, and Berkeley University. The London School of Economics remains the best performing European school (position 11). The best performing Dutch university is Tilburg University, on position 21 (was 23). The University of Amsterdam is ranked 27 (31 last year), Erasmus University Rotterdam 52 (55 last year), Maastricht University 49 (62 last year), and the VU University Amsterdam is ranked 73 (77 last year).
The Top 10 (last year's position is given in brackets):
- (1) Harvard University (US)
- (2) University of Chicago (US)
- (3) New York University (US)
- (4) University of California, Berkeley (US)
- (7) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)
- (5) Stanford University (US)
- (6) Columbia University (US)
- (8) Yale University (US)
- (9) Northwestern University (US)
- (10) University of Pennsylvania (US)
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The University of Pennsylvania leads the UT Dallas Ranking, followed by Harvard University and the University of Michigan. The best performing European university is INSEAD. In contrast with the Tilburg University Economics Ranking the Top 100 of the UT Dallas 'only' contains two Dutch universities: Tilburg University on position 38 (41 last year), and Erasmus University Rotterdam on position 39 (42 last year).
Here, the Top 10 is as follows (last year’s position given in brackets):
- (1) University of Pennsylvania
- (5) Harvard University
- (3) University of Michigan
- (2) Duke University
- (7) University of Chicago
- (4) New York University
- (8) Stanford University
- (6) University of Maryland
- (11) University of Texas
- (9) Columbia University
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