Understanding Society

Tilburg University is convinced that it can contribute to solving social issues by developing and transferring knowledge and bringing together people from various disciplines and organizations.

Executive Board

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The Executive Board is the university's managing committee. It is in charge of the university's administrative affairs and management. The Executive Board is also responsible for the efficient financial management, personnel management, and health & safety, and other working conditions. See the portfolio web page for more information. The Executive Board is accountable to the Board of Governors.

Koen Becking

Dr. K.M. (Koen) Becking

President Executive Board

"The social context is becoming increasingly important for the university, also for our funding. As a result, we must increasingly often ask ourselves how we can make a difference for that social context. Without selling our souls to the business sector of course, because independence is crucial in science (...)'"

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Emile Aarts

Prof. dr. E.H.L. (Emile) Aarts


"Our university is responsible for educating young talent to become the independent thinkers who will be able to shape the future of our society. To this end, we must not only transfer knowledge to our students through education, we also need to teach them to expand that knowledge through research and to transform it into value through valorization."

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Paulina Snijders Engelse versie

P.F.I.M (Paulina) Snijders MSc CPC

Vice-Chair Executive Board

"I feel at home in the academic world, and I am inspired by the enthusiasm of researchers and lecturers and by the interaction with students who want to get the most out of their education. I am strongly committed to the business operations and will be happy to contribute to the further development of the support of the primary process.”

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