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.

History

1927

In 1927, the then named Roomsch Katholieke Handelshoogeschool, with 5 professors and 8 lecturers, opened its doors to 28 Economics students

1963

New name: Katholieke Hogeschool Tilburg

1986

The Institute of professional education became a university: Katholieke Universiteit Brabant (Tilburg University)

Tias established (now TIAS School for Business and Society).

2001

KUB becomes UvT: Universiteit van Tilburg

2006

Merger with the Catholic Theological University at Utrecht

2007

Tilburg University celebrates its 80th anniversary

2010

The name Tilburg University is also used in the Netherlands

2012

Tilburg University celebrates its 85th anniversary

2017

Tilburg University celebrates its 90th anniversary

 


1963

Faculty of Law and Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences established

1967

Tilburg Faculty of Theology established

1971

Psychology introduced within the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences

1979

Faculty of Philosopy established

1981

Faculty of Arts established

2006

Merger of Tilburg Faculty of Theology

2007

Faculty of Catholic Theology established

2007

New Faculty of Humanities established, which incorportes the faculties of Arts, Philosopy, and Theology and Religious Studies

 

Martinus Cobbenhagen (1893-1954) is the founding father of the 'Tilburgse Hogeschool'. With his readings and articles he accompanied and encouraged the budding academic and social life in Tilburg. Together, these texts form Cobbenhagen’s 'idea' of Tilburg University. Right after World War II, when academia had to be virtually reinvented, they were collected and published.

The bilingual edition Cobbenhagen essays is meant for all those who take Tilburg University to heart. Because you can only innovate and renew something when you first identify with its founding thoughts.

Cobbenhagen essays