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  • 14 Sep 2017News

    In memoriam Koen Jaspaert (1956-2017)
    Last Friday, September 8th, Koen Jaspaert passed away from the effects of ALS. He was 61 years old. Read more

  • 28 Jul 2017News

    Tips for a stress-free and relaxed holiday, at home or elsewhere
    The Dutch are among the most travel-hungry people in Europe. In 2015, 12.7 million Dutch people went on holiday, i.e., 80% of the population. The rest remained at home because they couldn’t afford a holiday, had health problems, or simply hated the hassle of going away. Staying at home does not need to dampen the holiday feeling, though. Read more

  • 14 Jul 2017News

    Run for a PhD position in the Humanities
    Have you ever considered going for a PhD? Maybe you are not ready to let go of the subject of your thesis and you wish to dig deeper. Then here’s your chance! You can apply for funding for a PhD-position now. Read more

  • 13 Jul 2017News

    Celebrating 8 ERC grants at Tilburg University
    To honour the 8 ERC (European Research Council) winners at Tilburg University the Rector Magnificus invited them and their vice-deans of Research for a celebratory lunch. The winners had the opportunity to express their views and experiences on winning the grant and the effort that this takes. The Rector was very interested to hear in what the University can do (more) to support applicants during the process of acquiring an individual grant such as the ERC. Read more

  • 11 Jul 2017News

    Interview Commemoration Srebrenica
    Martin Hoondert (TSH / DCU) has been interviewed about his research regarding practices of memorialization in Srebrenica. Listen to www.grootnieuwsradio.nl. Read more

  • 08 Jun 2017News

    Alumna Brenda Adoyo starts Venus Cups project in Kenya
    Brenda Adoyo from Kenya has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Master’s in Strategic management. She graduated in March 2017. Two years ago, and still a student at the time at Tilburg University, Brenda started the Menstrual Cup project in Kenya. Read more

  • 18 May 2017Press release

    Climate researchers must provide better visual communication on climate change
    Climate researchers should give more consideration to ways in which they can make the message about climate change clear to the public at large. This is argued by Professor of Communication and Cognition Fons Maes in a publication in Nature. Although enormous amounts of visual and digital information on climate change is available, hardly any attention is given to reaching one large and vulnerable target group: people with low levels of literacy.
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  • 18 May 2017Press release

    Tilburg University best general university
    Of all general universities in the Netherlands, overall student satisfaction is highest at Tilburg University. This is shown by the figures of the National Student Survey (NSE) over the year 2016-2017. Read more

  • 27 Mar 2017Direct link

    Don't Just Subsidise Art, Start Taxing Junk Entertainment
    The peculiar thrill of art consists in the search for understanding. Unlike junk entertainment, our relationship with high art has the potential for upward development. Read more

  • 08 Mar 2017News

    Playboy's Postfeminism Problem
    Hugh Hefner has passed Playboy's reigns to his son, 25-year old Cooper Hefner, but a fresh set of eyes in the creative lead at Playboy does not, unfortunately, mean any sort of victory for women. Read more

  • 20 Feb 2017Press release

    Vici grant for Jenny Slatman: Mind the Body in Health Care
    PRESS RELEASE 17 February 2017 - Professor of Medical Humanities Jenny Slatman is to receive an NWO grant worth € 1.5 million that will allow her to do further research on the meaning of the body in health care. Because the body is mainly perceived as a biological entity in health care, various embodied dimensions of health problems go off the radar. As a result, somatic problems are often given psychological explanations and mental problems are increasingly seen as brain deficiencies. Slatman wants to develop a broader view of embodiment. Read more

  • 20 Jan 2017Direct link

    How Trump used social media in his campaign
    In the following paper Asya Krusteva and Kiki Bathoorn (students Online Culture: Art, Media and Society) will explain how the political figure Donald Trump uses social media and its format for his benefit. Read more

  • 13 Oct 2016Direct link

    Qualtrics for staff and students TSH

  • 15 Jul 2016News

    Veni awards NWO for three promising researchers
    Three promising young reseachers of Tilburg University have been awarded a Veni grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grant consists of a maximum of 250,000 euro and will enable them to conduct innovative research for three years. Read more

  • 04 Jul 2016Press release

    Social robot helps teaching toddlers a second language
    - press release July 4th 2016 - In cooperation with a consortium of European universities and companies, researchers at the Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) at Tilburg University are developing a social robot that is designed to interact naturally with young children to help them learn English or Dutch. The experiment that was launched in Tilburg is the first in the world in which a social robot offers a language program for toddlers from various cultural and language backgrounds. The ultimate aim of the project is to develop a series of language programs in various domains, for instance, numbers and spatial concepts.
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