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.

Strategic plan Tilburg University 2014 - 2017

Strategic Plan

Every four years, Tilburg University sets out its policy outlines in a Strategic Plan. The Plan is part of the university’s planning and control cycle. It sets out the principal themes, formulates ambitions, and provides focus for realizing them.


Strategic plan front

The current Strategic Plan relates to the period 2014 to 2017. Understanding Society will continue to be the university’s mission. Five choices indicate how Tilburg University wants to achieve its ambitions:

  • Quality comes first
  • Innovation according to a focused method
  • Connections through networking
  • Focused international cooperation
  • One single, effective university

All these choices concentrate on our core activities: research, teaching, and valorization. Read the abbreviated version for an overview of the choices.

In order to create support for the Strategic Plan, it was discussed with various stakeholders within the university. On the basis of the response received, the Executive Board formulated the definitive Strategic Plan 2014 - 2017. After approval by the University Council and the Board of Governors, the Executive Board adopted the Plan on December 12, 2013.