Tilburg University: Fair & Green

Tilburg University is committed to a sustainable society and encourages researchers, teachers, support staff, students, and stakeholders to actively contribute to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Fair & Green news

  • 08 Mar 2018News

    Tilburg University contributes to 'District of the Future' in Helmond
    The Helmond city council unanimously approved plans, at the end of February, preparing for the construction of Brainport Smart District. Tilburg University will be involved in the development of this District of the Future in Helmond. Read more

  • 06 Mar 2018Event

    TBS, the impact of detention under hospital orders *
    The discussion about TBS is in full swing. There has been increasing criticism of TBS in recent years. TBS involves high costs and politicians are discussing savings on the treatment. Moreover, there are urgent questions after incidents such as the murder of Anne Faber by a TBS-client on leave. (language: English) Read more

  • 15 Jan 2018Video

    Investigating urban refugees in Greece
    How can humanitarian aid to urban refugees be deployed more effectively and more sustainably? During the past decade, the number of people in the world who live in a crisis situation has almost doubled. Students and scientists of Tilburg University are working alongside aid organization Care to improve aid to urban refugees. Read more

  • 11 Jan 2018Background

    ‘Legislation not yet ready for energy transition’
    The Netherlands must abandon the use of fossil fuels in favor of sustainable sources. But current legislation stands in the way on this ‘energy transition’, contends Saskia Lavrijssen, whose research has examined how the new role of consumers should be embedded in law. Text: Rutger Vahl, Photo: Dolph Cantrijn Read more

  • 16 Nov 2017Event

    Interview Unilever chief sustainability Jan Kees Vis
    Night Talk: In this Food for Thought session, two trained students enter into a discussion with Vis, leaving plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion with the audience. Read more

  • 01 Dec 2017Event

    Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award 2017 *
    In dedication to World Human Rights Day, presentation of the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award 2017 for the best PhD thesis and the best Master’s thesis on human rights. With a lecture by Jolien Schukking, judge at the European Court of Human Rights. (language: English) Read more

  • 22 Nov 2017Event

    Warandelezing 2017 - Bernice Notenboom: IJs of geen ijs? Klimaatverandering en de polen *
    Bernice Notenboom, number 3 in the Dutch 2016 Sustainable Top 100, wants to show what disaster is taking place as a result of climate change. She recently did a similar presentation for 66 representatives from the business community during a joint visit to Spitsbergen.’ (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 04 Sep 2015Press release

    Data Challenge: tracking ship movements and detecting illness in children
    September 4th, 2015 - Tilburg University data science researchers help non-profit organizations to address Big Data challenges. At a symposium on September 11th, they will present cases of Greenpeace and Jeroen Bosch Hospital to illustrate both solutions and challenges offered by Big Data. Read more

  • 28 Mar 2015Video

    EU protection works for wolf, bear and lynx
    In the EU Habitats Directive it is established that big predators such as the bear, wolf and lynx are protected and, when they show up, should be welcome in the Netherlands. But the legal framework has not been adjusted to this new reality, says Arie Trouwborst, Associate Professor of Environmental Law at Tilburg Law School. Read more

  • 11 Mar 2015Background

    Corporate Social Responsibility

  • 15 Sep 2014Press release

    Risks climate engineering are manageable
    The concerns about regulating climate engineering are out of proportion, states Jesse Reynolds on the grounds of his PhD research. He will defend his thesis at Tilburg University on September 22nd. Reynolds proposes to set up an international institution to facilitate and help regulate climate engineering field experiments worldwide. Read more

  • 11 Aug 2014Background

    Tilburg University assesses all its construction, rebuilding and renovation activities on compliance with the latest criteria for energy efficiency and environmental interests. This also means that we always actively looking for sustainable alternatives. Read more

  • 03 Apr 2014Background

    Tilburg University is dedicated to the use of sustainable products and services. Its ambition is to ensure that at least 50% of its purchases are sustainable, in accordance with the Sustainable Purchasing Covenant concluded between the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and the higher education sector in 2008. Tilburg University has also signed this covenant and is bound by its agreements. Read more

  • 03 Apr 2014Background

    Tilburg University assesses all its construction, rebuilding and renovation activities on compliance with the latest criteria for energy efficiency and environmental interests. This also means that we always actively looking for sustainable alternatives. Read more

  • 03 Apr 2014Background

    Tilburg University is committed to maximizing the efficiency and minimizing the environmental impact of its ICT equipment infrastructure, and has taken a number of measures to this end. For example, the university has several server rooms in which only the area containing the actual server is temperature-controlled, while the rest of the space is not. The aim is to replicate this in both server spaces. Following the renovation, the server room will be moved to a new location. At the moment we are investigating whether it would be possible to set up the space so as to share facilities with the Municipality of Tilburg and thus reduce our energy consumption. Read more

  • 03 Apr 2014Background

    In its effort to achieve more sustainable business operations, Tilburg University is also fine-tuning its policies on staff and student mobility. With more than 2,000 staff members and 13,000 students, the university generates a huge number of transportation movements every day, mostly in the form of commuting between home and work, but also a substantial share of business travel. It goes without saying that all this transport use has a heavy environmental impact, depending on the mode of transport. Read more

  • 03 Apr 2014Background

    In its call for tenders for catering services, Tilburg University has asked prospective suppliers to come up with their own suggestions for ways of further integrating sustainable business practices into their operational management. The associated requirements and parameters have been incorporated in the criteria for sustainable catering contracts. Read more

  • 03 Apr 2014Background

    Tilburg University is doing its share to contribute to more sustainable waste processing. Different waste flows are divided at source and collected, removed and processed separately using the best methods available with the least environmental impact. Read more

  • 03 Apr 2014Background

    Tilburg University is one of the signatories to the Long-Term Agreement on Energy Efficiency (Meerjarenafspraak Energie Efficiëntie) with the Dutch government, under which the university has pledged to comply with agreements to reduce its CO2 emissions and increase its energy efficiency by 2% per year. These agreements have been laid down in cooperation with the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU). Read more