Academic Forum

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Academic Forum



  • 09 Nov 201714:00

    Human Library: Meet your prejudice *
    Visit the Human Library in Tilburg on Wednesday November 8, 2017. Instead of a book, you can borrow a 'person' and hear their life story. There will be many different 'books' whom you can talk to, such as refugees, an orphan, a transsexual, people with a handicap or people who have a peculiar lifestyle. The Human Library aims to take away prejudices and stimulate social cohesion. (language: Dutch & English) Read more

Academic Forum has concluded the academic year 2016-2017. After the summer, we hope to welcome you again at our events. We are already busy preparing programs for the coming academic year.

However, we like to highlight the yearly Night University, on November 16th, 2017, with the theme ‘Back to the Future’: you can experience a preview with Night University On Tour during the Dear Future Festival (formerly: European Social Innovation Week) on September 23-29, 2017.

We will inform you about our events in the academic year 2017-2018 on our website and in our newsletter from the end of August 2017.

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Academic Forum

Academic Forum organizes symposia, debates and small-scale exchanges focusing on scientific, social and ideological issues. The themes of these gatherings are related to four domains: 'Ethics of science', 'Reflection on life', 'Science & society' and 'Cultural diversity'.

Furthermore, Academic Forum acts as a sparring partner and advisor, in particular where it concerns issues at the interface of values and science. Not only are we active on campus, we also promote the academic climate in the city and exploit knowledge and expertise in the region.



For an overview of the events in the past by Academic Forum, see Academic Flashback

Join the debate

Excellent science is based upon debate. Exchanging knowledge, sharing perspectives, questioning and challenging each other, lead us to better and new knowledge. As a university with Understanding Society as its motto, the debate with staff, students and society is essential. Symposia and meetings in which such a debate is an essential part of the program can be identified by the label 'Join the debate'. Also Academic Forum also organizes programs under this label.

Read more about 'Join the debate'>>