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  • 17 Jan 201720:00

    Science Café: Caesar in Brabant
    Archaeologist Nico Roymans (VU) tells of Julius Caesar and his first battle in the Netherlands with some Germanic tribes in the year 55 BC. What is the historical significance of this discovery, and what did this battle looked like? (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 18 Jan 201717:30

    Winter Poetry Café
    Join the Poetry Café on Wednesday 18th January 2017. Whether you are an expert or a newcomer without any experience. Poetry can be written by everyone - and for everyone. Learn about making poetry yourself or improve your poetry skills. (language: English) Read more

  • 26 Jan 201717:00

    Poetry Party & Campus Poet Election 2017
    On 26 January, Dutch National Poetry Day, it is the perfect occasion to elect the new Campus Poet for 2017. Come and join the Poetry Party, with music and performances, and vote for your favourite candidate! Read more

  • 02 Feb 201714:30

    Vertrouwen & Onbehagen *
    Publicist and winner of the prestigious PC Hooft Prize Bas Heijne shows us like no other where it hurts in our modern culture. Theologian Erik Borgman will give a reaction and involves the tradition of the Dominicans. In their conversation, they go into the question: what is good for us? (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 03 Feb 201709:30

    Tilburg Model United Nations: The Future of Europe
    You want to sharpen your skills on public speaking, critical thinking and negotiating? Register for Model United Nations (MUN) Tilburg on 3, 4 and 5 February! MUN is a simulation of a UN-committee session. You take the role of a delegate representing a country, and adopt ‘your’ country’s position on a predetermined issue and defend this position in a debate. (language: English) Read more

  • 07 Feb 201719:00

    Wie wint de digitale strijd? Markt of overheid? *
    As citizens we trust a huge amount of information to our governement and to companies. Do we experience the benefits of it or are we becoming more and more vulnerable? In the symposium "Who will win the digital battle? Market or government?" experts in the field of big data, administration and policy will jointly come to an answer. (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 15 Feb 201720:00

    Engagement in de Kunsten *
    In this double program, the meanings and dilemmas concerning autonomy and engagement in the arts are seen from a new perspective. (language: Dutch) Read more

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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'>>