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  • 05 Oct 201619:30

    Night University: Face your fears
    This year you will be challenged to face your fears in a swirling mix of night lectures, performances, workshops and mini-courses. By professors, students, performers and artists. And an amazing closing party! Night University 2016 is a fantastic festival on the campus of Tilburg University you can not miss! (language: Dutch & English) Read more

  • 06 Oct 201614:45

    Amerikaanse verkiezingen 2016: Running for President *
    A lecture series on the upcoming American elections, in which specialists explain how the democratic process in the US functions and what the effects of the elections might be. (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 11 Oct 201613:00

    Introducing the Netherlands: Men and Women in the Workplace *
    Are there differences between men and women in the Dutch workplace? Join this interactive lecture and learn more about career opportunities for men and women in the Netherlands. (language: English) Read more

  • 12 Oct 201620:00

    Autonomie 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

  • 13 Oct 201620:00

    Hartslagcafé: De Kick van een Pilletje *
    Just one pill and then let's party! But what do we know about the world of XTC and other synthetic drugs, the health risks involved and the crime it breeds? With biochemist Tibor Brunt, criminologist Ton Nabben and public administration expert Pieter Tops. (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 18 Oct 201613:00

    Lecture: Heineken in Africa
    Like no other company, Heineken penetrates the fabric of African societies. How does its presence look like? How does it deal with complications like taxes, human rights and controversial business partners? Lunch-lecture by research journalist Olivier van Beemen. (language: English) Read more

  • 20 Oct 201613:45

    Who’s afraid of Art – Tango-tools voor effectief leiderschap *
    Program in the 'Who's afraid of Art?' series. This afternoon’s theme is the tension between leading and following and how the art of dance may help. (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 08 Nov 201620:00

    Hartslagcafé: Clinton vs Trump *
    At the start of the night of the American elections, the Hartslagcafé will host a choice of America experts. Historian James Kennedy, foreign affairs columnist Paul Brill and others will zoom in on the most important election themes and on the candidates, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump. (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 23 Nov 201613:00

    Human Library: Meet your prejudice
    Visit the Human Library in Tilburg on Wednesday November 23, 2016. 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

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'>>