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  • 30 Mar 201713:15

    Filterbubbels - Een algoritme bepaalt jouw wereld *
    A filter bubble is a result of a personalized search in which a website algorithm selectively guesses what information a user would like to see, based on pre-information about the user (such as location, past click behavior and search history). As a result, users become separated from information that disagrees with their viewpoints, effectively isolating them in their own cultural or ideological bubbles. (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 04 Apr 201714:45

    Training kritisch denken - Introductie Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) *
    Training for students and teaching staff (Tilburg University), in which you can develop your critical thinking skills by means of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 05 Apr 201716:30

    Tilburg University Election Debate 2017
    Who will win? Front or SAM? On Wednesday April 5th, one week before the University Council elections, all student parties will be going up against each other in the Tilburg University Election Debate. (language: English) Read more

  • 07 Apr 201715:30

    Masterclass Theodore Dalrymple *
    Famous British psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple gives a masterclass. He argues that present socially liberal and progressive views minimize the responsibility of individuals for their own actions and undermine traditional mores. In this masterclass, Theodore Dalrymple will affirm his views with striking examples. (language: English) Read more

  • 10 Apr 201718:30

    The Road Symposium: Entrepreneurship creates happiness
    This 11th edition of entrepreneurship symposium The Road is fully dedicated to entrepreneurship creates happiness. It offers a diverse, interesting and inspiring program for students, student-entrepreneurs and others interested with a passion for entrepreneurship. The symposium is an opportunity for people who want to learn more about what entrepreneurship is and what it means in practice. (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 13 Apr 201713:30

    Vrijheidscollege Sunny Bergman - Vrijheid & Racisme *
    What does freedom mean if there is racism? In this freedom lecture (vrijheidscollege), documentary film maker and writer Sunny Bergman will discuss ethnicity and why many white people feel aggrieved or even get angry when racism and white privileges are brought up. With a reaction by sociologist Peter Achterberg. (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 21 Apr 201709:30

    Congress: Making Sense of Senses - How the brain processes sensory input *
    How can our brain make sense out of the chaotic stream of information that hits it in incredible numbers every second? Or more specifically: how does the brain makes sense out of the sensory input: the visual and auditory, colors music, taste and flavor, smell and scent? (language: English) Read more

  • 26 Apr 201713:00

    E-sports conference - The Missing Link *
    The Missing Link will be the first E-sports Conference of The Netherlands. The aim of the conference is to link the worlds of academia, business and electronic sports. (language: 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'>>