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  • 25 Mar 2015Press release

    Tilburg University fastest riser in Keuzegids Masters 2015
    In the 2015 edition of the Keuzegids for the Master’s programs, Tilburg University is ranking sixth, four places higher than in 2014. The university’s overall score is 61.5 points. As a result, Tilburg University is the fastest riser of all universities. In the Keuzegids Masters 2015, all Master’s programs in the Netherlands are assessed and compared.

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  • 25 Mar 2015News

    National thesis award for alumnus Maarten de Ridder
    Maarten de Ridder, alumnus of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management, has received yet another prize for his Master thesis ‘The Impact of Nominal Rigidities on State Level Business Cycle Dynamics in the US’. Read more

  • 20 Mar 2015Direct link

    'Sweetie 2.0' Software Uses Virtual Girl To Lure Child Porn Offenders Out Of The Dark

  • 18 Mar 2015Direct link

    Lubbers and Van Seters: Energy Union can stabilize Ukraine

  • 13 Mar 2015Press release

    Paul Schoukens appointed Professor of International and European Social Security Law
    Tilburg University has appointed Paul Schoukens as Professor of International and European Social Security Law as of March 1, 2015. Within the Department of Social Law and Social Policy of Tilburg Law School, he will conduct research into new forms of migration and their impact on social security. In addition, the research remit includes rethinking European and international minimum social security standards. Read more

  • 13 Mar 2015News

    Alumna Marketing Management nominated for Dutch Marketing Thesis Award
    Marlie Joosten, alumna of the Master in Marketing Management, is one of six nominees for the Dutch Marketing Thesis Award 2015. She wrote a masters' thesis on the impact of temperature, color and smell on consumer behavior in supermarkets. The winner will be announced on March 19th. Read more

  • 12 Mar 2015News

    Sign up now for TEDxTilburgUniversity 2nd April
    The 100 people who get to attend TEDxtalks are guaranteed to leave the auditorium bubbling with ideas and ignited by the passion of the speakers. On Thursday, April 2nd, for the third time, Tilburg University brings together inspiring speakers from within and outside the university. TEDxTilburgUniversity in 2015 revolves completely around the idea: Initiate to innovate. Guests will talk about brand development, 3D printing, the Dutch Weed Burger, virtual reality and the interaction between innovation and law. Read more

  • 12 Mar 2015Press release

    Eindhoven Dean Emile Aarts Appointed as New Rector of Tilburg University
    Press release, March 12th 2015
    The Tilburg University Board of Governors has announced today that Emile Aarts, affiliated to Eindhoven University of Technology as Dean and Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, is to become the new rector of Tilburg University. Aarts will succeed rector magnificus Philip Eijlander on June 1. Aarts has long-standing management experience both at Philips Research Laboratories and at Eindhoven University and is appreciated by students and colleagues alike for his innovative thinking in the field of management.

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  • 11 Mar 2015Press release

    Labor market key to reducing excessive risk taking by bankers
    Excessive bonuses and risk taking in the financial sector are inherent in the competition on the labor market for bankers. This is argued by Anton van Boxtel in his PhD thesis, which he will defend at Tilburg University on March 16. Given this situation, reducing excessive risk through taxes or bonus caps is very hard to achieve. Measures reducing labor market mobility might provide a solution. “Making it harder for bankers to switch from one employer to the next will make it cheaper for banks to keep their employees. This in turn may lead to lower bonuses and thus to less risk,” Van Boxtel states. Read more

  • 10 Mar 2015Press release

    New software recognizes potential pedophiles online
    Press release, March 9th 2015

    Sweetie 2.0 tackles online child sex abuse
    Tilburg professors Stefan Bogaerts (Clinical Forensic Psychology) and Bert-Jaap Koops (Regulation & Technology) are involved, in cooperation with children's rights organization Terre des Hommes, in upgrading Sweetie 1.0, the virtual minor girl that identified thousands of pedophiles on the internet. The Tilburg researchers are working on a new method (Sweetie 2.0) with which potential perpetrators of webcam sex with children on the internet can be more easily traced. Read more

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