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News and Events Tilburg University

  • 17 Nov 2017News

    Frans de Ruiter wins "2017 INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize"
    PhD student Frans de Ruiter has won the prestigious “2017 INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize” for his paper “Duality in Two-Stage Adaptive Linear Optimization: Faster Computation and Stronger Bounds”, co-authored with Dimitris Bertimas (MIT). Read more

  • 17 Nov 2017News

    Stefan ten Eikelder: a double winner Operations Research student
    Stefan ten Eikelder was already in the spotlight for his Master thesis at the 2017 Education Bazaar where he won TiU Best Master Thesis prize. But the recognition for his Master thesis work extends beyond Tilburg University. In November Stefan won the prestigious Philips Data Science in Healthcare prize awarded by Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities). Read more

  • 16 Nov 2017News

    Interview Christoph Van der Elst in De Tijd

  • 15 Nov 2017Press release

    Keuzegids Universities 2018: Three Tilburg University Bachelors rank #1
    Press Release 14-11-2017 - Three Tilburg University Bachelor’s programs have been ranked as the best in their field. This is shown by the rankings in the Keuzegids Universities 2018, in which all academic Bachelor’s programs in the Netherlands are assessed and compared. Among the thirteen Dutch universities, Tilburg University is fourth in the ranking of best Bachelor’s programs.
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  • 14 Nov 2017News

    Christoph Van der Elst presents on International Science Conference
    On Friday, the 17th of November, Christoph Van der Elst will give a presentation on “Shareholders Holding the Reins on Remuneration: Say on Pay” at the International Science Conference. Read more

  • 13 Nov 2017News

    Meet your prejudices: read a human book
    ‘It is liberating not to be afraid anymore of others who are different’.

    What is your first thought when you meet an animal rights activist, an orphaned student, a hardcore gamer, or a former addict? Do you think they’re left-wing, unfortunate, lazy, or stupid? These responses are prejudices and everyone has them. They help you understand the world and others, but they are also often painful to those others. On 8 November, the city library at the Koningsplein in downtown Tilburg hosted the Human Library event, where visitors met and talked to human ‘books’ to eliminate or at least mitigate prejudices. The aim of the Human Library is to connect people and for that reason it is one of the official events of the Tilburg University anniversary program. Read more

  • 09 Nov 2017News

    Elisabeth Kempf wins KVS medal for best PhD thesis in economics
    Dr. Elisabeth Kempf has won the KVS medal for the best PhD thesis in economics in the period 2014-2017. The prize was awarded by the Royal Netherlands Economic Association (KVS) for her thesis Essays in corporate finance and financial intermediation, with which she earned her PhD from Tilburg University in June 2016. Her PhD supervisor was Professor Olivier Spalt. Earlier this year, she also won the J.C. Ruigrok Award 2017. Read more

  • 06 Nov 2017News

    Book on Shareholder Behavior of Anne Lafarre published
    Last week, the book 'The AGM in Europe. Theory and Practice of Shareholder Behaviour' of Anne J.F. Lafarre was published by Emerald Publishing Ltd. The book is derived from her PhD research which she completed Cum Laude in June this year. Read more

  • 03 Nov 2017News

    Similarities and Differences at One World Day
    “People are all the same. We all recognize one another's emotions, want our kids to grow up happy, and can imagine ourselves in someone else's shoes. But are we truly the same? Well then, how many Germans does it take to screw in a light bulb?” Read more

  • 02 Nov 2017Press release

    Why disseminating new ideas often fails
    PRESS RELEASE 2 November 2017 - When are creative ideas both new and useful? We normally only get to see the success stories, which makes it difficult to conclude if new ideas do indeed tend to be more useful than ideas that are only marginally original. Recent research shows that it is social factors rather than usefulness that decide if new ideas are successful or not. Read more