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  • 15 Feb 2019News

    Registration for Tilburg University Summer School is now open!

  • 14 Feb 2019Press release

    Humboldt Research Award for Marc Swerts
    Prof. Marc Swerts from the Department of Communication and Cognition of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) has received a research award (Forschungspreis) from the German Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, for which he had been nominated by Prof. Dr. Bernd Möbius of Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany. The prize is worth €60,000 and will be awarded during the 47th symposium of research award winners in March 2019 in Bamberg (Germany). Read more

  • 13 Feb 2019Background

    Interview: "W-i-l-l y-ou b-e m-y f-r-ie-n-d?"
    ‘The robots are coming’. Like many of us, teacher and researcher Paul Vogt believes that is what lies in store. They will find their way to schools, hospitals, and people’s homes. And of course, kids will like to play with them. A good idea, or is it? Read more

  • 12 Feb 2019News

    Discussion Paper TILEC: Gun control and homicides in the USA
    Does gun ownership lead to increased crime? This question is hotly debated, especially in the United States. Proponents of gun control point to gun-related violence, while proponents of the right to bear arms argue that gun ownership has a deterrent effect. David Schindler and Christoph Koenig found that purchase delays also had 3% lower homicide rates. Read more

  • 06 Feb 2019Press release

    Shame about poverty often increases poverty
    Shame is more common among people who have financial difficulties and is often accompanied by behavior that actually can perpetuate poverty. For example, money is spent on status symbols instead of basic necessities, and people have less social contact. And so a vicious circle of poverty ensues. This is discussed in the research of Arnoud Plantinga for his dissertation Poor Psychology: Poverty, Shame, and Decision Making, which he defended on Friday February 1 at Tilburg University. Read more

  • 04 Feb 2019News

    Eijffinger appointed SUERF Fellow
    Prof. dr. Sylvester Eijffinger (TiSEM) has been appointed SUERF Fellow for the period 2019-2024. Read more

  • 04 Feb 2019News

    Facts and figures about JADS
    Interested in some facts about the JADS initiative? Read all about it in the factsheet on our accomplishments at JADS. It paints an interesting picture of the positive developments and the enormous steps we’ve taken together on the journey. From attracting 30 million in research commitments to crossing the 1000 students marker in our combined programs it is good to look back sometimes and see how far we’ve come. Read more

  • 31 Jan 2019News

    TILT's 25th Anniversary Year: Events in February
    This year will be TILT's 25th anniversary! 2019 will be full of events, symposia, international keynotes and more to celebrate that TILT was founded so many years ago and has grown to be one of the leading institutes in the world on law, technology and society. Read more

  • 31 Jan 2019Background

    Connecting and a Taste of the Future - Education Bazaar 2019
    At the Education Bazaar on January 24, about 350 students and teachers discussed these topics and more, during workshops sessions and a ‘Taste of the Future’. The Education Bazaar is Tilburg University’s annual informal educational event connecting students and teachers. This year we discovered innovations together, identified best practices, and shared knowledge and experiences. It took place in our brand new educational building CUBE. Read more

  • 29 Jan 2019Press release

    The dark side of Information Technologies
    New book by Anne Rutkowski on cognitive and emotional overload

    PRESS RELEASE 21 January 2019 – We live in a world of limitless information. With technology advancing at an astonishingly fast pace, we are challenged to adapt to robotics and automated systems that threaten to replace us. Both at home and at work, an endless range of devices and Information Technology (IT) systems place demands upon our attention that human beings have never experienced before, but are our brains capable of processing it all? Read more