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  • 20 Feb 2017Press release

    Vici grant for Jenny Slatman: Mind the Body in Health Care
    PRESS RELEASE 17 February 2017 - Professor of Medical Humanities Jenny Slatman is to receive an NWO grant worth € 1.5 million that will allow her to do further research on the meaning of the body in health care. Because the body is mainly perceived as a biological entity in health care, various embodied dimensions of health problems go off the radar. As a result, somatic problems are often given psychological explanations and mental problems are increasingly seen as brain deficiencies. Slatman wants to develop a broader view of embodiment. Read more

  • 20 Feb 2017News

    Participation Act in the Knowledge Sector - 'Inclusive HRM' works!
    SoFoKleS (Social Fund Knowledge Sector) posted an article in their online magazine concerning the study by Dr. Charissa Freese and her colleague Dr. Irmgard Borghouts on the consequences of the Participation Act. To find out in which way we can best realise jobs for people with disabilities, we have to account for several factors. Read more

  • 17 Feb 2017News

    Towards a new Strategic Plan: You’re invited for Speech2025
    On March 9 2017, teams of students and staff will present their ideas on the future of the university in six minutes each. This high pace makes Speech2025 a dynamic and active event with room to respond and state your opinion on the presentations given. All students and staff are invited to participate. Read more

  • 17 Feb 2017News

    Visual Thinking Strategies teaches critical thinking
    Watch critically, state arguments for what you see, and listen to others. All skills that students can use the rest of their lives. They learn these skills through Academic Forum’s new program Visual Thinking Strategies. There are four sessions, starting March 7 via Academic Forum (in Dutch). Read more

  • 16 Feb 2017News

    MSc International Management study trip to Hong Kong

  • 14 Feb 2017News

    Report on Big Data and Security Policies
    Big Data analytics in national security, law enforcement and the fight against fraud can reap great benefits for states, citizens, and society but require extra safeguards to protect citizens’ fundamental rights. This requires a crucial shift from regulating Big Data collection to regulating the phases of analysis and use. Read more

  • 09 Feb 2017Direct link

    Sylvester Eijffinger: Impact of US central bank communication on stock returns
    Central bank communication by the American Federal Open Market Committee has an impact on stocks and provides additional evidence for the demand and the credit channel. That is the conclusion of Sylvester Eijffinger et al. in a new article in the International Journal of Central Banking. Read more

  • 31 Jan 2017News

    Lotte Claassen Campus Poet 2017
    During last week's Poetry Party, 2nd year Dutch Law student Lotte Claassen has been elected Campus Poet 2017.
    Listen to one of her winning poems: Read more

  • 30 Jan 2017Press release

    Leuven professor of Legal Psychology Geert Vervaeke new Dean of Tilburg Law School
    PRESS RELEASE 30 January, 2017 - Professor Geert Vervaeke has been appointed Dean of the Tilburg Law School as of April 1, 2017 by the Executive Board. This was announced earlier today by the Executive Board. Vervaeke will be succeeding Professor Corien Prins, who is to be the new Chair of the Scientific Council for Government Policy (Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid (WRR)). Read more

  • 25 Jan 2017Background

    Successful conclusion to first Brabant Robot Challenge
    In the unlikely event you had not noticed: robots are here to stay. We should welcome rather than fear them, Ton Wilthagen firmly believes. Wilthagen is Professor of Labor Market Dynamics at Tilburg University and the initiator of the Brabant Robot Challenge. On the final day of this challange, January 16, 2017, five student teams pitched their ideas for using robotics in care. Read more