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  • 21 Sep 2016Press release

    Tilburg University rises in Times Higher Education World University Ranking
    PRESS RELEASE 21 Sept. 2016 - In the past few years, Tilburg University has steadily risen in the Times Higher Education Ranking and now has a place in the top 200. This is mainly due to the rise in the number of citations and the improved research reputation. In addition, the number of PhD defenses has increased. Read more

  • 20 Sep 2016News

    Tilburg University and TU Eindhoven consortium obtains NWO grant
    NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) granted €1 million to the universities of Tilburg and Eindhoven for the project titled “Next generation predictive analytics for data-driven banking and insurance”. The proposal was submitted within the theme Data-driven Research for Banking and Insurance, an initiative of NWO, Achmea and Rabobank. Read more

  • 19 Sep 2016News

    Prof. Jan van Dijk to receive 2016 ESC European Criminology Award for lifetime contribution
    The European Society of Criminology has decided to award prof. dr. Jan van Dijk (INTERVICT/ Tilburg University) the 2016 ESC European Criminology Award in recognition of his lifetime contribution to European criminology. Read more

  • 14 Sep 2016News

    Data Science for Humanitarian Innovation
    As per September 1, 2016, Prof. dr. Conny Rijken (TLS) and Prof. dr. ir. Hein Fleuren (TiSEM) have been appointed as directors for the new research program Data Science for Humanitarian Innovation of Data Science Center Tilburg (DSC/t). Read more

  • 12 Sep 2016News

    Startup student Richard van Laak wins first Entrepreneurial Award
    Richard van Laak of SCRiBBR received the first Best Entrepreneurial Student Initiative Award (BESI) during the Opening of the Academic Year ceremony at Tilburg University. The BESI award is a new Tilburg prize for the best student initiative contributing to the solution of a societal problem. He received the prize in the amount of € 1000 for the continued development of his promising company. Read more

  • 12 Sep 2016News

    TILT project on Anti-Doping legislation for the European Commission
    The Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) will conduct a research project on anti-doping legislation for the European Commission. The goal of this study is to assist the Commission in providing guidance to Member States to adopt or revise existing national legislation on anti-doping in sport to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. Read more

  • 07 Sep 2016News

    Night University's complete program online now!
    On Wednesday, October 5th from 19:30 hrs. you can immerse yourself in a combination of science and entertainment at Night University (free entrance). This year’s theme is "Face your Fears". Are you curious about what to expect this edition? The complete program is online now. Read more

  • 07 Sep 2016News

    Prestigious ERC Starting Grant awarded to Nadya Purtova for research on data protection
    Dr. Nadezhda (Nadya) Purtova of the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant of nearly 1.5 million euros by the European Union. The grant will spread over five years and allow her to build her own team and pursue research into legal protection of people against information-induced harm. Read more

  • 06 Sep 2016News

    De Ruiter: Rise of extremist right is concern to refugees in Europe
    (translated from al Jazeera 21st of August)
    With their anti-Islamic discourse and calls to expel immigrants, the rising extreme right in Europe brings an unknown future to the refugees and raises concern about the future of democracy in the old continent.
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  • 06 Sep 2016Direct link

    Dijsselbloem on Opening Academic Year: Close the opportunity gap in the Netherlands
    On Monday, September 5, we celebrated the official Opening of the academic year 2016-2017. The Opening took place in the university’s Auditorium. The theme of this year academic ceremony was: How to survive without internet; towards a digital society where people matter'. Read more