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  • 02 Dec 2016News

    Willem Witteveen Memorial Fellowship 2017 awarded to Rakhshan Rizwan
    The Willem Witteveen Memorial Fellowship for 2017 has been awarded to Rakhshan Rizwan. Ms. Rizwan holds a BA in Literature and New Media (Jacobs University Bremen, Germany) and an MA in British, American and Postcolonial Studies (University of Münster, Germany). Read more

  • 29 Nov 2016News

    JAMwerkt.nl runner-up Student Startup Award Brabant 2016
    JAMwerkt.nl, the online job platform for young people founded by Tilburg University alumnus Ruud Schippers, reached second place in the final of the Student Startup Award Brabant. He was only just defeated by Eventix, the company founded by TU/e-students Joost Aanen and Chris de Jong, which won the Student Startup Award Brabant 2016. Read more

  • 24 Nov 2016News

    Queen Máxima to open Jheronimus Academy of Data Science ’s-Hertogenbosch
    On Thursday afternoon, December 1, Her Majesty Queen Máxima will perform the festive official opening of the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS), located in the former Mariënburg convent in ’s-Hertogenbosch. Read more

  • 23 Nov 2016Direct link

    Being nice at work does not narrow gender pay gap
    According to a report entitled “All employees are equal, but some are more equal than others” published in the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, dominant women are more likely to receive a higher salary than their more passive counterparts. Read more

  • 21 Nov 2016Direct link

    Nooteboom: What virtue debate?
    Nooteboom criticised earlier present liberalism for neglecting public goals of virtue, oriented at the flourishing of life, leaving them to the individual. Of course, liberalism is not against public debate of values and virtues, but does not consider it the business of the state. And indeed such debate crops up like weed between the cracks of the public pavement that blankets what brews beneath. People are concerned with issues of virtue and they will voice it. However, the topics that emerge are next given a liberal twist that avoids the issue. Read more

  • 21 Nov 2016Press release

    Traumas of refugees and migrants neglected
    PRESS RELEASE 21 November 2016 - European as well as Dutch policies on migration and victims of human trafficking should devote much more attention to the traumas people suffer during migration. That is the position Professor of Human Trafficking and Globalization Conny Rijken took in her inaugural address at Tilburg University on Friday November 18, 2016. Read more

  • 18 Nov 2016Press release

    Honorary University Professor title bestowed on Professor Ernst Hirsch Ballin
    PRESS RELEASE 18 November 2016 - During this year’s Dies Natalis, Professor Ernst Hirsch Ballin was appointed as Honorary University Professor because of his exceptional track record in the field of teaching and research. The appointment is an honorary title, but carries such privileges as more time to conduct (interdisciplinary) research.
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  • 15 Nov 2016Press release

    Keuzegids Universiteiten 2017: Five Tilburg University Bachelors top of the list
    Press release, 15 november 2016

    Five Tilburg University Bachelor’s programs have been assessed as the best in their field in the rankings of the Keuzegids Universiteiten 2017, in which the quality of the Dutch academic Bachelor’s programs is compared. Among the thirteen Dutch research universities, Tilburg University now occupies a shared third position in the ranking of best Bachelor’s programs. In the 2016 edition, this was also the case; in 2015 we were sixth and in 2014 in ninth position.

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  • 03 Nov 2016Direct link

    The Election’s Effect on the Economy? Doughnut Sales Are Probably Safe
    A recent working paperfrom Stephan Hollander and Laurence van Lent, together with Tarek Hassan (University of Chicago ) and Ahmed Tahoun (London Business School) is quoted in The New York Times of 31 October. The working paper is entitled: Aggregate and Idiosyncratic Political Risk: Measurement and Effects Read more

  • 03 Nov 2016Press release

    Dutch identity management systems on children and migrants render these groups more vulnerable
    PRESS RELEASE 3 November 2016 - Digital modes of prevention have earned growing prominence in Dutch youth care, law enforcement, immigration and border control. However, the use of identity management systems (IDM) as a tool increases the risk of stigmatization and discrimination. That is one of the conclusions Karolina La Fors draws in her PhD research which she defended at Tilburg University on November 2nd 2016. Read more