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  • 21 Jul 2016News

    Yew clippings collected on campus in the fight against cancer
    There are quite a number of yew hedges on the Tilburg University campus. They are currently being cut and the clippings are collected for a good cause. The young needles of the European yew (Taxus baccata) contain taxanes, a basic ingredient for chemotherapy drugs.

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  • 21 Jul 2016News

    Leisure sickness: Why you become ill on holiday
    Hurray, a holiday! You have a stressful job and are on a busy schedule but now you can enjoy some relaxation. Time to recover and replenish. But that’s not on for some people. Instead of relaxation, they feel knackered, have a headache, get a sore throat, or run a temperature.

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  • 18 Jul 2016News

    Tilburg University host Summer School on Urban Social Innovation
    The Social Innovation Community project is excited to announce the programme of its first Summer School on Urban Social Innovation in partnership with Tilburg University. The Summer School is from September 20 - 23, 2016 at Tilburg University. Read more

  • 15 Jul 2016News

    Veni awards NWO for three promising researchers
    Three promising young reseachers of Tilburg University have been awarded a Veni grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grant consists of a maximum of 250,000 euro and will enable them to conduct innovative research for three years. Read more

  • 14 Jul 2016News

    Annual Report 2015 online
    Tilburg University’s annual report 2015 is now available (in Dutch). In this report, the Executive Board looks back on an exciting year with important developments and good performances. Read more

  • 05 Jul 2016News

    Harald Benink appointed as member ESMA Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group
    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published the new list of members of its Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG). The SMSG provides ESMA with opinions and advice on its policy work and must be consulted on technical standards and guidelines and recommendations. Additionally, it can inform ESMA of any inconsistent application of European Union law as well as inconsistent supervisory practices in Member States. Read more

  • 04 Jul 2016Press release

    Social robot helps teaching toddlers a second language
    - press release July 4th 2016 - In cooperation with a consortium of European universities and companies, researchers at the Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) at Tilburg University are developing a social robot that is designed to interact naturally with young children to help them learn English or Dutch. The experiment that was launched in Tilburg is the first in the world in which a social robot offers a language program for toddlers from various cultural and language backgrounds. The ultimate aim of the project is to develop a series of language programs in various domains, for instance, numbers and spatial concepts.
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  • 27 Jun 2016Press release

    Jheronimus Academy Data Science (JADS) and BrandLoyalty enter into strategic alliance
    's Hertogenbosch - June 27, 2016 - Two Brabant universities – Eindhoven University of Technology and Tilburg University – and loyalty marketing company BrandLoyalty have today announced a partnership on big data research. The total investment is one million euro’s over a five year period. Read more

  • 27 Jun 2016News

    Hackers, authorities and companies can work together on law and policy
    Hackers, authorities and private companies can and should work together more closely on the development of technology law and policies. That is what Michael Dizon concluded in the PhD thesis that he will defend at Tilburg University on June 28th, 2016. Building on shared values, the various parties could work as equal partners. Read more

  • 24 Jun 2016Direct link

    Tal Simons: How small bars resist smoking bans in the Netherlands
    Article in LSE Business Review, based on the paper "There’s No Beer Without a Smoke: Community Cohesion and Neighboring Communities’ Effects on Organizational Resistance to Antismoking Regulations in the Dutch Hospitality Industry", in Academy of Management Journal (2016), Vol. 59, No. 2, 545–578, by Tal Simons, Patrick Vermeulen and Joris Knoben. Read more