News and Events

News Tilburg University

  • 16 Oct 2018News

    Night University: Science Zoo with strange birds and fighting bantams
    Shrill bird sounds can be heard among the trees, and the screeching of other animals. Something like frightening nocturnal animals or excited monkeys. Getting closer, it proves to be a sound system hidden among the trees in red, green, and blue floodlights between the library and Esplanade Grand Café. It is Night University plus World Animal Day. It will prove to be an inspiring combination. Read more

  • 16 Oct 2018News

    Koen Peters and Hein Fleuren receive DCHI Best Humanitarian Innovation Award for optimization tool WFP
    Koen Peters and Hein Fleuren have received the DCHI jury award for Best Humanitarian Innovation 2018 for their contribution to the optimization tool Optimus by the World Food Programme. Read more

  • 15 Oct 2018Press release

    Tobias Klein appointed as Professor of Econometrics
    PRESS RELEASE 15 October 2018 - Tilburg University has appointed Dr. Tobias Klein as Professor of Econometrics at the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research in the Tilburg School of Economics and Management, effective October 1, 2018. Read more

  • 11 Oct 2018News

    PhD student takes a close look at immigration: diversity good for regional economics
    In three empirical studies, Greek PhD student Panagiotis Chasapopoulos investigated aspects related to international immigration, such as the relation between diversity and income, how immigrants’ countries of origin and skills level relates to anti-immigration sentiments, and, finally, the effect of immigration on electoral support for radical right-wing parties. Between 2004 and 2012, data were collected in 74 regions on the relation between cultural diversity and economic performance. Read more

  • 10 Oct 2018Direct link

    Jonathan Verschuuren: Urgenda Climate Change Judgment Survives Dutch Appeal
    Jonathan Verschuuren: Urgenda Climate Change Judgment Survives Appeal in the Netherlands Read more

  • 04 Oct 2018News

    New book by Mark Brandt (ed.) on Belief Systems
    The terms fake news and post-truth have become a fixed part of our vocabulary. Mistrust of public institutions and science seems to be growing, just like the gap between reality and rhetoric. In a new publication by Routledge, social psychologists Mark Brandt from Tilburg University (School of Social and Behavioral Sciences) and Bastiaan Rutjens from the University of Amsterdam bring together cutting-edge research on the influence of belief systems on our perception of reality and the conflicts that follow from this. Read more

  • 03 Oct 2018Press release

    Tilburg University yet again in Top 3 Elsevier Best Studies ranking
    In the Elsevier Beste Studies 2018 ranking of best Dutch universities that was published today, Tilburg University is in third position among the 13 Dutch universities (based on the satisfaction of Bachelor’s students), just like last year and the year before. In 2015, we were ranked 5th. Students have also ranked six Bachelor’s and seven Master’s programs as the best of their kind. Read more

  • 01 Oct 2018News

    The Tilburg ‘Truth Squad’ in Science
    The prestigious scientific journal Science will be paying tribute to the research group around Tilburg methodologists Jelte Wicherts and Marcel van Assen in its special issue on metaresearch this week. Under the heading ‘The Truth Squad’ , the entire Tilburg metaresearch group, part of TSB’s Department of Methodology & Statistics, will be put in the spotlight. So what do they do, why, and how? Read more

  • 29 Sep 2018News

    Investigation of Scientific Integrity Committee on PhD thesis dr. M.T. Nazar Soroush
    Today, the Executive Board has asked the Scientific Integrity Committee to investigate the PhD thesis of Dr. M.T. Nazar Soroush. Dr. Soroush obtained a PhD on September 4, 2018, with a PhD thesis entitled Institutionele reproductie van salafistische jongeren in Nederland; De Leefwereld van Jonge Salafisten in Nederland.
    Read more

  • 27 Sep 2018Press release

    Economic knowledge and understanding aid environmental transitions
    Inaugural address by Professor Herman Vollebergh

    PERSBERICHT 27 september 2018 - Environmental concerns loom larger than ever before. While the Paris Agreement evinces an ambitious challenge, politicians are struggling to press ahead and in the Netherlands, too, it remains to be seen whether this climate agreement initiates the great leap forwards. At the same time, criticism of the science of economics is rising, fueled by Kate Raworth’s advocacy of ‘doughnut economics’. She argues that economists have next to nothing to say about the structural social changes deemed necessary, ‘transitions’, given their preoccupation with non-existing rational people in a too limited linear world. Read more