Understanding Society

As specialists in people and society, we are concerned about the world around us. We aim to use our research to contribute to a better understanding of society, on the basis of which we can seek solutions to social problems.

Research

Quality, innovation, making connections, internationalization, and effectiveness drive our research and teaching. The basis is a high-quality research in the fields of:

  • Economics and management
  • Law
  • Humanities
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Theology

This research meets international quality standards.

Social innovation

We focus on social issues from various disciplines: the complexity of subjects like pensions and the aging population, security, sustainability, the labor market, and care requires an integral approach, with Social Innovation as the central theme. This means that we invite other knowledge institutions, authorities, citizens, and the business community to work together with us on new insights and valuable solutions for society.

To ensure that the results of our research are broadly available to society at large, Tilburg University has opted for Open Access publication wherever possible

We also invest in our PhD students who, as the new generation of researchers, are of vital importance to the knowledge-based economy. We offer PhD programs for our own and for external PhD students and are partner in various international joint PhD programs.

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