Research Humanities

Research at the Tilburg School of Humanities focuses on transformation processes taking place in contemporary society, related to communication and culture, and analyses the underlying moral and ethical questions.

Humanities research


News research Humanities

  • Mind Labs develops virtual humans 16 Oct 2017Press release Mind Labs develops virtual humans
    PRESS RELEASE Oct 16th 2017 - Together with 13 partners, Tilburg University will start a project totaling 7 million euros to develop virtual humans for training purposes in healthcare. The project called VIBE (Virtual Humans in the Brabant Economy) is the first project in Mind Labs, the initiative on interactive technologies and behavior set up in the Tilburg Spoorzone area.

  • € 250,000 for research into Data Science solutions for retirement 29 Sep 2017News € 250,000 for research into Data Science solutions for retirement
    The board of scientific institute and knowledge network Netspar has awarded € 250,000 for a three-year research project from Tilburg University researchers Peter de Goeij and Eric Postma. The project is called Data Science Solutions to Enhance Pension Communication. The project is expected to start in January 2018.

  • Alumna Brenda Adoyo starts Venus Cups project in Kenya 08 Jun 2017News Alumna Brenda Adoyo starts Venus Cups project in Kenya
    Brenda Adoyo from Kenya has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Master’s in Strategic management. She graduated in March 2017. Two years ago, and still a student at the time at Tilburg University, Brenda started the Menstrual Cup project in Kenya.

  • Climate researchers must provide better visual communication on climate change 18 May 2017Press release Climate researchers must provide better visual communication on climate change
    Climate researchers should give more consideration to ways in which they can make the message about climate change clear to the public at large. This is argued by Professor of Communication and Cognition Fons Maes in a publication in Nature. Although enormous amounts of visual and digital information on climate change is available, hardly any attention is given to reaching one large and vulnerable target group: people with low levels of literacy.

  • Tilburg University best general university 18 May 2017Press release Tilburg University best general university
    Of all general universities in the Netherlands, overall student satisfaction is highest at Tilburg University. This is shown by the figures of the National Student Survey (NSE) over the year 2016-2017.



Research institutes

  • Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication
    Theme: Artificial intelligence, cognitive modelling, human-computer interaction, serious gaming
  • Center for Logic, Ethics, and Philosophy of Science
    Theme: Logic and the philosophy of science


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