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.
03 Jul 2015Press releaseUniversity College Tilburg established
On July 3, Tilburg University announced that it is transforming its top-ranked Bachelor’s program in Liberal Arts and Sciences into a full-fledged University College. The first students will be welcomed to University College Tilburg on September 1, 2016. The internationally oriented University College Tilburg will feature a curriculum taught entirely in English. The college will reflect Tilburg University’s profile as a specialist university focused on people and society.
“Less bureaucracy and a greater emphasis upon the individual officer’s own personality and discretionary authority have made the Dutch police highly prone to discrimination against ethnic minorities and to arbitrary behavior.” So says researcher Paul Mutsaers of Tilburg University, who is calling for the “reassessment” of bureaucracy in policing, with clear authority and accountability structures and the strict separation of person and office. He recommends that police be required to complete a so-called “stop form” every time they make an arrest, to establish whether or not it was the result of ethnic profiling. “And every municipality should have a civilian review board’l, as a democratic counterweight monitoring police work.”
28 Apr 2015Press releaseTilburg University wants to collect memories of and about students and staff in World War II Press release 28 April 2015 Tilburg University has started a search for stories and perhaps even names of former students and staff who did not survive the Second World War and never returned to the Katholieke Economische Hoogeschool, as the university was called at the time. It is known that at least 19 of its 100 students perished in bombings, during resistance activities, in concentration camps, or as a result of forced labor. The academic commemoration service on May 11 will focus on the stories and memories of the war victims. Researchers of the new Tilburg Cobbenhagen Center that is being established will write a book on the university community during the war. A ‘digital memorial’ will also be established.
Aarts, Rian, Demir, S., Kurvers, J.J.H., & Henrichs, L. (2016). Academic language in shared book reading: parent and teacher input to mono- and bilingual preschoolers. Language learning: Journal of applied linguistics, 66(1)
Fetvadjiev, V., Meiring, D., Vijver, Fons van de, Nel, J.A., & Hill, C. (2015). The South African Personality Inventory (SAPI): A culture-informed instrument for the country's main ethnocultural groups. Psychological Assessment, 827-837.