CentER is a world-class research institute that draws on the academic expertise of some of the most outstanding minds in the field of economics and business.

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Unique Features

Admission to the Program entitles the professional PhD student to the following:

  • Possibility to obtain a PhD at a European top 3 School in economics and management. See also our rankings page.
  • Supervision by excellent research faculty.
  • Ability to take exams in methodological and topical courses.
  • Participation in regular lecture series, research meetings, seminars and conferences, organized by CentER.
  • Presentation sessions of research with other PhD students.
  • Sharing your research findings by writing articles for leading international journals (fundamental or applied).
  • Access to the university's extensive library collection, including a large number of leading journals, discussion papers, and books.
  • Access to research facilities such as extensive databases*, our lab for experiments (CentERLab), and facilities for data collection (CentERdata).
  • Intranet and email account access within the Tilburg University web domain, as well as VPN enabling you to make use of facilities from other locations.
  • Coordination and advice by the CentER Graduate Office on immigration and accommodation issues and other administrative matters.

*) TiSEM currently facilitates free access to a large number of research databases: