TILT

Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)

TILT studies emerging technologies and their impact on the individual and society, recognizing the interplay between technology, regulation and fundamental values & human rights.

Getting involved at Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)

The mission of Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) is to explore and understand the interplay between technology, regulation and fundamental values/human rights; to study emerging technologies, their impact on the individual and society; and to assess the need for regulation of technologies. Established in 1994, TILT has built a serious reputation in research, enabling the development of a leading program in Law & Technology.

TILT is located at the 7th floor of the Montesquieu Building at the Tilburg University Campus. We have a fairly unique composition in being both large (around 50 researchers) and truly interdisciplinary (combining law, STS, political science, and sociology). The academic environment is very lively, with much interaction and collaboration between researchers, sharing of ideas and constructive commenting on each other’s ideas and work. We take our open-door policy seriously, fostering collaboration and camaraderie. Tuesdays hold particular importance as this is the day when reading groups, work in progress discussions, seminars and other meetings are planned, but you will often run into spontaneous discussions and brainstorm-sessions at other times. This congenial atmosphere stimulates social and intellectual interchange. 

The location

Tilburg offers an international and expat-oriented environment. It is situated in proximity to Eindhoven, the industrial heart of the Netherlands famous for high-tech technology (Philips, ASML, TU/e) and design. It is immersed in Brabant nature and enjoys historical ambience of Breda.

Tilburg can be easily reached by public transportation from the main cities in the Netherlands (in less than 90 minutes to Amsterdam, Rotterdam) and is close to international centers of politics and law (The Hague, Brussels).

It makes Tilburg the perfect operating base if you want to conduct research in Europe. This is enhanced by the high quality of research and education at Tilburg University in general and at TILT in particular.