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Code of Conduct Tilburg University

Everyone is responsible for acting with integrity. Together we (as an organization, staff, students, and guests) are responsible for the integrity of Tilburg University. The rules in this Code of Conduct are intended to ensure decency within the organization. They will help you with your choices regarding behavior and contacts.

It is important that, within Tilburg University, there is a culture of helping each other and holding each other to account with regard to observing integrity norms and values. Tilburg University’s Code of Conduct applies the following seven themes to the actions of employees, students, and guests. Each theme has a number of rules and explains possible dilemmas.

On this site you will find the Code of Conduct in brief. The full text in the PDF is leading at all times.

Seven themes for good conduct and etiquette

Background of our Code of Conduct

Our values and principles are derived from our history and tradition. They help us face the challenges of our time. Our mission Understanding Society is based on the Christian and humanistic traditions in

which we are rooted. Our university has always been committed to the social embedding of our education and research, and our core values are a integrity, respect, expertise and involvement. Niet voor niets zijn onze kernwaarden:


Those who work or study at Tilburg University:

  • behave appropriately, and are conscientious and thrustworthy
  • show respect for others
  • use their expertise in their field or study to contribute to an inspiring working environment
  • are involved with both individuals and society

These values and principles also put our employees, students and guests into practice in our own work and study environment, and form the basis for the 7 themes included in the Code of Conduct.

What if things go wrong?

Tilburg University attaches great importance to integrity and expects all employees (and other people involved) to deal responsibly with the ethical aspects. But what should you do if you suspect that something is not ethical, that something is happening that is not right or that you have a dilemma of your own?

  • The aim is that you enter into discussion and that we dare to call each other to account for our
  • Do you want to talk to someone else? The roadmap indicates where you can go.