Participative decision-making at Tilburg University

Students and employees contribute to thinking, discussing, and deciding on Tilburg University’s policies.

At a central level, this happens in the University Council and, at a decentralized level, in School Councils and Divisional commissions. The members of the councils and commissions are elected.

In addition, the Executive Board consults with the University Labor Representation Board on all legal status issues. Representatives of the trade unions are members of the University Labor Representation Board.

University Council
School Councils
Divisional commissions


Every year there are elections for the participation at our university. In the spring of 2019, elections were held for the student sections of the University Council and the Faculty Councils. In the spring of 2020, elections will be held for the student and staff sections of the University Council, the Faculty Councils and there will also be elections for the divisional commissions.

More info on the 2020 elections