Strategy towards 2027
'Weaving Minds & Characters' describes Tilburg University’s strategy and what we think is needed to prepare our university for the next centennial. The strategic plan is built up according to the values curious, caring, connected and courageous. They form threads that are intertwined and in context are strong threads.
'Weaving Minds & Characters' Strategy Towards 2027
We will soon celebrate our 100th anniversary. Founded in 1927 as the Roomsch Katholieke Handelshoogeschool, we have now, almost 100 years later, grown into a flourishing medium-sized university in the humanities and social sciences. By 2027, we will be even more internationally recognized as a leading university in social sciences and Humanities than we are now.
Vision, mission, and core values
If we want to know where we are going, it is good to know what we want to stand for. Based on what mission and vision will Tilburg University achieve its goals leading up to its 100th anniversary? The Executive Board and the Deans have given direction and inspiration for the next steps of the strategy process and invite you to discuss this.
Presentation new university strategy ‘Weaving Minds and Characters: strategy towards 2027’11th January 2022
During the (digital) New Year's meeting the new Strategic Plan 'Weaving Minds and Characters: strategy towards 2027' was presented. Rector Magnificus Wim van de Donk, Vice Rector Magnificus Jantine Schuit and the deans explained the vision document.
Getting started: together towards 2027
We opt for a rolling strategy. This means we want to learn from the actions we take, respond to developments, and anticipate changes. This Strategy offers guidance for this and serves as an invitation to Schools, Divisions, and staff to contribute in an engaged way to the further development and realization of the Strategy. So that, in 2027, we are ready for a new century of Tilburg University.
We want everyone to dwell on personal leadership
Working together in teams in which the various talents of colleagues are fully utilized. That is what Tilburg University is aiming for in its new strategy under the heading “Use (y)our Talents.” Working on the strengths of colleagues will be central in both appreciation and leadership, according to HR colleagues Ramona van der Linden and Ellen van Dodewaard.
‘We do more in digital sciences than people think’
Dean Boudewijn Haverkort of the Tilburg School of Humanities & Digital Sciences thinks that Tilburg University can distinguish itself in digital sciences. Certainly, if the university focuses on the interface between this new technology and the humanities and social sciences. “Societal problems do not respect discipline boundaries.”
Dionne Stax and Wim van de Donk conduct exploratory interviews with students, staff, alumni and stakeholders. View the videos.