Speech 2027

Speech 2027

During Speech 2027 they presented their advice in 5 minutes. Afterwards the audience, both live in Cube and online, responded to their advice, asked questions and made suggestions.

In order to come to a new strategy, input is collected in many different ways. The most important input comes from the strategies of the Schools, the 10x10 sessions - where 10 staff member, students and alumni share their ideas - and eight 'deliberation tables'. The deliberation tables are groups of experts on eight different themes. They have been deliberating for the past few weeks and have each drafted a memo (in 7 to 8 pages).

Think and act

You can still contribute to the university's new strategy and help the university on its way to 2027. The registration of Speech2027 is available.


  • Watch the recording with subtitles (English) (not available)
  • Watch the recording in Dutch (not available)

Share your ideas

Please, share your thoughts by sending an e-mail to strategy2027@tilburguniversity.edu.


Each deliberation table presented its findings in a 5-minute pitch,  followed by a discussion with the Executive Board and the online audience. The meeting was in Dutch and was subtitled live.

The event was moderated by Jerre Maas, alumnus and former employee.

Time Program section  
13:00 - 13:10 hrs Welcome by Jerre Maas (presenter) and Wim van de Donk

13:10 - 14:10 hrs First round Chair
  Educational Development Sander Bax
  Life long Learning Lex Meijdam
  Recognition and Appreciation Marjolijn Antheunis
  Untangling and Unburdening Hans-Georg van Liempd
14:10- 14:30 hrs Break  
14:30-13:40 hrs Reflection on the pitches based on the core values (Curious, Connected, Coureagous, Caring)  
14:40-15:40 hrs Second round Chair
  Open Catholic Identity Ernst Hirsch Ballin
  Research Themes Bart Bronnenberg
  University Ecosystems Dike van de Mheen
  Digital Sciences Boudewijn Haverkort
15:40-16:00 hrs Closure by Wim van de Donk  

Presentation: Jerre Maas