Understanding Society

Tilburg University is convinced that it can contribute to solving social issues by developing and transferring knowledge and bringing together people from various disciplines and organizations.

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We believe in the power of knowledge, skills and character.

We inspire our students to make a difference and advance society.






Students at Tilburg University are educated to become knowledgeable, self-aware, and engaged academics, who understand society and want to play a significant role in it, driven by solidarity, entrepreneurship, a sense of responsibility, and empathy: values demanded by our society.

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winnaars JADS wildlife hackaton

"My ultimate goal is to improve the world with knowledge"

Belle de Veer, student


Erik de Bruijn

"Starting a company is a great learning experience and a way to make a positive impact."

Erik de Bruijn, alumnus and co-founder of Ultimaker BV



Alkeline van Lenning

"You must remember that your own perspective is not the whole story."

Alkeline van Lenning, Professor



Sevket Kocakaya

"The university's task is to produce graduates who can make the world more sustainable. Our generation must take the lead."

Sevket Kocakaya, student



Hein Fleuren

"You can be knowledgeable and awfully skilled but what do you really want to contribute?"

Hein Fleuren, Professor

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