Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
Research and education at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) has a unique focus on humans in the context of the globalizing digital society, on the development of artificial intelligence and interactive technologies, on their impact on communication, culture and society, and on moral and existential challenges that arise.
TSHD holds a strong position, recognized both nationally and internationally. In national rankings, Bachelor's and Master's programs of TSHD are rated excellent on a regular basis, as was the case recently for the Communication and Information Sciences program and the Culture Studies program in the Keuzegids (impartial national overview ranking the educational programs in Dutch higher education).
PhD student Alexandra Sierra wins the Laval Virtual Europe 2021 award for educational empathic Justin Beaver applications21st July 2021
Alexandra Sierra won the award last week out of sixty projects of diverse countries for her Virtual Reality ‘Justin Beaver Stories project’. In a previous experiment, Sierra and her team developed an empathic VR video game with a beaver that plays in nature. The game aims to stimulate awareness for animals and protection by playing his life and feeling his joys as well as his troubles. Now, she is developing a friendly version of this experiment through a virtual reality film to be used by children and the general public.
Three prestigious Vidi research grants from NWO for Tilburg University13th July 2021
NWO has awarded Tilburg University three research grants of 800.000 euros each.
Strong increase in the number of state apologies for human rights violations in the past two decades08th July 2021
The first results of the European research project Political Apologies across Cultures show that more than 70 countries made apologies for human rights violations. The research is led by Prof. Juliette Schaafsma of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences.