Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Artificial Intelligence, Communication, Culture, Philosophy, Religion and Liberal Arts and Sciences

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Understanding Communication & Culture

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).

Strategic Plan 2018-2021 TSHD


  • 15 Jan 2018Press release

    Children find it easier to lie to robots
    PRESS RELEASE - 15 January 22017 PhD candidate Mariana Serras Pereira’s research into misleading and deceptive behavior among children reveals that body language is very telling, and that children find it easier to lie to robots than to human beings. They laugh more often when lying, they are more fidgety, and they tend to avoid eye contact. There are also differences in their speech patterns: they pause less often between sentences and they pronounce words more slowly.
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  • 16 Oct 2017Press release

    Mind Labs develops virtual humans
    PRESS RELEASE Oct 16th 2017 - Together with 13 partners, Tilburg University will start a project totaling 7 million euros to develop virtual humans for training purposes in healthcare. The project called VIBE (Virtual Humans in the Brabant Economy) is the first project in Mind Labs, the initiative on interactive technologies and behavior set up in the Tilburg Spoorzone area.
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  • 26 Sep 2017Press release

    The Power of Facial Expressions: influence on competitions
    PRESS RELEASE 29 September 2017 - Facial expressions influence competitions. They do so in music and Miss/Mister competitions as well as leadership assessments. Read more