Visiting scholars

Visiting scholars TILT

TILT has a strong focus on cooperation, not only inside the Institute, but also with external parties. We actively pursue cooperation by, amongst others, approaching individuals who TILT considers being experts in the field of law and technology and who will deliver a valuable contribution to TILT’s research. With bringing these scholars to Tilburg for a longer period, TILT wishes to generate and receive synergies which lead to new insights and excellent scholarship. Our doors are also always open for short visits (hours, days)

About TILT’s Visiting Scholars

A visiting scholar is a scholar established in his or her field, who visits TILT from an outside institution or organization. Visiting scholars have excellent knowledge in the field of law, technology and society. The appointment is aimed at advancing a collaborative research activity. The position is available to those whose research, creative activities, or professional achievements make an extended stay at TILT appropriate to engage with and collaborate with our scholars. The main task of the visiting scholar is to conduct research; however, it would be highly appreciated if he/she is also willing to give occasional guest lectures, research seminars or master classes. Visiting scholars will also be invited to talks, workshops and conferences hosted by TILT.


Visiting scholars must be visiting from and affiliated with an outside institution or organization. They must have a doctoral degree or must be recognized as experts in their field. Visiting scholars can come from within or outside European Union countries.


The duration of the visit will be discussed with the prospective scholar but ranges between a week and one to a maximum of three consecutive months.

Practical matters

Access to University Resources

TILT offers workspace (in shared or single occupancy office, depending on availability), computing and on-campus library facilities.

Financial Aid

TILT is not able to provide financial assistance to Visiting Scholars. They should therefore obtain funding through other means such as an outside grant or award, a home institution, or other forms of scholarship.


A limited number of residencies is available each year. Visiting scholars must be recommended by a member of TILT for a fixed-term designation of visiting scholar. Interested scholars should contact TILT  regarding the possibility of such an appointment.

Required application materials:

An application consisting of CV and publications list, cover letter, statement of support from a TILT senior member, and a brief plan of the research to be carried out during the visiting period must be submitted at Applications will be considered by the TILT Management Team.

Research visitors

The following persons visited our department:


Dovilė Petkevičiūtė-Barysienė Vilnius University


Teresa Quintel Université de Luxembourg
Kaisa Huhta  University of Eastern Finland
Katharina Paul  University of Vienna
Heike Felzmann The National University of Galway, Galway, Ireland


Dan Svantesson  Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Robert Rosenberger School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology
Francesco Sindico University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Anu Masso Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Sven Nyholm Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
John Danaher  Law School, The National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Huang-Chih Sung Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation and Intellectual Property Management, Chengchi University, Taiwan
Joanna Bryson University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
Ignacio Cofone McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Nicolo Zingales University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
Carlo Botrugno Florence University, Florence, Italy
William G. Staples University of Kansas, Lawrence, United States of America
Sapna Kumar University of Houston Law Center, Houston, United States of America
Teresa Scassa University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Maria Helen Murphy Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland
Geoffrey A. Manne International Center for Law & Economics, Portland, United States of America


Miho Kamitsukue Sapporo University, Sapporo, Japan
Helen Eenmaa-Dimitrieva University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Oscar Borgogno University of Turin, Turin, Italy
Maria Macocinschi University of Turku,  Turku, Finland


G.H. Baek Republic of Korea
Maria da Graça Canto Moniz New University of Lisbon


Alena Juric University of Mostar
Robin Pierce Brunel University, London
Kristen Thomasen University of Ottawa, Canada
Dominika Zavadova University of Pavol Jozef Safarik, Slovakia
Ilari Disca University of Catania, Italy
stván Böröcz University of Pécs, Hungary


Kalliopi-Kyriaki Dilaveraki International Hellenic University, Greece
Samira Ebrahim University of Pretoria, South Africa
Inga Malinauskaitė Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
Panagiota Kiortsi The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece


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