Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Understanding people’s behavior in a changing society
The world in which we live and work is changing dramatically. Keeping up with the times is far from self-evident. As TSB we want to understand how people function as individuals, in relationships, in organizations and in society. We want to enhance adaptability, mental resilience and control over health and well-being.
- Build a solid career with a focus on education
- Be part of education tracks fitting for today’s students
If teaching is your passion and your strength, at TSB you can follow a career path towards a permanent position based on education. Educators at TSB help design and teach programs in digital social sciences, where students can take courses from a broad range of disciplines.
- Do research that transcends your discipline
- Combine your theoretical and practical strengths
At TSB we work more and more in interdisciplinary teams that combine the strengths of all social disciplines to answer research questions. We offer the opportunity to build your own mix of fundamental research to deepen your knowledge and applied research to provide answers to society.
- Co-create solutions for societal challenges
- Profit from long-term relations with societal partners
At TSB we work together with citizens, professionals, policy makers, managers and entrepreneurs to study and solve real-world challenges. Share data, meet people and craft solutions in collaborative centers that have evolved for over 20 years.
Read more on the university's collaborative centers on widespread prosperity (TSB is in the lead of two of them)
PhD research: Self-interest, social marginalization and weak spots liberal institutions contribute to support for populist parties22nd November 2023
Over the past two decades, European democracies have witnessed the rise of populist parties. New PhD research by Dr. Francesco Marolla (Tilburg University) provides insight into the explanation for support of European citizens for populist parties. “Populist parties receive significant support from citizens who feel socially marginalized, especially in more affluent and globalized societies. Citizens' self-interest and the weak spots of liberal institutions also appear to be important factors in explaining support for populism.”
Week of Work Stress: "Working online has blurred the lines between work and private life"15th November 2023
It’s the Week of Work Stress. As part of this week, we spoke to Marianne van Woerkom, full professor of positive organization psychology. She researches how organizations can improve the wellbeing and development of employees. We asked her to give us tips to prevent work stress and tell us how academic research contributes to psychological wellbeing on the work floor.
Tilburg University ranks high internationally in Business, Economics, and Law26th October 2023
Tilburg University’s international reputation for teaching and research have once more been confirmed with good scores, especially within the fields of Business & Economics and Law. This is evident from the results of both the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2024 and the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2023 by ShanghaiRanking, which were released this week.