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 has a unique combination of disciplines: philosophy, cultural studies, communication and information sciences, cognitive sciences and AI, the University College, and the Tilburg Center of the Learning Sciences (TiCeLS). From this strong foundation, we join forces to work on the challenges that people, organizations, and society are faced with. TSHD focuses on the further development of digital sciences, with strong roots in the humanities and social sciences, and on the further development of the humanities and social sciences with digital sciences.
Read more about our vision, ambition, and goals in our Strategy 2022-2027: Shaping our Future Society Together.
Tilburg University maintains its top positions in QS World University rankings by subject 202322nd March 2023
As in recent years, Tilburg University has achieved several top positions in the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject. Since the 2020 edition of the ranking, Tilburg University has ranked in the worldwide top 100 in the broad faculty area of Social Sciences & Management.
Recognizing fake news in course CoMMiTTed27th February 2023
'Fake news is of all times, but has taken off with the corona pandemic. It is therefore an important subject of research. That is why we received a grant from the European Union to investigate the phenomenon,' says Jan Jaap de Ruiter, together with Max Spotti forming a team of Tilburg scientists, alongside Spanish, Portuguese and German colleagues. It has just been completed. The goal was to create a teaching module with the results and give students tools on how to recognize fake news.
In Memoriam: Ege Okant, Alumna Department of Culture Studies09th February 2023
A prominent young scholar, lawyer, and cultural diversity manager Ege Okant passed away in the horrendous earthquake in Turkey. She was on a business trip in Malatya where she fell victim to the earthquake in her hotel room. She was born in Ankara on 23 July 1995. At the prime of her life, we lost her!
16:00 - 17:30
PhD Defense S. Dalla Palma
Catching Bugs in the Cloud: Predictive Maintenance of Infrastructure-as-Code via Defect Prediction and Code Smell Detection to Continuously Improve Quality
10:00 - 11:30
PhD Defense M.M.C. van der Heijden MA
Nietzsche, Nature, Naturalism: On the Aesthetic, Normative, and Post-Humanist Elements of Nietzsche’s early Naturalist Position
14:00 - 15:30
PhD Defense A. Aziz
Constructing Ideological Authority: A Study on the Radical and Moderate Muslim Middle Classes in the Contemporary Politics of Indonesian Islam
10:00 - 11:30
PhD Defense F.N. Izza MA
Reciting the Qur’an in the life cycle, calendrical, and occasional rituals (The Aisyiyah and Muslimat NU women: Their position of religious authority, agency, and role within the patriarchal organization)