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).
Four teachers received grants from NWO for their PhD research06th September 2021
As of September, four teachers will start their PhD research at Tilburg University with a grant from NWO. This Doctoral Grant for Teachers offers teachers support in writing a dissertation. With this grant they can gain research experience to improve the quality of education and strengthen the connection between universities and schools.
Statement after ruling in lawsuit against former dean TSHD02nd August 2021
On April 15, 2016, Tilburg University filed charges against former dean of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences on the suspicions of financial fraud. On August 2, 2021, the Amsterdam District Court handed down its judgment and sentenced the former dean for, among other things, forgery and 180 hours of community service.
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.
13:30 - 15:00
PhD Defense J.H. Bruin-Mollenhorst Bmus MA
Time to Say Goodbye? A Study on Music, Ritual and Death in the Netherlands
13:30 - 15:00
PhD Defense T. van der Zanden
Language Use and Impression Formation: The Effects of Linguistic Cues in Online Dating Profiles
14:00 - 16:00
PhD Defense Drs. J.M. van der Loo
Mastering The Art of Academic Writing: Comparing the Effectiveness of Observational Learning and Learning by Doing