University College Tilburg
Combine insights from social sciences, law, humanities, business and cognitive neuroscience to tackle key issues in today's society.
University College Tilburg provides the Bachelor’s program of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In the Bachelor’s program in Liberal Arts and Sciences you will examine global issues using insights from a range of academic disciplines, such as law, social sciences, history, culture, psychology, management and cognitive neuroscience).
Also you can participate in the Social Innovation Project. The Social Innovation Project is all about social and innovative entrepreneurship. It introduces you to the foundations of social innovation and combines your enthusiasm and innovative ideas with cutting edge theory on social business.
News and blogs
Diversity or Inclusiveness?
Last fall, I submitted an application for funding from the Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO Comenius) to teach a class called “Learning to Discuss Race.” To my surprise, my application was rejected because the committee found discussing race “ethically problematic.” Instead of using the word “race,” they told me, I should have used the term “diversity.”
Fail, fail again, fail better
‘Who failed at something in the past year?’ When my colleague and I presented this question to our audience at the latest Education Bazaar, the vast majority raised its hands. The subsequent question ‘who is willing to share?’ persuaded only one person to take the floor. The discrepancy between both groups is telling. Intuitively, people tend to hide their failures: ‘If you do not succeed, then hide all evidence that you have tried’, the comedian Steven Wright quotes.
Successful and Inclusive Education: An Economist’s View
Choices often affect third parties. If shipping companies put effort into securing containers, society enjoys fewer costs of cleaning up oceans when winds no longer wash containers overboard. If students put effort into preparing for tutorials, the entire class enjoys the benefits of higher-level discussions.