Understanding Society

Tilburg University is convinced that it can contribute to solving social issues by developing and transferring knowledge and bringing together people from various disciplines and organizations.


On March 9, 2017 teams of students and staff will present their ideas on the future of the university in six minutes each. This high pace makes Speech2025 a dynamic and active event with room to respond to and give your opinion on the presentations given. All students and staff are invited to participate. The language will be English.

When Thursday, March 9, 2017, 12:30 hrs doors open, start 13.00 hrs, end 17:00 hrs.
Where Auditorium, Cobbenhagen Building
What Speech2025
How Sign up using the application form

Please join us and hear what others have to say

Speech 2025 will be a large-scale event, providing a forum where dreams can be expressed, to tell what you want to continue or stop doing and to share plans. Various sections within the university will have the opportunity to express their views, including teachers, researchers, students, staff, representatives of the Divisions, participation bodies, etc. All input harvested will be gathered and published on the website as well as via Tilburg University’s regular communication channels. Above all, it will form the input for the writing phase of the Strategic Plan.

Speech 2025 is a very important event, where every member of our academic community is welcome to share his or her personal input. The purpose is to answer the question of how we all see the university’s future and what we jointly want to achieve. This does not only concern the primary processes of teaching and research but also the impact that the university wants to achieve and the role it wants to play in society and the world at large.

In this second phase of the process, called the ‘divergence phase’, as much information, views, and input as possible will be gathered among all the university’s internal and external stakeholders about what is happening in higher education and academic research, and how we want to develop as a university. This phase is scheduled to run from November 2016 to March 9, 2017. There will be discussions, among other things, on the dimensions set out in ‘Dimensions for the Strategy. Towards a Strategic Plan 2018-2021 for Tilburg University '.