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.

Data Collection: Sources

The process to draft our Strategy 2018-2022 went through a number of phases. In the first phase, the preparation phase that ran from September to December 2016, a core team was put together to support the process.

In October 2016, the Executive Board held preliminary consultations with the Deans and Managing Directors of our Schools, and an analysis of relevant Insights and Trends for our future was made. These Trends and Insights were used in the subsequent phases, and helped us frame our dialogues and conversations about our Strategy with both internal (all employees and staff of Tilburg University) as well as external stakeholders (our alumni and strategic partners).

Bibliography of sources used in the divergence phase:

  • Seven Dimensions for a New Strategy
  • Trends & Insights and underlying reports (see bibliography)
  • Speech2025
  • Key notes and minutes strategy sessions with alumni and external stakeholders
  • Minutes meetings Leadership Group (April 4, 2017, and May 15, 2017)
  • Principles & Objectives (May 10, 2017)
  • Minutes meetings with the Deans (and input received by e-mail)

A copy of all internal sources can be obtained by sending an e-mail to the Strategy Team: strategieteam@tilburguniversity.edu

Other sources:

  • Pauselijke raad voor rechtvaardigheid en vrede (2004), Compendium van de sociale leer van de kerk, Brussel: Licap cvba.
  • Van Oers, B., (2015), In Dialogue, with people of other religions and philosophies, Utrecht: Kaasjager makers van communicatie.
  • Harari, Y.N. (2015), Homo Deus, Londen: Harvill Secker.
  • Het Cobbenhagen Center (2017), A Learning Society, Een universitaire gemeenschap met toekomst, deelrapport Waarden in de wetenschap
  • Den Hertog, D. Wilthagen, T. Denollet, J., (2017) Advancing Society in a Digital Era, Science with
  • Van Lenning, A., De Regt, H., (2017), Tilburgse onderwijsvisie, Tilburg: Tilburg University.
  • a Soul, Tilburg: Tilburg University.
  • Floridi, L. (2014), The 4th Revolution: How the Infosphere is Reshaping Human Reality, Oxford University Press.
  • Cobbenhagen Essays.
  • Met het oog op goed leven: Cobbenhagen en onze universitaire cultuur.
  • Isin, E., Ruppert, E.S. (2015) Being Digital Citizens, Rowman and Littfield International.
  • De toekomst tegemoet (Dutch only)