Tilburg University Gender and Diversity

Gender equality, diversity and inclusion

Tilburg University values a culture of openness and inclusion. We unite people from many nationalities and backgrounds and embrace the diverse range of perspectives this brings about.

A series of measures are undertaken to increase gender equality and inclusion. There are substantial accomplishments: organizational responsibility; women in top decision-making positions; extra senior positions for female academics via two rounds of the Philip Eijlander Diversity Program; a more diverse composition of selection committees.

We embrace diversity and stimulate integration. With diversity we mean international diversity, Dutch ethnic diversity and cultural diversity. In the coming years, we will focus on inclusion and the creation of equal opportunities for all of our staff and students. We strive to be inclusive so that all people feel that they belong in our community.

We do realize that not all goals have been reached yet. For instance, as of the PhD level, we see a decrease of the ratio of women with every career step. This means that we leave talent un-invested. The Strategic Plan 2018–2021 therefore makes gender and diversity policy a focus area. Tilburg University’s student population shows more heterogeneity than staff and therefore serves as an example for the profile we aim for: a fair representation of men and women with a variety of nationalities and backgrounds.

Gender & Diversity goals

  • Implement the Gender & Diversity Roadmap 2018-2021.
  • All Schools set own targets and design tailored plans with regard to the gender balance.
  • Increase the inflow & flow through of qualified women and people with diverse backgrounds
  • Increase (gender) diversity in decision making positions
  • Close the gender wage gap
  • Strengthen an inclusive organization culture
TIDE Network

An excellent bottom-up initiative to enhance a more balanced and diverse workforce

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Career Strategy

A training on goal setting, building leadership capacity, profiling, and work-life balance. 

Read more about the coaching program
Nina Kupper on Career Strategy
Philip Eijlander Diversity Program

PEDP aims to scout and attract extra-ordinary talent in academia. 

Read more about PEDP
Group Model Building

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