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Our alumni network represents people with ambitions, knowledge and interesting connections. You are also a valuable member of our network and one of our most important ambassadors in society: both in the Netherlands and abroad.

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Alumni in the spotlight

In the spotlight

Tilburg University regularly puts an alumnus in the spotlight. These alumni have reached interesting positions in their careers or have made special contributions to society or to the university.  Read more



As a mentor you help a student prepare for the labor market. You share your own experiences as a Tilburg University student as well as your professional experience. This way you contribute to the success of the students, not only at Tilburg University, but also in their future careers. Read more


  • 25 Oct 201816:30

    All you need to know about… the hidden messages in Tintin *
    Are you curious about the deeper layers in the Tintin comic albums? Sociologist and theologian Kees de Groot will tell you all about them. Illustrating his point using numerous examples from the comic strip, he will show that you always need to read twice to understand comic strips! (language: English) Read more

  • 30 Oct 201820:00

    De Spelende Mens *
    From playing insignificant children’s games to competing in serious matches, man is homo ludens, and play is the basis of culture, Dutch historian Johan Huizinga argued in his 1938 book Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-Element in Culture. An evening full of reflection and performances with, among others, cultural historian Professor Léon Hanssen, Dutch ‘Composer Laureate’ Mayke Nas, and percussion group Slagwerk Den Haag. (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 31 Oct 201810:00

    Children and grief *
    Most young children are aware of death, even if they don’t understand it. Death is a common theme in cartoons and television, and some of a child’s friends may have already lost a loved one. And recently, following the tragic accident whereby an electric wagon carrying schoolchildren collided with a train in Oss, speaking with children about death became unavoidable. Experiencing grief firsthand is a difficult and often confusing process for kids. (language: English) Read more