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  • 07 Mar 201709:45

    Training kritisch denken - Introductie Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) *
    Training for students and teaching staff (Tilburg University), in which you can develop your critical thinking skills by means of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 08 Mar 201713:00

    Gender Unlimited Festival: Quality Includes Diversity *
    This years Gender Unlimited Festival on International Women’s Day will be all about the laureates of the Philip Eijlander Diversity Program. This prestigious program offers extra positions for women with a talent for teaching and research, in order speed up the proportion of women in top positions. (language: English). Read more

  • 09 Mar 201720:00

    Hartslagcafé: Politieke jongeren in debat #TK2017
    For whom should you vote in the upcoming parliamentary elections? Political talent will help you to decide! Members of political youth organizations will debate with each other and try to convince you that they will be the best choice. (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 10 Mar 201713:00

    Perspectives on Populism
    Paneldiscussion with scholars from different countries. They will shed light on what populism looks like in their home country, and will discuss strategies for understanding. (language: English) Read more

  • 21 Mar 201720:00

    Science Café: De kracht van de nacht
    Not every one is sure to get a good night’s sleep. Ton Coenen (Radboud University Nijmegen) is Emeritus Professor of Sleep Studies and wrote a book entitled Het slapende brein. He will talk about the function of sleep and about the potential consequences of long-term sleep deprivation. (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 22 Mar 201715:30

    Human Library: Meet your prejudice *
    Visit the Human Library in Tilburg on Wednesday March 22, 2017. Instead of a book, you can borrow a 'person' and hear their life story. There will be many different 'books' whom you can talk to, such as refugees, an orphan, a transsexual, people with a handicap or people who have a peculiar lifestyle. The Human Library aims to take away prejudices and stimulate social cohesion. (language: Dutch & English) Read more

  • 23 Mar 201713:30

    Neuromarketing - Verleiding of misleiding *
    Over 90% of our purchasing decisions are made subconsciously. This symposium examines the research methods, the applications and the ethical aspects of neuromarketing. Is neuromarketing a harmless temptation, or a transboundary deception? (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 24 Mar 201714:00

    Already Equal? *
    Equality, diversity, feminism. Quota for women in the workplace. Women's marches. These are hot topics in politics and media… But are these things really necessary? We dare you to speak up and discuss with our experts, so we can finally answer the question: are we already equal?" (language: English) Read more

Join the debate

Excellent science is based upon debate. Exchanging knowledge, sharing perspectives, questioning and challenging each other, lead us to better and new knowledge. As a university with Understanding Society as its motto, the debate with staff, students and society is essential. Symposia and meetings in which such a debate is an essential part of the program can be identified by the label 'Join the debate'. Also Academic Forum also organizes programs under this label. Read more about 'Join the debate'>>