Academic Forum

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Academic Forum



  • 31 Oct 201712:45

    All you need to know about… Ayn Rand and America *
    To understand the USA today you need to understand Ayn Rand, one of its most influential novelists and philosophers. Dr. Herman de Regt will focus on Rand’s background, her philosophy, and its meaning for American business and the American dream. (language: English) Read more

  • 08 Nov 201714:00

    Human Library: Meet your prejudice *
    Visit the Human Library in Tilburg on Wednesday November 8, 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

  • 16 Nov 201718:45

    Night University 2017: Back to the Future
    Night University is thé festival on the campus of Tilburg University. During this fun event the university brings science and society together because science is for everyone! Read more

  • 21 Nov 201719:30

    Moderne relaties - player of partner? *
    A modern love relationship could be defined as: "Two people with different personalities, backgrounds and desires that try to satisfy each other as long as possible on an emotional, sexual, intellectual, friendly and domestic level. Preferably without breaks and sexual interference of others, often in the same house." Because this seems like a rather difficult project, some important do's and don'ts are given by scientists. (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 22 Nov 201719:30

    Warandelezing 2017: Bernice Notenboom over klimaatverandering *
    Bernice Notenboom, number 3 of last year's Sustainable 100, wants to show what disaster is happening by climate change. Just recently she showed 66 business representatives at a joint visit to Spitsbergen the disaster which is taking place at the North Pole. (language: Dutch) Read more

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However, we also like to highlight the yearly Night University, on Thursday November 16th, 2017, with the theme ‘Back to the Future’. Immerse yourself in the past, the present, and the future. Take workshops, attend lectures and dance to the music of the twenties, the present, and the future. Get to know more on prejudices, on science fiction in movies, on sustainability, on warfare, and on privacy. Watch Greg Shapiro assume the role of Donald Trump and experience the cultural talents of our students. This event is for everyone who is interested and is part of the 90th anniversary celebrations.


Academic Forum

Academic Forum organizes symposia, debates and small-scale exchanges focusing on scientific, social and ideological issues. The themes of these gatherings are related to four domains: 'Ethics of science', 'Reflection on life', 'Science & society' and 'Cultural diversity'. 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.

Furthermore, Academic Forum acts as a sparring partner and advisor, in particular where it concerns issues at the interface of values and science. Not only are we active on campus, we also promote the academic climate in the city and exploit knowledge and expertise in the region.



For an overview of the events in the past by Academic Forum, see Academic Flashback