Night University is Tilburg University’s ultimate campus- and science festival.
We reopened our doors to everyone on May 11th. It turned out to be another fantastic evening! Thank you all for coming, and we look forward to seeing each and every one of you again next year.
Night University 2023 - Aftermovie
Check out some of the highlights from the program
Daniël Verlaan: Speel niet met je wachtwoord!
Dive into the darkness of the internet and be amazed by tech journalist Daniël Verlaan: Don't play with your password! (in Dutch) (Night University)
GO-lab: Games in psychological experiments
Digital and virtual games are used in psychological experiments. How? Come see the demonstrations of the GO-lab! (Night University)
Ireen Wüst: Tussen Spel en Topsport
Most successful Dutch Olympian of all time Ireen Wüst talks about the tension between play and top sport. (in Dutch) (Night University)
Martine Prange – Schiller & Nietzsche op Noppen: Filosofie van het Voetbal
Schiller & Nietzsche on studs! Professor and former professional football player Martine Prange takes us through a brief history of the philosophy of Football. (in Dutch) (Night University)
Night University Junior 2023
Bring your (grand)children to Night University! There are fun activities for youngsters aged 9-14 to introduce them to science and the university. Junior-lectures, workshops and demonstrations.
Herman Pleij: De Noodzaak van Spelen in de Middeleeuwen – En Daarna
Do medieval functions of play also have a significant role in our time? Night talk by the whirling em. professor Herman Pleij. (in Dutch) (Night University)
Gamifying Life & the Darker Sides of Technology
Gamification of Life has its downsides. Bart van der Sloot will introduce these concerning Humanoid Robotics, Deepfake and Augmented & Virtual Reality. (Night University)
Science Slam 2023
Five researchers are challenged to explain a problem or fact in a clarifying, creative, and entertaining way. You can decide who wins! (Night University)
Israel van Dorsten: Leren spelen na Ruinerwold
For years, Israel van Dorsten was imprisoned on a farm near Ruinerwold, mentally imprisoned in his father's faith. How did he learn to "play" again? (in Dutch) (Night University)
Geo-politics: The play between North-Brabant and China
BrabantKennis presents an expert-discussion on trade and knowledge collaboration between North-Brabant and China. What opportunities and risks do we need to talk about?
The Social Sorting Experiment
You will experience the manipulative power of digital platforms during this absurdist and interactive performance! Don’t forget your smartphone!
Sing, dance & play along!
Come join, enjoy, or go crazy! There are plenty of performances, games, workshops, guided tours, DJs and there is the total madness of 'Je Weet Wel'!