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Publications Studium Generale

Studium Generale* organizes programs on current scientific, social, and philosophical issues. Occasionally, articles and publications appear in connection to these.

Studium Generale in the news:

Sometimes opinion pieces, interviews and articles appear in response to Studium Generale's programs. Read them here:

Title Author Program Studium Generale Appeared in

Human rights are often used for political gain and must be protected [interview]

drs. Tineke Bennema Max van der Stoel Human Rights Lecture & Awards
(Dec 10, 2021)
Dec 6, 2021
Tilburg University News

If we succeed in being long-term thinkers, we may become the good ancestors future generations deserve [interview]

Sebas van Aert Masterclass Roman Krznaric
(Nov 17, 2021)

Nov 24, 2021


* Studium Generale was from 2011 until August 2020 known under the name 'Academic Forum' at Tilburg University.

Most books up till now only are published in the Dutch language. A summary of these publications is given on the website

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Cobbenhagen essays, 2016

The Founding Father's Idea of Tilburg University

“We have to make something out of our lives ourselves, and master the art of living. We must not only avoid the temptation to wrong action, but also - and definitely not less - look for and grasp the opportunities for right action. Lost opportunities probably ruin our lives more than failure to avoid temptation, because a lost opportunitiy is seldom or never repeated".

Martinus Cobbenhagen (1893-1954), is the founding father of the 'Tilburgse Hoogeschool', an educational institution that has evolved into the current Tilburg University. With his readings and articles he accompanied and encouraged the budding academic and social life in Tilburg. Together, these texts form Cobbenhagen's 'idea' of Tilburg University. Right after World War II, when academia had to be virtually reinvented, they were collected and published.

Now, 70 years later, these contributions are published again: in a new spelling, with footnotes, and also in an English translation. This new bilangual edition is meant for all those who take Tilburg University to heart. Because you can only innovate and renew something when you first identify with its founding thoughts.

  • Editor: Academic Forum in cooperation with Student Chaplaincy Maranatha  

Download the Cobbenhagen Essays (pdf)  Order the paperback via SG