Academic Collaborative Centers ‘Widespread Prosperity’
Our society is faced with significant social issues. How do we ensure that we work in a social and smart way towards a society that is inclusive and sustainable for generations to come? How do we ensure that more people can work in the right place? How do we ensure the well-being of the inhabitants without crossing the boundaries of our planet?
With the motto 'Understanding society', Tilburg University wants to lead the way in finding answers to these complex social changes. After all, breakthroughs in scientific knowledge and social interventions occur when we search for new solutions in co-creation with various collaborative partners and from different disciplines.
Academic Collaborative Centers
Academic Collaborative Center ‘Widespread Prosperity in the Region’
Science and practice are joining forces: a new Academic Collaborative Center 'Widespread Prosperity in the Region' to more explicitly and structurally connect science and practice at the regional level for a number of important social tasks. People, Planet and Profit!
Academic Collaborative Center Smart and Social Energy Transition
Within Tilburg University, various disciplines collaborate on energy and climate research. The researchers do this together with the government and civil society organizations.
Academic Collaborative Center Inclusive Labor Market
One of the structural problems that the corona crisis has magnified is insecurity in the labor market. We need to change course so that everyone experiences security of work and income again. This requires greater agility of individuals and organizations so they can develop sustainable careers.
Interdisciplinary research themes
The interdisciplinary research themes on which the university will focus in the coming years are the sustainability transition, inequality and welfare & health. Broad-based prosperity serves as a thematic guideline. Widespread prosperity is about what makes life valuable and not only the quality of life here and now but also the extent to which this is at the expense of that of later generations or of people elsewhere in the world (CBS). Within the university, academic workplaces have been set up in cooperation with external partners to develop knowledge that contributes to solutions for the above-mentioned social issues. These academic workplaces are characterised by multi-year, interdisciplinary and co-created partnerships with businesses, government agencies and other knowledge institutions, based on a shared ambition.
The Academic Workshops on Widespread Prosperity builds on the Impact Program that ran from 2018-2021 and aimed to further shape the impact thinking and doing at Tilburg University. Read more about the Impact Program.
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