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About Tilburg University Fund

Tilburg University Fund is an initiative that brings Tilburg University's motto: Understanding Society into practice. The University Fund bridges the gap between the university and society for initiatives that need support and for which government funding does not (entirely) provide. In the first instance this is financial support, but it can also be support in kind or cooperation and exchange. Support for innovative research projects, for educational initiatives and for activities and facilities for students and alumni.

Board and Committees

Audit Committee
Fundraising Committee
Investment Committee
Scientific Advisory Board
Managing Director University Fund
Development & Alumni Relations Office
  • Bert Groenewegen

    Bert Groenewegen

    Chairman Tilburg University Fund

    "As chairman of the Tilburg University Fund, I am convinced that a committed community of alumni and donors is indispensable in the strong connection with society that my Alma Mater has in mind. Generating more income through alumni donations is important, because this can be an additional financial source for education and research. With donations from alumni, the university strengthens the involvement of key stakeholders in its organisation.

    The university's current sources of funding are under increasing pressure. The number of university students is growing rapidly, but the resources from The Hague are not keeping pace. Per student, less can be invested in scientific staff and facilities. But also in education and research programs that bring the university's students to a higher level or with results that make an impact on society.

    The research funding from the NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) and the funding programs in Europe are subject to fierce competition. Although the Dutch universities score very well, the same is certainly true for a number of other European institutions. Here too, Tilburg University has defined concrete ambitions and invests in the networks and skills needed to obtain these funds."

Practical Information
Annual Reports

Become a donor

With your donation to the Tilburg University Fund, you can support various Tilburg University projects. Projects that can achieve just that little bit more with a financial impulse. Or initiatives that require a financial contribution to get started.