Your donation will contribute directly to groundbreaking research at Tilburg University. The University Fund makes important research possible thanks to a financial source of support. Research with a societal impact. You can help increase that impact together with all the donors of the University Fund. Why not play a part in creating a sustainable future?
Over the years, the University Fund has helped make many research projects possible. Thanks to donations through phone campaigns and donations for specific research projects, our donors have contributed to research at Tilburg University. Below is a selection of the most recent research projects.
Science and practice to jointly combat poverty in Waalwijk
Neuropsychologist Margriet Sitskoorn (Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences) applies scientific insights to the fight against poverty. This is the approach used in a project called ‘De Sterkste Schakel’ (‘The Strongest Link’) in Waalwijk. The City, researchers, coaches, and families work together to bid farewell to chronic penury and get a grip on the future again. This and other research to end poverty is compiled in the Zero Poverty Lab.
Blind spot during refugee journey
Professor Conny Rijken conducted the first study that was funded entirely by donors. The “Data science for humanitarian innovation” study provides a better understanding of victimmigration, the traumas experienced by refugees during their journeys. This study makes it possible to increasingly take this into account in refugee policy.
How an optimal supply chain feeds more mouths
Zero Hunger Lab provides data science to the United Nations’ World Food Program. They do this with a mathematical model that calculates the best possible way to organize food aid to a certain area. In this way we use data for the benefit of society and contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 2!
Refugee scientist resumes career at Tilburg University
A scientist who is eager to resume his career after he suddenly had to flee his homeland. His precarious situation means that he wishes to remain anonymous, but he is happy to share the story of his success in getting an appointment at the university. He has been employed by Tilburg University since May. Thanks to Tilburg University and Tilburg University Fund he is now working at Tranzo on his first publication in the Netherlands.
Afraid of needles? There's an app for that
It is estimated that at least 35% of the population has a fear of needles. Thanks to financial support from the University Fund, Elisabeth Huis in ‘t Veld developed a game app that uses thermal imaging of the face to predict whether someone will faint. The idea is that people download and play the game right before being injected to relieve their stress.
Enabling new research
If you wish to donate to specific research or to a focus area from an idealistic point of view, then you can, in consultation (depending on the theme), fund and establish a chair at a faculty or institute of the university. The Professor that will be appointed to the intended chair will be an Endowed Professor. An Endowed Chair is subject to a term of at least five years. The Foundation for Endowed Chairs (SBL) prepares the application for the establishment of an Endowed Chair and the proposal to appoint an Endowed Professor for the Executive Board of the university. If interested, please contact Tom van de Louw by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 013 - 4664841 / 8701.
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.