News and Events Tilburg University
Inaugural address Yvonne Brehmer: What is successful aging?
September 13, Professor Yvonne Brehmer will present her inaugural speech on successful aging and how her previous and planned research is related to it. So far, Brehmers research has mainly focused on basic experimental memory research, which includes age-comparative studies with healthy older adults. Important questions are: What is successful aging? How can successful aging be reached by each and every individual? How much is aging successfully a challenge for the individual and/or society?
Historical study on catholic girls' lycea relevant to the Dutch debate on article 23 of the Constitution)
Fons Vitae in Amsterdam, Mater Dei in Nijmegen and the Theresialyceum in Tilburg, three Catholic girls' lycea, are described in detail for the period 1914-1968 in Marieke Smit’s historical dissertation. Central question: how did Catholic, female and intellectual education relate to each other at these schools? The desire to found the lycea on their own philosophical basis and to form good citizens did not contradict. In this sense, the dissertation is relevant to the current Dutch education debate on article 23 of the Constitution, according to Smit in ‘In deugd en wijsheid groeien’ (Growing in virtue and wisdom), which she will defend at Tilburg University, on September 18.
Statement by the Executive Board concerning reports on possible plagiarism
The Executive Board has taken note of reports of possible plagiarism in Dr. Jonathan Malagón’s PhD thesis (Tilburg School of Economics and Management). The university is taking these reports seriously and is now conducting a factual investigation in order to decide on further steps to be taken.
A spark of passion reaches Africa
Every human being has a story. This also applies to the graduates of Tilburg University. They share their stories with us. Where has life taken them since they left the Tilburg University? Read the story of an idealistic entrepreneurial trio.
Three million euros for research into bullying and visual narratives
Two researchers from Tilburg University have each been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant of at least 1.5 million euros. The researchers are Neil Cohn (TSHD) and Matteo Giletta (TSB).
A better understanding of individual behavior in complex choice situations can lead to better policies
In his inaugural address, to be delivered on September 6, Professor Tobias Klein will illustrate how we can learn about individual decision making by combining models of individual behavior with (big) data and how this can in turn inform policy making.
Grant for Data Science for Zero Hunger Lab
The aim of building the Zero Hunger Lab to deliver innovative data science to achieve zero hunger by 2030, fits in the research vision of Tilburg Science with a Soul.
TILT's 25th Anniversary Year: Events in September
TILT's anniversary events in September will revolve around "Reconfiguring Human-AI relationships" and is organized by Silvia de Conca, Aviva de Groot, Merel Noorman and Linnet Taylor.
Photo collection Harry Guntlisbergen donated to Brabant Collection
Harry Guntlisbergen (1934-2001) was an amateur photographer, who captured Brabant’s life and landscape in mainly black and white photographs. Last year, his children decided to donate his oeuvre to the Brabant Collection, so that his work can be preserved under good conditions and made accessible to a wider public.
© Harry Guntlisbergen | Brabant-Collectie, Tilburg University
Funding from NWO for research on ostracism, economies-of-scale and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Three professors of Tilburg University have been awarded research funding from NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities: Ilja van Beest for research on ostracism, Dick den Hertog for research on economies-of-scale and Jonathan Verschuuren for research on reducing greenhouse emissions.
Randall Lesaffer appointed professor of History of Public Law at Leuven
Randall Lesaffer has been appointed professor of History of Public Law at the Catholic University of Leuven in Flanders, Belgium. He will take on this position as from 1 October. He will also remain on as part-time professor of Legal History at Tilburg University and continue to coordinate the activities of the i-Hilt research group.
New book publication by i-HILT associate member Shavana Musa
Cambridge UP has published Victim Reparation under the Ius Post Bellum. An Historical and Normative Perspective by i-Hilt associate Dr Shavana Musa, now at the University of Manchester.
PhD Defence Matthias Packeiser
On 17 September 2019, at 1.30, Matthias Packeiser will defend his PhD, 'Peace through Law: A Study of the Period between 1899 and 1914' in the context of a joint degree between the universities of Tilburg and Hamburg. Superisors are Markus Kotzur, Randall Lesaffer and Stefan Oeter.
Prof. Klaas Sijtsma appointed interim rector magnificus
The Board of Governors of Tilburg University announced the appointment of Prof. Klaas Sijtsma as interim rector magnificus, effective from September 1
NWO grant for research project "Data-inspired creativity" in collaboration with Talpa media
In the changing media landscape, ever-increasing amounts of digital data are being created that are being used to reach an increasingly fragmented audience. Under the leadership of Joris Ebbers, affiliated with the University of Amsterdam, 12 researchers - including the Tilburg University researcher Franceso Lelli (TiSEM) - received an NWO grant of € 630,000 for the research project "Data-inspired creativity: The use of big data in cross-media creative innovation processes".