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  • 13 Dec 2018Press release

    Dialogue China and human rights treaty bodies is improving
    Despite its relatively poor compliance record, as some scholars, NGOs, or states hold, China does consider itself subject to the international human rights treaty regime. There is a systemic dialogue between China and the treaty bodies, which has generally improved over time, especially on China’s part. That is one of the main conclusions of Jingjing Wu’s dissertation research, which she will defend on December 18th, 2018 at Tilburg University. Read more

  • 13 Dec 2018News

    ‘Emotional and cognitive overload’, new book by Anne Rutkowski
    In a new Routledge publication, Anne Rutkowski (TiSEM) and Carol Sanders (Association of Information Systems) take an in-depth view at IT's under-studied dark side and its dire consequences for individuals, organizations, and society. With theoretical underpinnings from the fields of cognitive psychology, management, and information systems, and supported by case studies, the idea of brain overload is defined and explored. Read more

  • 10 Dec 2018News

    Students help FIOD and OM optimize the taking back of criminal money
    Four Master's students from Tilburg Law School spent a month this summer at the FIOD, the Investigation Service of the Tax Authorities. They went through actual (anonymised) criminal cases to see how criminal money could be better taken away from perpetrators. Read more

  • 07 Dec 2018News

    Cum laude Dino Dittrich on network autocorrelation data
    Friday, November 30th, Dino Dittrich (TSB) did an excellent job defending his thesis cum laude (with distinction). Read more

  • 04 Dec 2018Press release

    Fun shopping makes you happy
    PERSBERICHT 4 december 2018 - People who attach great importance to buying or having things are often referred to as ‘materialistic’, which is generally regarded as being a ‘bad’ quality. Most people do not like to be labeled as ‘materialistic’ by others. In her research, PhD researcher Esther Jaspers shows that judging materialism as being ‘bad’ lacks nuance. She shows that buying and possessing things because it gives you pleasure adds to your personal happiness, and that the possession of things as a measure of status and success adds to your financial means as well as your happiness. She will defend her thesis at Tilburg University on Wednesday, December 5. Read more

  • 03 Dec 2018Background

    Interview: 'Robots have a communication problem'
    Prof. Emiel Krahmer knows all about the knowledge and communication skills of present-day robots and what they still need to learn. His expertise: translating knowledge into language. And no, not to worry, he is sure that robots are a long way still from beating humans in communication. Read more

  • 29 Nov 2018News

    Tilburg University presents four certified ‘open’ research data repositories
    On the occasion of World Digital Preservation Day on November 29, Tilburg University presents four research data repositories that have received the world-wide CoreTrustSeal quality label, or an earlier version of this label. These four repositories constitute a wealth of data available to researchers for further research. Read more

  • 28 Nov 2018News

    November 30, 2018: Launch of Healthy Campus project
    On Friday, November 30, 2018, the Dean of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Professor Jantine Schuit, will deliver her inaugural address: “Changing behavior to promote health for all: A life course approach”. This occasion is also the kick-off of Tilburg University’s Healthy Campus project. Read more

  • 26 Nov 2018Press release

    Carol Ou appointed as Professor in Information Management
    PRESS RELEASE 26 November 2018 - Tilburg University has appointed Dr. Carol Ou as Professor of Information Management at the Department of Management in the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM), effective October 1, 2018. Her research highlights how IT can empower and restrict organizational performance and consumer behavior. She has particular teaching and research interests in digital transformation, IT governance, social and communication networks, and the design of online marketplaces, examining their impacts in corporate setting and sharing economy. Read more

  • 25 Nov 2018Background

    'Theologians were the first to reflect on robots'
    "For the popular Robot Love lecture series I was asked: Do theologians engage with robots at all? I immediately replied: We most certainly do! In fact, we were the first to think about them!” Read more