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#6 worldwide in Business Administration in the Shanghai Ranking 202002nd July 2020
Tilburg University maintains its position in the top 50 in the world for Business Administration (6), Finance (26), and Management (37) and shows a major stride forward in Public Administration from 51-75 to 27th. In addition, the university is ranked in the 51-75 band in the fields of Economics, Psychology, and Sociology and moved up in Political Sciences and Educational Sciences from the 201-300 band to 151-200.
During WW II, African American soldiers made England a less racist place, lasting until this day29th June 2020
Can racial prejudice be reduced or is it a constant of the human condition? And can interventions unfold effects that persist? Especially in light of recent events such as the Syrian refugee crisis, and more recently, the Black Lives Matter protests in the US, answers to these questions are desperately needed. In the long run, integration appears to have a positive effect on racial attitudes, which are passed on from generation to generation.
The Bundesliga & corona: Smashing the myth of home advantage28th June 2020
The German Bundesliga was the first European soccer league to resume play after the quarantine rules for the corona crisis were relaxed. The competition started again on May 16, without live spectators, after an interruption of more than two months. John Einmahl and Jan Magnus, both Experts in statistical methods, analyzed the data and came to a striking conclusion: home advantage disappears! It is now clear that spectators play an immense role.
Introduction week 2020 starts in two months!26th June 2020
This year TOP Week will be designed in an alternative way. Because of the coronavirus most of the activities take place digitally. So come and get to know the student life and your fellow students during THE introduction week for all new Tilburg students from August 24 to 28.
Educational innovators Tilburg University join ComeniusNetwork25th June 2020
The Comenius Network welcomes new members, including two lecturers from Tilburg University. Dr. Michael Bender and Dr. Marco Da Rin will join as Teaching Fellow for innovation projects in their education. The Comenius Network brings together acknowledged educational innovators to enhance higher education. Members of the network distinguish themselves by an appealing combination of the love for teaching and the way in which they put educational innovation into practice.
Response of the Executive Board to the Open Letter for an Anti-Racist University18th June 2020
The Executive Board has taken note of the letter from a group of students following the global anti-racism demonstrations. We understand the legitimate concerns that exist and highly appreciate the commitment of our students. Please read the full response of the Executive Board.
#blacklivesmatter hashtag activism primed for major impact18th June 2020
Professor Jan Blommaert specializes in superdiversity and has written extensively on identity, culture, and racism. He is Professor of Language, culture, and globalization as well as Director of Babylon, Center for the Study of Superdiversity. Tineke Bennema talked to him about the significance of the worldwide antiracism demonstrations.
New platform social distancing society16th June 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on our society. Tilburg University, harnessing its focus on the humanities and the social sciences, deploys the research and expertise it fosters to help find answers.
Mirjam van Reisen raises € 2 million for research into Digital Education for Resilience in Africa15th June 2020
Mirjam van Reisen, professor of International Relations, Innovation and Care, recently obtained three grants for her research, totalling € 2 million. The programmes focus on strengthening digital opportunities in Africa through capacity building and education.
Opening up the campus and starting up activities15th June 2020
The government announced corona easing measures. Following these principles, Tilburg University will develop its own roadmap with regard to opening up the campus and starting up activities. The roadmap is divided into the following subjects: campus, education, working on campus and events.
Student team Tilburg University winner of national SDG-Challenge University 202010th June 2020
On June 5 the final of the SDG-Challenge University 2020 took place in Amsterdam. Fifteen student teams representing as many universities, tackled a challenge of the organization within the field of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) The student team of Tilburg University / JADS came out as winner of the Challenge.
Humanity Has to Stand up against Racism08th June 2020
Prof. Kutlay Yagmur of the Department of Culture Studies elaborates on the anti-racism demonstrations world wide and writes that all Dutch institutions need to take measures to combat racism and discrimination so that our future is not threatened with unnecessary conflicts and divisions.
Pension benefits of the elderly insufficiently protected against interest rate fluctuations08th June 2020
Under the current Dutch pension contracts, the pension benefits of participants age 60 and older are inadequately protected against interest rate fluctuations. The current defined benefits agreement, moreover, offers insufficient possibilities for distributing interest rate risk between young and old in a desirable manner.
‘Character development ties in perfectly with the aspirational motto of Tilburg University: Understanding society.’04th June 2020
Interview with Vincent Wiegerinck and Jeroen Kuilman about ‘character’ in education
Vincent Wiegerinck, until April 1, 2020 project leader of the Tilburg Educational Profile (TEP), and his successor, Jeroen Kuilman, talk about an important component of TEP: character development in education. What do we mean by character? How should it be integrated into the Bachelor’s programs? What role can lecturers and students play? And also, what effects does distance education have on TEP?
Preventing youth unemployment: lessons from past crises04th June 2020
After summer a new generation of school leavers will flow into the labour market. This labour market has been shaken up severely due to the corona crisis. How can we offer youth a good perspective and prevent youth unemployment?