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  • 19 Nov 2018Press release

    Faculties of Social Sciences join forces in ethical review
    Utrecht - The faculties of Social and Behavioural Sciences are working together more and more in order to achieve a high-quality and harmonized ethical review of research. On Wednesday 14 November, the deans of the thirteen involved faculties in the Netherlands signed an agreement that establishes the existing cooperation in this area in the National Ethics Council for Social and Behavioural Sciences. Read more

  • 15 Nov 2018News

    Interdisciplinarity theme Tilburg University 91st anniversary
    This year's theme was interdisciplinarity. Two honorary doctorates were awarded to Nobel Prize Winner Prof. Lars Peter Hansen (University of Chicago, Chicago) and Prof. Julia Hirschberg (Columbia University, New York). The PhD Thesis Award was bestowed upon dr. Michèle Nuijten.
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  • 15 Nov 2018News

    Keuzegids Universiteiten 2019: 6 Tilburg University Bachelor’s programs rank 1st
    According to the Keuzegids Universiteiten 2019, students have ranked six Bachelor’s programs offered by Tilburg University as the best in their field. The Keuzegids ranks all Dutch scientific Bachelor’s programs, largely on the basis of student satisfaction as measured by the National Student Survey (NSE). In the overall ranking Tilburg University overtakes Maastricht University and climbs from 5th to 4th place, right behind Wageningen University, Universiteit Twente, and the Open University.
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  • 13 Nov 2018Press release

    Johan Wolswinkel appointed as Professor of Administrative Law, Market and Data
    PRESS RELEASE 5 November 2018 - Tilburg University has appointed Dr. Johan Wolswinkel as Professor of Administrative Law, Market and Data at Tilburg Law School, effective November 1, 2018. Wolswinkel will be conducting research into the role of administrative law in times of economization, digitalization, and datafication. Read more

  • 12 Nov 2018News

    THE: Tilburg University in Top 50 best universities worldwide: Business & Economics, Law, and Psychology
    In the 2019 Times Higher Education Subject Rankings Tilburg University has been ranked amongst the best universities in the world in its three major academic fields: Business & Economics, Law, and Psychology. Tilburg University is maintaining her position in the Top 20 in Europe and currently holds a position in the Top 50 worldwide. Read more

  • 08 Nov 2018Press release

    Traditional accountant must move with the times, or it is the end of the road
    PRESS RELEASE 8-11-2018 – In 2020 we will have 40 zettabytes of stored data at our disposal, and it is predicted that after the launch of the ‘Internet of things’ in 2020 over 30 billion devices will be connected wirelessly and continuously exchanging data. In addition, the quantum computer and the latest developments in artificial intelligence point to data processing making great strides. The obvious outcome is a paradigm shift from exchanging documents to exchanging data and this will inevitably have a major impact on accounting information systems and, specifically, accountancy as a profession. This in a nutshell is the theme of the farewell address Professor Verkruijsse will deliver at Tilburg University on November 9. Read more

  • 06 Nov 2018Press release

    Dies Natalis about Interdisciplinarity: ‘Go Beyond Borders’
    Press release 6-11-2018 - The theme of the 91st Dies Natalis, Tilburg University’s anniversary, is interdisciplinarity. During the academic ceremony, which will take place in the university’s Auditorium on November 15, honorary doctorates will be awarded to the American Nobel Prize winner and economist Lars Hansen and the American language and computer specialist Julia Hirschberg.
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  • 29 Oct 2018News

    Dutch universities organize Digital Society Conference
    Digital information technology is becoming ever more deeply and rapidly entrenched in our society. Extensive digitalization is set to radically change practically all aspects of society, not only in the Netherlands but throughout the world. That's why the Dutch universities are organizing the Digital Society Conference on Tuesday 27 November to build closer ties with knowledge organisations, the corporate sector and government, and invest in innovative research for a better digital society. Read more

  • 22 Oct 2018News

    Navigating the System at the Tilburg University Network for Women
    Hanneke Takkenberg, professor of clinical decision-making in cardio-thoracic interventions, shared her insights on ‘How to navigate the system?’ with members of the Tilburg University Network for Women. She elaborated on key issues like where to find career opportunities and how to avoid pitfalls. Read more

  • 16 Oct 2018News

    Night University: Science Zoo with strange birds and fighting bantams
    Shrill bird sounds can be heard among the trees, and the screeching of other animals. Something like frightening nocturnal animals or excited monkeys. Getting closer, it proves to be a sound system hidden among the trees in red, green, and blue floodlights between the library and Esplanade Grand Café. It is Night University plus World Animal Day. It will prove to be an inspiring combination. Read more