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  • 11 Dec 2017Press release

    Traumas do not impact job satisfaction
    PRESS RELEASE 11 December 2017 - Each year about a quarter of all workers will be confronted potentially traumatic events, such as crime, accidents, serious illness or death of a significant other. Part of the affected workers will develop very severe posttraumatic stress symptoms. However, in contrast to our expectations these events and symptoms do not have a negative impact on job satisfaction. Read more

  • 11 Dec 2017Press release

    Secret surveillance methods in the Digital Age: How to ensure human rights protection
    PRESS RELEASE 11 DEcember 2017 - Secret surveillance powers of authorities are reaching unprecedented levels in the Digital Age, raising challenges for the protection of human rights such as the right to privacy. In her inaugural address at Tilburg University on Friday, December 15th 2017. Prof. Eleni Kosta analyzes the right to privacy and its justified limitations as stipulated in the European Convention on Human Rights in relation to secret surveillance. What is the capacity of the existing framework to mitigate the challenges? Read more

  • 08 Dec 2017Press release

    For the 4th time: Tilburg University best communicating university
    7 December 2017 - For the fourth time in a row, Tilburg University has been voted the best communicating university in the biannual Impact Ranking by the Hague Bureau ScienceWorks and Elsevier. This ranking, that consists of various components, indicates which university has had most social impact. The award was presented at a conference on social impact in the humanities and social and behavioral sciences in Amsterdam on December 7.
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  • 07 Dec 2017News

    Article on the 403-declaration by Ger van der Sangen
    Recently, an article titled "Vraagpunten betreffende de 403-verklaring. Spijkers met koppen of spijkers op laag water?" of Ger van der Sangen was published in TvOB (2017-6). Read more

  • 06 Dec 2017News

    Victor H. Gonzalez: The Psychological Effects of Poverty
    PhD Defence, December 8
    What is the influence of psychological and social factors on the individual’s motivation to pursue economic outcomes? In his dissertation entitled On the Psychological Motives of Economic Performance, Victor H. Gonzalez studies how emotions and cognitive biases influence economic success and how social factors that are external to the individual, such as being in the state of poverty, affect this relationship. Read more

  • 05 Dec 2017News

    Answering the say for no pay by Christoph Van der Elst
    The effects of a no-vote in say on pay has different effects in different countries according to a study of Christoph Van der Elst. Although there are only limited guidelines how to address the dissenting vote and how to compile an adequate response, he found that many companies adjusted their remuneration practices, in particular the disclosing of pay-related information and amending bonus schemes. Remuneration levels are generally not adjusted. Read more

  • 05 Dec 2017News

    DeLoreans, stroopwafels, lectures and culture during Night University
    Two DeLoreans driving across a spectacularly illuminated campus to the theme of Back to the Future and flanked by movie character Emmett “Doc” Brown. Buildings lit up pink, the smell of fresh stroopwafels, poffertjes, and fries. The ethereal singing of student pop choir Epic, the cheerful cries of the dancers at the silent disco, and long lines in front of the Psychology Dungeon: The atmosphere at Night University 2017 was great and it was pleasantly crowded. Read more

  • 04 Dec 2017News

    Jonathan Malagón on Central banking in Latin America
    External factors or monetary shocks are still the decisive factors of monetary policies in Latin America. ECB's Quantitative Easing policy is a strong example for this, argues Jonathan Malagón González, who held his PhD Defense on December 1st at Tilburg University. Read more

  • 04 Dec 2017Opinion

    Mirjam van Reisen

  • 01 Dec 2017Press release

    Slavery in Libya organised by ‘fixers’ – Research Tilburg University confirms CNN reports
    Pressrelease 1-12-2017 - Academic researchers of Tilburg University come to the conclusion that slavery in Libya is part of a large organisation of human trafficking in which ‘fixers’ collaborate with some high officials in Africa and in Europe. CNN reported two weeks ago that Africans are auctioned in Libya. Read more