World Refugee Day 2022; reflection is now more important than ever
Never before have there been so many refugees. More than 26 million people are fleeing, and 86 million have been forced to live elsewhere than they want. Today on World Refugee Day, we reflect on all these displaced people worldwide. On the causes, consequences and solutions, our scientists do research from their various fields. They hope to make a contribution to reducing the problem. Here you can read how they think about it.
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Staying with a local helps refugee integration20th May 2021
When refugees receive a residence permit, it may take weeks or even months before they are assigned a home. Normally they stay in an asylum accommodation center (AZC) during that time, but it is also possible to move in temporarily with a host family. Staying with a local helps integration, according to Hans van Dijk, Quita Muis (Tilburg U), Lena Knappert (Free U A'dam) and Sophie Alkhaled (Lancaster U) in their publication in the Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies.
War in Ukraine: Tilburg University scholars explain the consequences07th March 2022
The war in Ukraine has overwhelmed and shocked its inhabitants and the world. Peace in Europe is no longer a matter of course. Our scholars contribute to explaining the backgrounds and consequences from, for example, the perspective of European values, the consequences of economic sanctions, quiet diplomacy by the church and the impact on international trade.
Zomergesprek met Conny Rijken over vluchtelingen: pleidooi voor solidariteit in Europa10th August 2020
Conny Rijken, hoogleraar Mensenhandel en Globalisering aan Tilburg Law School, pleit in dit Zomergesprek van Studium Generale voor meer (Europese) solidariteit en meer aandacht voor discriminatie.
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.
Mirjam van Reisen raises € 2 million for research into Digital Education for Resilience in Africa
Prof. Conny Rijken new National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children
Tilburg University offers an academic Pre-Bachelor to students who are currently working on their Civic Integration and would like to study at a Dutch university but (still) don’t have the right diploma. The academic Pre-Bachelor in Tilburg gives them the possibility to complete both in one year of study ánd to prepare yourself for a university-level program in the Netherlands. Read more on the page Academic Pre-Bachelor.