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Responses to government’s Balanced Internationalization bill21st September 2023
Universities of the Netherlands (UNL) has responded to the government’s Balanced Internationalization bill. While UNL is satisfied with the control instruments included in the bill, it is deeply concerned about the feasibility of a number of the proposed measures, such as the language measures.
CRSPM 2013 Historical Indexes Research Database20th September 2023
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Economic incentives help curb deforestation in Africa, PhD research finds20th September 2023
PhD research by Tung Nguyen Huy delves into the economics of deforestation and land degradation in sub-Saharan Africa. His dissertation shows that financial incentives are a powerful way to encourage farmers to sustainably manage and protect the land.
Employee mental health suffers when company is going through a crisis19th September 2023
The number of workers taking antidepressants rises significantly when a company is going through financial turmoil, PhD research by Daniel Kárpáti shows. Job loss is an important reason for soaring prescription rates, but employees who don't lose their jobs are also more likely to suffer from depression. To curb the psychological and economic costs of recessions, Kárpáti argues for more proactive mental health strategies in times of crisis.
Prinsjesdag 2023: Professors advise ministers for a fairer society through more government regulations18th September 2023
Despite the fact that on Prinsjesdag 2023 a caretaker government will present its last budget and, moreover, disappear in November after the elections, a number of Tilburg University scholars present the current and future members of the government with their advice based on their expertise. They do so in the areas of housing, poverty, labor market and care, arguing for more direction and measures from the government.
Moral support is a powerful performance enhancer, football study shows18th September 2023
Love and encouragement from others can make us feel our best. But can it also help us perform our best? By taking advantage of a unique situation in the world of football, economist Patricio Dalton and colleagues were able to demonstrate that moral support affects performance in profound ways—even when high monetary incentives are at stake.
Visit of the Ambassador of India14th September 2023
The Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Reenat Sandhu visited Tilburg University on September 13th. Rector Magnificus and President of the Executive Board Wim van de Donk welcomed her on her first visit to the university.
Mary Ann Liebert Journal Collection13th September 2023
Mary Ann Liebert Journal Collection
Now available, the Mary Ann Liebert journal collection with more than 90 peer-reviewed journals.
Representative democracy benefits from new combinations of deliberation and voting13th September 2023
Persistent problems of representative democracy can be addressed with clever combinations of deliberation and voting, for Dutch democracy particularly: the structural complaint of citizens that they are not heard and seen and the 'stop and go' culture of governing. So argues Frank Hendriks, Professor of Comparative Governance at Tilburg University, whose book Rethinking Democratic Innovation came out recently.
Inaugural address Pieter Huisman: 'Regulation of behavior in education requires caution'12th September 2023
The protection of the social safety and integrity of pupils and students is a basic condition for the right to education to come to fruition, but its regulation by the Dutch government and its elaboration in all kinds of codes and rules requires caution. In the first instance, it is up to the educational institutions themselves to discuss appropriate and inappropriate behavior with each other, based on the shared values and foundations of the institution.
Inaugural address Karim Schelkens: The importance of religious literacy for contemporary society11th September 2023
The decline of churchianity in the West is often hastily and without good reason seized upon to proclaim the future superfluity of religion. Christian relics, architecture or literature, for example, then become something exotic, a noncommittal part of leisure activities. Professor Karim Schelkens questions this non-committal nature. In his inaugural speech on September 22, he argues for religious literacy in the academy, with an eye on future leadership capable of understanding the sources of European and even global thought.
Earthquake in Morocco: expression of support for victims11th September 2023
Shocked by and with deep concern we have learned of the devastating earthquake in Morocco. This dreadful natural disaster is having an enormous impact on the people in the area and far beyond. In our community, too, staff, students, and alumni are affected by this tragedy.
Nanostores are the backbone of emerging economies, but they need stronger supply chains11th September 2023
Small independent shops are the backbone of emerging economies. Supporting the supply chains of these so-called “nanostores” is crucial for both shopkeepers and the local consumers who depend on them for food and other necessities, argues PhD researcher Rafael Escamilla in his dissertation.
John Einmahl: professor of the exceptional08th September 2023
Today, professor John Einmahl says farewell to Tilburg University. As a mathematician on a campus populated by economists, lawyers, psychologists and sociologists, he has spent decades researching what is known as extreme value theory: the mathematics of the exceptional.
Festive opening photo exhibition The Mix Netherlands ‘Earth'05th September 2023
The photo exhibition The Mix Netherlands ‘Earth' was festively opened on September 1. You are invited to admire the work of photographers Wiesje Peels and Martien Coppens shown in this exhibition. The works of art can be found on the Esplanade, in Cobbenhagen building and in front of the train station in the city center until October 31.
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Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria: expression of support for victims08th February 2023
It is with deep concern that we have learned of the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria. This dreadful situation is having an enormous impact on the people in the area. In our community, too, staff, students, and alumni are affected by this tragedy. We offer them our sympathy and support.
Ukraine: Info and support for students and staff
Tilburg University is shocked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and sympathizes with all those affected. We can imagine that the situation has a great impact on the well-being of many students, researchers, lecturers, and other employees in our community. Tilburg University sympathizes with them and is committed to supporting all those directly or indirectly affected by these events.