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Retrospect Opening Academic Year 2023-202404th September 2023
The Opening Academic Year 2023-2024 took place on Monday, September 4. The auditorium was packed with students, staff and invitees who got to hear all about digitalization. We look back at a great event and share the highlights of the afternoon.
Anke Liefbroer (TST) is Teacher of the Year 202304th September 2023
Anke Liefbroer was named Teach of the Year 2023 during the Opening of the Academic Year. Anke teaches the courses Sociology & Psychology of Religion, and Pastoral Care & Psychopathology at our theological faculty (TST).
Farewell address John Einmahl: Mathematics is too profound to fit the mold of usable science01st September 2023
On September 8th, mathematician John Einmahl will deliver his farewell speech at Tilburg University. In a time when science is expected to be practically applicable and societally usable, the departing professor reminds us of the intrinsic importance of his beloved field of mathematics. Mathematics, the science of eternal truths, is too profound and all-encompassing to be reduced to a practical application.
Join us for an informative session with The Chronicle of Higher Education!31st August 2023
Join us for an informative session with The Chronicle of Higher Education!
Date: October 2, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dr. Phillip Paiement appointed Professor of Law and Governance in the Anthropocene30th August 2023
Tilburg University has appointed dr. Phillip Paiement of Tilburg Law School to Professor of Law and Governance in the Anthropocene, effective September 1st, 2023. Phillip Paiement’s research is devoted to transnational strategic litigation in climate change, biodiversity conservation, large-scale land transfers and pollution from extractives industries.
Marianne van Woerkom appointed as professor of Positive Psychological Perspective on Human Resource Studies30th August 2023
The chair focuses on how organizations can improve the well-being and development of employees, but indirectly also that of, for example, students or patients.
One in four organizations screens applicant's social media29th August 2023
Many organizations appear to look for discrimination-sensitive personal characteristics in the resume during the recruitment and selection process. Over 25% also check social media profiles of candidates. When the Equal Opportunities in Recruitment and Selection Act comes into effect, many organizations will have to review their recruitment policies.
Immigration coordinator Cathelijn Peeters wins gold at World Athletics Championships28th August 2023
What an extraordinary achievement by immigration coordinator Cathelijn Peeters last Sunday, August 27! As one of the four Dutch relay runners, she has won gold at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest on the 4x400 meters relay.
Dutch Minister Alexandra van Huffelen speaks on Digitalization at Opening Academic Year Tilburg University24th August 2023
On Monday, September 4, at 16:00 hrs., the Opening of the Academic Year takes place in Tilburg University’s Auditorium. Around this year’s theme, ‘Talent and Labor Market’, an interesting program has been composed for the university’s students, staff, and relations.
Team collaboration in a game of Tetris: A Lowlands science experiment23rd August 2023
Researchers from TSB (the Departments of Human Resource Studies and Medical & Clinical Psychology) conducted research this past weekend at a sweltering hot Lowlands Science site on how effectively people work together in a team. They asked visitors of the Lowlands music festival to play a game of Tetris under different conditions. A unique opportunity to do research in a very dynamic environment.
Inaugural address Jolanda Mathijssen: Youth care needs systems thinking23rd August 2023
The care and upbringing of children is primarily the responsibility of parents. However, more and more parents are experiencing parenting stress as well as other concerns. This puts great pressure on families. To relieve the pressure, the government also has a role in providing a good system of youth care. "Care for youth cannot exist without care for parents and family," believes Professor of Care for Youth Jolanda Mathijssen.
Digitalization and its ramifications require more academic knowledge18th August 2023
Digitalization affects people and society and has even changed us. Collecting and processing large information files benefit society, but it also has its downsides, for instance, for security, privacy, and the climate. And yet our society is insufficiently equipped for these rapid developments. The theme of the Opening of the Academic Year in Tilburg is digitalization. Dean Boudewijn Haverkort of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences explains what is possible thanks to digitalization, what we should be doing to control it, and what could be the university’s role.
Team Student Career Services: 'We work on team development through the strategic plan.'17th August 2023
Tamar Jonkman, Student Career Services team leader: 'The contribution to the team is different for everyone, but when you know your own and each other's strengths well, you know how to use them optimally. That benefits the success of the team and the collaboration.'
New and improved version of Library Access16th August 2023
The (Lean) Library Access browser extension has been updated. Not only is the appearance different from the old version, the functionality has also been improved. You can personalize the settings of the extension much better to match own wishes. In addition, it is now easy to temporarily disable the extension, for example during weekends or holidays.
Farewell to Eric van Damme: Ministerial policy is too political and lacks sufficient scientific basis16th August 2023
In a time-honored tradition, Eric van Damme, Professor of Economics, rounded off his academic career with a lecture that, in addition to family and friends, was attended by an unprecedented cortege of 50 professors. This speaks volumes about Van Damme’s academic network and the mark he has made as a researcher in a key area of microeconomics: game theory.
Connect & Care
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.