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Tilburg University researchers receive grants worth 4.5 million from European Research Council
PRESS RELEASE 11 September 2017 – Three talented researchers of Tilburg University have each been awarded a Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros for their research by the European Research Council (ERC). The grants have been awarded to Dr. Mark Brandt and Dr. Joris Mulder of Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Dr. Linnet Taylor of Tilburg Law School.
Opening of the Academic Year: Taking Responsibility in a Connected World
September 4th 16.00 hrs
- PRESS RELEASE - The theme of the Opening of the 2017-2108 Academic Year, the year of our 90th anniversary, is 'Taking Responsibility in a Connected World'. Keynote speakers are professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Professor Margriet M. Sitskoorn, and President of the Executive Board Dr. Koen M. Becking. The ceremony will take place on Monday, September 4, in the auditorium of the university.
The oldest human does not get any older
PRESS RELEASE 31 August 2017 - On average, people live longer, but the very oldest among us have not gotten any older over the last thirty years. This is shown by forthcoming statistical research conducted by statisticians Jesson Einmahl MSc and Professor John Einmahl of Tilburg University, and Professor Emeritus Laurens de Haan of Erasmus University Rotterdam. They base their conclusion on precise ages at death of 75,000 Dutch people who died in the last 30 years at the age of at least 94.
University Forum presents Student Centricity vision to Rector Magnificus Emile Aarts
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‘Understanding students, advancing university’ – that was the theme propagated by a delegation of students at a meeting in September on Tilburg University’s new Strategic Plan. Yesterday, representatives of University Forum (Tilburg University student participation) presented a memo to Rector Magnificus Emile Aarts setting out the Forum’s vision: ‘Towards a Student Centric University’.
Tilburg University introduces ‘Professor of Practice’ to strengthen ties with practice
First appointment: Ronald de Jong, Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Philips Executive Committee
PRESS RELEASE JUNE 26, 2017 - Tilburg University has introduced a new position, namely, that of ‘Professor of Practice’. The Professor of Practice is an innovative business leader or entrepreneur working in an internationally oriented company. In this way, Tilburg University wants to reinforce its impact on society and strengthen its ties with practice. The first Professor of Practice has now been appointed at the School of Economics and Management (TiSEM): Ronald de Jong, Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee at Philips.
Archibald van Wieringen appointed Professor of Old Testament
PRESS RELEASE 7 June 2017 - Tilburg University has appointed Archibald L.H.M. van Wieringen as Professor of Old Testament as of May 1, 2017 at the Tilburg School of Catholic Theology. His chair is located in the department of Biblical Science and Church History.
Professor Jantine Schuit new Dean of Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
PRESSRELEASE 2 juni 2017 - The Executive Board has appointed Professor Jantine Schuit as Dean of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB), starting on September 1. She is succeeding Professor Klaas Sijtsma in this capacity. Schuit is head of the Food, Prevention and Care Center (Centrum Voeding, Preventie en Zorg) of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). In addition, she is affiliated to the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as an endowed professor of Health Promotion and Policy.
Economics research Tilburg University ranking among the best in the world
PRESS RELEASE JUNE 1, 2017 - In the recently published: 'Tilburg University Top 100 of Economics Schools Research Ranking’, Tilburg University emerges as the Dutch university publishing most frequently in the most prestigious scientific journals. In the world university rankings, Tilburg University ranks in 22th place.
Two Tilburg University researchers receive prestigious Vidi grant NWO
PRESS RELEASE 30 May, 2017 - Loes Keijsers and Joris Mulder, both researcher at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, have been awarded a Vidi grant of 800.000 euros by NWO, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group for five years. Their research topics are opvoed-adviezen and dynamic social networks respectively.
Tilburg University best general university
Of all general universities in the Netherlands, overall student satisfaction is highest at Tilburg University. This is shown by the figures of the National Student Survey (NSE) over the year 2016-2017.
Climate researchers must provide better visual communication on climate change
Climate researchers should give more consideration to ways in which they can make the message about climate change clear to the public at large. This is argued by Professor of Communication and Cognition Fons Maes in a publication in Nature. Although enormous amounts of visual and digital information on climate change is available, hardly any attention is given to reaching one large and vulnerable target group: people with low levels of literacy.
Narcissistic CEOs at American banks took great risks
Press release May 3, 2017 - Banks that were led by a more narcissistic – that is, highly self-loving and self-appraising – CEO before the collapse of the US banking industry in September 2008 suffered more severe consequences of that systemic shock. That is one of the main conclusions by Tine Buyl and colleagues based on a recent study published in the Journal of Management.
Erkko Autio appointed Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
PRESS RELEASE 19-4-2017- Tilburg University has appointed Professor Erkko Autio to the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Tilburg School of Economics and Management.
How streaming benefits consumers: quantity, variety and discovery
PRESS RELEASE 11/04/2017 - Streaming services like Spotify, where consumers get access to large music libraries on subscriptions, have gained popularity in a relatively short period of time. They have done so at the expense of services like iTunes, where consumers become the owners of music they have bought. What are the consequences for consumers? How does listening change when consumers subscribe to a streaming service?
Mathematical models improve the quality and efficacy of radiotherapy
PRESS RELEASE 30. March -
Radiotherapy, in which radioactive radiation is used to damage cancer cells, is a common cancer treatment. However, the people applying the treatment are only human and there are other uncertainties involved in it. On March 31st, Marleen Balvert will be defending her PhD thesis in which she shows that these risk scan be reduced using mathematical optimization models.