News and Events Tilburg University
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.
Tilburg students pitch their business idea in the elevator
April 3rd Elevator Pitch Event
PRESS RELEASE March 30th 2017 - The fourth edition of the Elevator Pitch Event will be held on Monday, April 3rd. Students of Tilburg University, Avans, Fontys, NHTV and Eindhoven University of Technology will get in the elevator to pitch their business idea to a jury member in 1 minute. The finale will be held from 13.30 to 18.00 at Interpolis Tilburg.
Keuzegids Masters: Tilburg University again best general university
PERSBERICHT 28-02-2017 - In the Keuzegids Masters 2017, Tilburg University has again achieved the highest total score of the nine general universities and is thus the best general university as regards Master’s programs in the Netherlands, as it was in 2016.
Laws crucial to preserve biodiversity threatened
The mounting threats posed to the global environment by harmful human activities cannot be averted without effective legislation controlling those activities. However, the environmental laws designed for this purpose are themselves under global attack, warns an international team of scientists including Arie Trouwborst of Tilburg University in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.
Vici grant for Jenny Slatman: Mind the Body in Health Care
PRESS RELEASE 17 February 2017 - Professor of Medical Humanities Jenny Slatman is to receive an NWO grant worth € 1.5 million that will allow her to do further research on the meaning of the body in health care. Because the body is mainly perceived as a biological entity in health care, various embodied dimensions of health problems go off the radar. As a result, somatic problems are often given psychological explanations and mental problems are increasingly seen as brain deficiencies. Slatman wants to develop a broader view of embodiment.
Leuven professor of Legal Psychology Geert Vervaeke new Dean of Tilburg Law School
PRESS RELEASE 30 January, 2017 - Professor Geert Vervaeke has been appointed Dean of the Tilburg Law School as of April 1, 2017 by the Executive Board. This was announced earlier today by the Executive Board. Vervaeke will be succeeding Professor Corien Prins, who is to be the new Chair of the Scientific Council for Government Policy (Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid (WRR)).
Children find it easier to lie to robots
PRESS RELEASE - 15 January 2017 PhD candidate Mariana Serras Pereira’s research into misleading and deceptive behavior among children reveals that body language is very telling, and that children find it easier to lie to robots than to human beings. They laugh more often when lying, they are more fidgety, and they tend to avoid eye contact. There are also differences in their speech patterns: they pause less often between sentences and they pronounce words more slowly.
Prof. Corien Prins to become Chairman of Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR)
PRESS RELEASE 16 December 2016 - As from April 1st, 2017 Prof. Corien Prins of Tilburg University will take office as Chairman of the Scientific Council for Government Policy of the Netherlands (WRR). She will succeed Prof. J.A. (André) Knottnerus, whose term in office will end. It has been announced today that the Dutch Council of Ministers welcome the intention of the Prime Minister to nominate Prof. Corien Prins to chair the WRR.
Kuno Huisman appointed to endowed chair in Decision Making under Uncertainty at Tilburg University
PRESS RELEASE 14 December 2016 - As of November 1, 2016, Dr Kuno Huisman is Endowed Professor of Decision Making under Uncertainty at Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) of Tilburg University. The chair has been established with the support of ASML.
European approach to tax avoidance by multinationals only addresses symptoms
PRESS RELEASE 14 December 2016 - The current European approach to corporate tax avoidance by multinational firms focuses too much on treating symptoms. There are hardly any serious attempts to address the underlying causes of international tax avoidance.
Dictator’s ideology partly determines the extent to which they can be influenced
The extent to which a dictator believes in the ideology he propagates is a crucial factor in the decision-making process of his regime. This ideological conviction also determines the extent to which they can be influenced.
Max van der Stoel Awards 2016 awarded to three theses on human rights
On the occasion of World Human Rights Day on December 10th, the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Awards 2016 have been awarded at Tilburg University. Two PhD researchers and a master’s student received a prize for their theses: Lize Glas of Nijmegen University, Michelle Parlevliet of the University of Amsterdam and Thomislav Chokrevski of Tilburg University.
€6 million of European funding for scientists of Tilburg University
PRESS RELEASE 6 December 2016 - Three scientists from Tilburg University will each receive €2 million for the research proposals they had submitted to the European Research Council (ERC). The researchers are affiliated to three different schools: Sigrid Suetens (Tilburg School of Economics and Management), Jelte Wicherts (Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences) and Panos Delimatsis (Tilburg Law School).
Traumas of refugees and migrants neglected
PRESS RELEASE 21 November 2016 - European as well as Dutch policies on migration and victims of human trafficking should devote much more attention to the traumas people suffer during migration. That is the position Professor of Human Trafficking and Globalization Conny Rijken took in her inaugural address at Tilburg University on Friday November 18, 2016.
Honorary University Professor title bestowed on Professor Ernst Hirsch Ballin
PRESS RELEASE 18 November 2016 - During this year’s Dies Natalis, Professor Ernst Hirsch Ballin was appointed as Honorary University Professor because of his exceptional track record in the field of teaching and research. The appointment is an honorary title, but carries such privileges as more time to conduct (interdisciplinary) research.