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Dutch identity management systems on children and migrants render these groups more vulnerable
PRESS RELEASE 3 November 2016 - Digital modes of prevention have earned growing prominence in Dutch youth care, law enforcement, immigration and border control. However, the use of identity management systems (IDM) as a tool increases the risk of stigmatization and discrimination. That is one of the conclusions Karolina La Fors draws in her PhD research which she defended at Tilburg University on November 2nd 2016.
Green car taxes: Lower CO2 emissions
PRESS RELEASE 3-10-2016 - 12% of the total CO2 emissions in the EU is caused by private cars. Therefore the EU pursues an active policy to reduce these CO2 emissions by means of green car taxes, stimulating the purchase of cleaner cars. Consumers react to higher taxes by trading their ‘polluting’ gasoline-powered vehicles for ‘cleaner’ (i.e., less CO2-emitting) diesel-powered cars. However, this will possibly lead to more particulate matter emissions.
TiSEM ranks 11th in THE World Universities Subject Ranking’s Business and Economics
Press Release 29-9-2016 - Tilburg University is ranking 11th in the Times Higher Education World Subject Ranking in the field of economics & business. Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) is thus the best Dutch School in this discipline. With renowned universities like Harvard and Stanford in the US and Oxford and Cambridge in England, TiSEM belongs to the best schools of economics in the world. Tilburg University has a sound international outlook as well as an excellent reputation in both teaching and research among scientists worldwide.
Tilburg University rises to third position in Elsevier’s best universities ranking
Press Release 29-9-2016 - In Elsevier ranking of best Dutch universities, Tilburg University is now in third position among the thirteen Dutch universities, based on the satisfaction of Bachelor’s students. Last year, we ranked fifth. The students have also ranked four Bachelor’s and six Master’s programs at Tilburg University as the best of their kind.
Tilburg Law School to invest € 2.5 million in innovative PhD research
PRESS RELEAE 26 September 2016 - Tilburg Law School has appointed thirteen young researchers who, between September 2016 and February 2017, will start with innovative PhD research, for instance, into the role of the law in the use of Big Bata. The investment involved amounts to approximately € 2.5 million.
New web app spots statistical errors in academic papers
PRESS RELEASE 26 September 2016 - Methodologists from Tilburg University and the University of Amsterdam have developed a simple web app that can automatically detect statistical errors in psychology research papers.
Tilburg University rises in Times Higher Education World University Ranking
PRESS RELEASE 21 Sept. 2016 - In the past few years, Tilburg University has steadily risen in the Times Higher Education Ranking and now has a place in the top 200. This is mainly due to the rise in the number of citations and the improved research reputation. In addition, the number of PhD defenses has increased.
Tilburg University launches Diggit Magazine
PRESS RELEASE 1 September 2016 - On September 1st the Department of Culture Studiess from Tilburg University has launched Diggit Magazine (www.diggitmagazine.com), a unique platform for online academic news, information and reflection. It is also a new learning and knowledge tool that is integrally connected to the Bachelor Online Culture: Art, Media and Society and the Master programs in Cultures Studies of Tilburg University.
Social robot helps teaching toddlers a second language
- press release July 4th 2016 - In cooperation with a consortium of European universities and companies, researchers at the Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) at Tilburg University are developing a social robot that is designed to interact naturally with young children to help them learn English or Dutch. The experiment that was launched in Tilburg is the first in the world in which a social robot offers a language program for toddlers from various cultural and language backgrounds. The ultimate aim of the project is to develop a series of language programs in various domains, for instance, numbers and spatial concepts.
Caught in the wire: European border fences threaten wildlife
PRESS RELEASE 23 June 2016 - The ongoing refugee crisis in Europe has seen many countries rush to construct security fences along their borders. These fences, however, do not only affect people, but unintentionally block the movements of wild animals as well.
Economics research Tilburg University ranking among the best in the world
PRESS RELEASE 15 June 2016 - 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 20th place.
New juridical practices and technological advances are profoundly mutating international legal rule
PRESS RELEASE 23 May 2016 - International law’s classical map is evolving into a quantum map of complex juridical practices that are reshaping the legal globe. The older law of nations now interacts with, rather than dominates, novel juridical practices and rules of global scale, and this has opened new possibilities for state and non-state actors to claim “legality” when they harm, profit or pollute.
Student satisfaction at Tilburg University continues to rise
PRESS RELEASE 12 May 2016 - In 2016, students at Tilburg University are even more positive about their programs than in previous years. As regards overall student satisfaction on programs, Tilburg University now ranks third in the list of all thirteen universities in the Netherlands. This is shown by the figures from the annual National Student Survey (NSE) over 2015-2016.
National Dutch Philosophy Day ("Dag van de Filosofie"): 'Borders'
Saturday April 16, 2016 in theatre De NWE Vorst in Tilburg
PRESSRELEASE 14-03-2016 - The annual national Dutch Philosophy Day (“Dag van de Filosofie”) will take place on Saturday April 16, 2016 and will relate to the theme of the Dutch-Flemish Philosophy Month (“Maand van de Filosofie”): ‘Borders’.
Daniel Smit appointed professor of Corporate Taxation and Corporate Finance at Tilburg University
PRESS RELEASE 7 April 2016 - Dr Daniel Smit (1976), tax lawyer at EY, has been appointed professor at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management for a period of five years. As of 1 April 2016, he is holder of the chair in Corporate Taxation and Corporate Finance: The Corporate Taxation of Multinational Enterprises in a Global Economy and Corporate Finance.