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Humboldt Research Award for Marc Swerts14th February 2019
Prof. Marc Swerts from the Department of Communication and Cognition of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) has received a research award (Forschungspreis) from the German Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, for which he had been nominated by Prof. Dr. Bernd Möbius of Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany. The prize is worth €60,000 and will be awarded during the 47th symposium of research award winners in March 2019 in Bamberg (Germany).
Shame about poverty often increases poverty06th February 2019
Shame is more common among people who have financial difficulties and is often accompanied by behavior that actually can perpetuate poverty. For example, money is spent on status symbols instead of basic necessities, and people have less social contact. And so a vicious circle of poverty ensues. This is discussed in the research of Arnoud Plantinga for his dissertation Poor Psychology: Poverty, Shame, and Decision Making, which he defended on Friday February 1 at Tilburg University.
Stéphanie van Gulijk appointed as Professor of Private Law01st February 2019
Tilburg University has appointed Dr. Stéphanie van Gulijk as Professor of ‘Private Law, specific contracts’ at the Private Law Department of Tilburg Law School, effective February 1, 2018. Van Gulijk is specialized in specific contracts including those on services, construction, consumer sale, medical treatment and insurance.
The dark side of Information Technologies21st January 2019
New book by Anne Rutkowski on cognitive and emotional overload
PRESS RELEASE 21 January 2019 – We live in a world of limitless information. With technology advancing at an astonishingly fast pace, we are challenged to adapt to robotics and automated systems that threaten to replace us. Both at home and at work, an endless range of devices and Information Technology (IT) systems place demands upon our attention that human beings have never experienced before, but are our brains capable of processing it all?
Secret to keeping New Year’s resolutions might be type of resolutions you make19th December 2018
New Year’s Day for most people means partying, eating, drinking, having a good time with friends and family – but also means setting goals and priorities for the New Year. It’s the time of the year that resolutions are made: to lose weight, to eat healthier, to exercise more often, to get a degree, to learn a foreign language, to get a promotion at work, to save money to buy a house, etc.
Dialogue China and human rights treaty bodies is improving13th December 2018
Despite its relatively poor compliance record, as some scholars, NGOs, or states hold, China does consider itself subject to the international human rights treaty regime. There is a systemic dialogue between China and the treaty bodies, which has generally improved over time, especially on China’s part. That is one of the main conclusions of Jingjing Wu’s dissertation research, which she will defend on December 18th, 2018 at Tilburg University.
Fun shopping makes you happy04th December 2018
PERSBERICHT 4 december 2018 - People who attach great importance to buying or having things are often referred to as ‘materialistic’, which is generally regarded as being a ‘bad’ quality. Most people do not like to be labeled as ‘materialistic’ by others. In her research, PhD researcher Esther Jaspers shows that judging materialism as being ‘bad’ lacks nuance. She shows that buying and possessing things because it gives you pleasure adds to your personal happiness, and that the possession of things as a measure of status and success adds to your financial means as well as your happiness. She will defend her thesis at Tilburg University on Wednesday, December 5.
Carol Ou appointed as Professor in Information Management26th November 2018
PRESS RELEASE 26 November 2018 - Tilburg University has appointed Dr. Carol Ou as Professor of Information Management at the Department of Management in the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM), effective October 1, 2018. Her research highlights how IT can empower and restrict organizational performance and consumer behavior. She has particular teaching and research interests in digital transformation, IT governance, social and communication networks, and the design of online marketplaces, examining their impacts in corporate setting and sharing economy.
Faculties of Social Sciences join forces in ethical review19th November 2018
Utrecht - The faculties of Social and Behavioural Sciences are working together more and more in order to achieve a high-quality and harmonized ethical review of research. On Wednesday 14 November, the deans of the thirteen involved faculties in the Netherlands signed an agreement that establishes the existing cooperation in this area in the <I>National Ethics Council for Social and Behavioural Sciences.</I>
Traditional accountant must move with the times, or it is the end of the road08th November 2018
PRESS RELEASE 8-11-2018 – In 2020 we will have 40 zettabytes of stored data at our disposal, and it is predicted that after the launch of the ‘Internet of things’ in 2020 over 30 billion devices will be connected wirelessly and continuously exchanging data. In addition, the quantum computer and the latest developments in artificial intelligence point to data processing making great strides. The obvious outcome is a paradigm shift from exchanging documents to exchanging data and this will inevitably have a major impact on accounting information systems and, specifically, accountancy as a profession. This in a nutshell is the theme of the farewell address Professor Verkruijsse will deliver at Tilburg University on November 9.
Dies Natalis about Interdisciplinarity: ‘Go Beyond Borders’06th November 2018
Press release 6-11-2018 - The theme of the 91st Dies Natalis, Tilburg University’s anniversary, is interdisciplinarity. During the academic ceremony, which will take place in the university’s Auditorium on November 15, honorary doctorates will be awarded to the American Nobel Prize winner and economist Lars Hansen and the American language and computer specialist Julia Hirschberg.
Johan Wolswinkel appointed as Professor of Administrative Law, Market and Data05th November 2018
PRESS RELEASE 5 November 2018 - Tilburg University has appointed Dr. Johan Wolswinkel as Professor of Administrative Law, Market and Data at Tilburg Law School, effective November 1, 2018. Wolswinkel will be conducting research into the role of administrative law in times of economization, digitalization, and datafication.
Tobias Klein appointed as Professor of Econometrics15th October 2018
PRESS RELEASE 15 October 2018 - Tilburg University has appointed Dr. Tobias Klein as Professor of Econometrics at the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research in the Tilburg School of Economics and Management, effective October 1, 2018.
Tilburg University yet again in Top 3 Elsevier Best Studies ranking03rd October 2018
In the Elsevier Beste Studies 2018 ranking of best Dutch universities that was published today, Tilburg University is in third position among the 13 Dutch universities (based on the satisfaction of Bachelor’s students), just like last year and the year before. In 2015, we were ranked 5th. Students have also ranked six Bachelor’s and seven Master’s programs as the best of their kind.
Economic knowledge and understanding aid environmental transitions27th September 2018
Inaugural address by Professor Herman Vollebergh
PERSBERICHT 27 september 2018 - Environmental concerns loom larger than ever before. While the Paris Agreement evinces an ambitious challenge, politicians are struggling to press ahead and in the Netherlands, too, it remains to be seen whether this climate agreement initiates the great leap forwards. At the same time, criticism of the science of economics is rising, fueled by Kate Raworth’s advocacy of ‘doughnut economics’. She argues that economists have next to nothing to say about the structural social changes deemed necessary, ‘transitions’, given their preoccupation with non-existing rational people in a too limited linear world.