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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.
More transparency in corporation tax?12th September 2018
Double inaugural address by Professors Stan Stevens and Ton Stevens
The Panama papers exposed many irregularities concerning corporations that divert money to tax havens. As calls for transparency are growing, the question that is raised with increasing frequency is whether the time has come for corporation tax to be reformed. In their inaugural address on September 14, Professors Stan Stevens and Ton Stevens will consider two aspects of fiscal transparency. The first of these is transparency in terms of public access to information about taxation, the government’s tax policy, and companies’ fiscal strategies. The second aspect is transparency in terms of training the fiscal camera on the stakeholders behind the company’s legal form. Both professors will address the question whether more fiscal transparency is advisable.
Professor Boudewijn Haverkort appointed Dean of TSHD12th September 2018
Persbericht 12-9-2018 Professor Boudewijn Haverkort is the new Dean of the Tilburg School for Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD). He succeeds Professor W.B. Drees, and the Executive Board today announced that the new Dean will assume office on January 1st 2019.
Gijs van de Kuilen appointed Professor of Decision Making under Uncertainty17th July 2018
PRESS RELEASE 17 July 2018 -
As of July 1, 2018, Professor Gijs van de Kuilen has been appointed to the Chair of Decision Making under Uncertainty. Van de Kuilen is affiliated to the department of Economics of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) of Tilburg University.
Patrick Kenis appointed as Professor of Public Governance02nd July 2018
PRESS RELEASE 2 July 2018 - Patrick Kenis has been appointed as Professor of Public Governance, effective July 1, 2018, and as Managing Director of TIG (Tilburg Institute of Governance), an interdisciplinary research and teaching institute at the interface of Public Administration, Economics, and Law.
Dr. Floris Bex appointed as Professor of Data Science and the Judiciary01st July 2018
Tilburg University has appointed Dr. Floris Bex as Endowed Professor of Data Science and the Judiciary from July 1, 2018. Bex will investigate the added value of data science and artificial intelligence for the law and the judicial system.
Tilburg University once again best general university28th June 2018
PRESSRELEASE 28 June 2018 - As in 2016 and 2017, overall student satisfaction at Tilburg University is highest of all general universities in the Netherlands. This is apparent from the figures of the National Student Survey (NSE) over the academic year 2017-2018.
The role of Spanish female jihadists in recruitment networks25th June 2018
Press release 25-6-2018 Female jihadists are systematically overlooked in terrorism research. Claudia Carvalho, who received her PhD on 19 June, followed the online radicalization and recruitment process led by Spanish and Moroccan jihadist women. They managed to create networks on Facebook and on other social media, especially targeting other women.
A single program for startups in Brabant18th June 2018
Press release - 18 June 2018. Startup companies in Brabant are getting a boost. The six Brabant institutions of higher education, the province of Noord-Brabant and all regional development initiatives are joining forces to support startups through a joint program called Braventure. The festive launch took place on Thursday, 21 June in the Van der Valk Hotel in Tilburg.
Jan Peter van den Toren appointed as Professor of Practice in ‘Entrepreneurship in Ecosystems’22nd May 2018
PRESS RELEASE 22 May 2018 - Tilburg University has appointed Jan Peter van den Toren as Professor of Practice in ‘Entrepreneurship in Ecosystems’, effective May 1, 2018. Van den Toren will bring his personal entrepreneurship and his expertise in the field of stimulating entrepreneurship to bear on the education and research at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management. Van den Toren is a partner and managing director of Birch Consultants BV.
Three teachers receive prestigious Comenius grants23rd April 2018
NWO/NRO (Netherlands Initiative for Education Research) has awarded teachers Tessa Leesen of University College and Marie Postma of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences a Senior Fellowship. This was announced by NWO today. Earlier this month, a Comenius Teacher project initiated by Rob Jansen of the Tilburg School of Behavioral Sciences, in collaboration with Remco Mannak and John Goedee, was awarded a grant.
Koen Becking appointed Honorary Professor at Stellenbosch University27th March 2018
Press release - 27/3/2018 - Tilburg University President Koen Becking has been appointed Honorary Professor of the School of Public Leadership (SPL) at Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa. He has been an Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch since 2003, but has now been appointed Honorary Professor in recognition of his authority and example as public leader who can also contribute to strengthening ties between Tilburg and SU.
Ian Sumner appointed as Professor of Private International Law and Family Law19th March 2018
PRESS RELEASE 19 March 2018 - Tilburg University has appointed Dr. Ian Sumner as Professor of Private International Law and Family Law. Sumner’s research deals with methods that might be used to improve laws and regulations governing cross-border family disputes. The chair is part of the Tilburg Institute of Private Law at Tilburg Law School.
Keuzegids Masters 2018: Tilburg University offers eight top programs08th March 2018
According to the Keuzegids Masters 2018, no fewer than eight of Tilburg University’s Master’s programs are among the best Dutch universities have to offer. These Master’s programs have been awarded the ‘top program’ quality label. An additional seven Master’s programs rank first in their field.