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Sigrid Suetens appointed as Professor of Behavioral Economics06th March 2018
PRESS RELEASE 6. March 2018 -
Sigrid Suetens has been appointed as Professor of Behavioral Economics, effective from February 1, 2018. Suetens works at the Economics Department of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) at Tilburg University.
Whistleblowers often suffer from severe psychological problems19th February 2018
PRESS RELEASE 19 February 2018 - Whistleblowers play a very important and indispensable role in society. However the effects of blowing the whistle on whistleblowers are dramatic, according to a new empirical study of Tilburg University. About 80% report very negative effects on work and wages, and almost 50% very negative effects on family life. About 45% suffer from clinical levels of mental health problems such as anxiety and/or depressive symptoms.
Depending on PTSD-symptoms levels, traumas have a negative or positive impact on loneliness24th January 2018
PRESS RELEASE 24 January 2018 - Loneliness weakens the (mental) health. After traumatic events, some of the victims suffer from loneliness. Victims with very severe PTSD-symptom levels more often suffer from loneliness than victims with very low PTS-symptom levels. But, non-victims more often suffer from loneliness than victims with very low PTS-symptom levels.
Hugo Reumkens appointed Chair of the Tilburg University Board of Governors28th December 2017
Persbericht 28 december 2017 - Lawyer Hugo Reumkens (Tilburg, 1969) has been appointed Chairperson of the Tilburg University Board of Governors as of 1 January 2018. Reumkens is a partner at the renowned Amsterdam law firm Van Doorne, which advises leading Dutch and international companies, financial service providers, the semi-public sector and governmental institutions. The firm also fulfills the role of Government attorney.
Paulina Snijders appointed Vice-President of the Executive Board14th December 2017
Press Release 14-12-2017 The Executive Board has appointed Paulina Snijders Vice-President and member of the Executive Board as of February 15, 2018. Snijders is currently Director of Control and Compliance at the Erasmus Medical Center and a member of the Supervisory Board of Bernhoven Hospital. As Vice-President of the Executive Board at Tilburg University she will be responsible for the Operational Management Portfolio.
Secret surveillance methods in the Digital Age: How to ensure human rights protection12th December 2017
PRESS RELEASE 12 December 2017 - Secret surveillance powers of authorities are reaching unprecedented levels in the Digital Age, raising challenges for the protection of human rights such as the right to privacy. In her inaugural address at Tilburg University on Friday, December 15th 2017. Prof. Eleni Kosta analyzes the right to privacy and its justified limitations as stipulated in the European Convention on Human Rights in relation to secret surveillance. What is the capacity of the existing framework to mitigate the challenges?
Climate-smart agriculture requires radical policy changes11th December 2017
PRESS RELEASE 11 December 2017 - At all levels of agricultural regulation – national, European, and international – important changes are required to be able to address the challenges of climate change. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is crucial, on the one hand, to mitigate climate damage to the agricultural sector and, on the other hand, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as increase the food production for the growing world population. However, the legal instruments to stimulate CSA are absent or are inadequately developed.
Traumas do not impact job satisfaction11th December 2017
PRESS RELEASE 11 December 2017 - Each year about a quarter of all workers will be confronted potentially traumatic events, such as crime, accidents, serious illness or death of a significant other. Part of the affected workers will develop very severe posttraumatic stress symptoms. However, in contrast to our expectations these events and symptoms do not have a negative impact on job satisfaction.
For the 4th time: Tilburg University best communicating university07th December 2017
7 December 2017 - For the fourth time in a row, Tilburg University has been voted the best communicating university in the biannual Impact Ranking by the Hague Bureau ScienceWorks and Elsevier. This ranking, that consists of various components, indicates which university has had most social impact. The award was presented at a conference on social impact in the humanities and social and behavioral sciences in Amsterdam on December 7.
Slavery in Libya organised by ‘fixers’ – Research Tilburg University confirms CNN reports01st December 2017
Pressrelease 1-12-2017 - Academic researchers of Tilburg University come to the conclusion that slavery in Libya is part of a large organisation of human trafficking in which ‘fixers’ collaborate with some high officials in Africa and in Europe. CNN reported two weeks ago that Africans are auctioned in Libya.
Max van der Stoel Awards 2017 awarded to four theses on human rights01st December 2017
PRESS RELEASE 1 December 2017 - 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 two master’s students received a prizes for their theses on aspects of human rights.
Knowledge, Skills, and Character: Essay Educational Vision21st November 2017
Publication by Herman de Regt and Alkeline van Lenning: Exploring an Educational Vision for Tilburg University
PRESS RELEASE 21 November 2017 - During the Anniversary (Dies) Celebration on November 16, the essay Exploring an Educational Vision for Tilburg University by Dean of University College Alkeline van Lenning and philosopher Herman de Regt was presented. This essay lies at the basis of the new Tilburg Educational Vision. This vision can be summarized as ‘knowledge, skills, and character’.
Keuzegids Universities 2018: Three Tilburg University Bachelors rank #114th November 2017
Press Release 14-11-2017 - Three Tilburg University Bachelor’s programs have been ranked as the best in their field. This is shown by the rankings in the Keuzegids Universities 2018, in which all academic Bachelor’s programs in the Netherlands are assessed and compared. Among the thirteen Dutch universities, Tilburg University is fourth in the ranking of best Bachelor’s programs.
Long-term PTSD-symptoms undermine coping self-efficacy02nd November 2017
PRESS RELEASE 2 November 2017 - The higher the coping self-efficacy, the lower the posttraumatic distress (PTSD) in the first months after experiencing a shocking event. In the long-term, however, PTSD-symptoms start to undermine victims’ coping self-efficacy. This is one of the findings of new research by Tilburg University in the Netherlands.
Why disseminating new ideas often fails02nd November 2017
PRESS RELEASE 2 November 2017 - When are creative ideas both new and useful? We normally only get to see the success stories, which makes it difficult to conclude if new ideas do indeed tend to be more useful than ideas that are only marginally original. Recent research shows that it is social factors rather than usefulness that decide if new ideas are successful or not.