News and Events Tilburg University
PhD Defence Matthias Packeiser
On 17 September 2019, at 1.30, Matthias Packeiser will defend his PhD, 'Peace through Law: A Study of the Period between 1899 and 1914' in the context of a joint degree between the universities of Tilburg and Hamburg. Superisors are Markus Kotzur, Randall Lesaffer and Stefan Oeter.
Prof. Klaas Sijtsma appointed interim rector magnificus
The Board of Governors of Tilburg University announced the appointment of Prof. Klaas Sijtsma as interim rector magnificus, effective from September 1
NWO grant for research project "Data-inspired creativity" in collaboration with Talpa media
In the changing media landscape, ever-increasing amounts of digital data are being created that are being used to reach an increasingly fragmented audience. Under the leadership of Joris Ebbers, affiliated with the University of Amsterdam, 12 researchers - including the Tilburg University researcher Franceso Lelli (TiSEM) - received an NWO grant of € 630,000 for the research project "Data-inspired creativity: The use of big data in cross-media creative innovation processes".
From TOP Week to the Opening Academic Year: Our academic traditions
TOP Week is traditionally the beginning of your studies in Tilburg: a week in which you are submerged in the life that is awaiting you as a student. This modern tradition is always followed by the official Opening of the Academic Year, on the first Monday in September. According to custom, professors in academic dress walk in a cortège to the Auditorium, preceded by the Beadle, who is the Master of Ceremonies. The university attaches great importance to traditions, both old and new, because they bind us together as a community. If you are new to this community, you might need some explanation of these concepts and traditions.
Mental health disclosure at work –how to influence a good outcome
Whether disclosure of mental health issues in the work environment works out positively or not is dependent on many factors, of which especially the communication process is of crucial importance, as was shown by a new study by Evelien Brouwers PhD and colleagues (Tranzo).
Tilburg University Campus smoke-free from August 15
Tilburg University is a frontrunner where smoke-free campuses are concerned. State Secretary Blokhuis for Health, Welfare and Sport has imposed a total ban on smoking at all education institutions in the Netherlands from August 1, 2020. The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) will enforce the smoking ban. Tilburg University introduces the new non-smoking policy from as early as August 15, 2019.
TOP Week welcomes 3,700 new students to Tilburg
TOP Week, the annual introduction week for new Tilburg students in higher education, will welcome 3,700 participants this year.
Manipulation of the CO2 emissions system threatens climate targets
Manipulation of European Union Emissions Trading system (EU ETS) by the buy, bank, burn program compensates unregulated emissions while regulated sectors carry a large part of the burden. This distorts the balance between regulated firms and non-regulated projects, so parties outside the EU ETS can be virtuous at the cost of others. Environmental economists Reyer Gerlagh and Roweno Heijmans of the Tilburg School of Economics & Management discovered a leak in the system.
NWO rewards 3 research proposals: on prenatal anxiety, healthier food intake and genetic disorders
Three NWO Veni's for researchers at Tilburg University on prenatal anxiety on mother-infant neural synchronity (Marion van den Heuvel, TSB), healthier food intake (Frans Folkvord, TSHD), and data analysis to determine the cause of genetic disorders (Marleen Balvert, TiSEM).
Are we well prepared for possible cross-border outbreaks of resistant bacteria?
The spread of resistant bacteria may pose a serious threat to public health within and between countries. It is vital that potential outbreaks are responded to quickly and effectively in cross-border cooperation and through the integration of networks of healthcare institutions and professionals. A test, in which Dutch and German healthcare professionals were questioned on an outbreak scenario, shows that there is a good basis for cooperation, but that there is still room for improvement in terms of cross-border coordination, working relationships and trust in the networks.
KWF/Alpe d'Huzes contributes € 450,000 for cancer research
Hester Trumpetter (Dept. Medical and Clinical Psychology, TSB) has received a € 468,328 grant from KWF Kankerbestrijding for research into online psychotherapy for (former) cancer patients with neuropathic pain. The subsidy has been raised indirectly through Alpe d’Huzes.
Digital Confession Box at Lowlands festival
Why should we share our feelings or secrets with a chatbot? And would we perhaps share more intimate secrets with a chatbot than we would with a human interlocutor? This is investigated by Emmelyn Croes, Marjolijn Antheunis, Chris van der Lee, and Jan de Wit, from the Department of Communication and Cognition (TSHD) at Tilburg University. The way they are going to go about this is by conducting an experiment at Lowlands called ‘digital confession box’, scheduled from August 16 through August 18.
#5 worldwide in Business Administration – Shanghai Ranking 2019
Tilburg University maintains its position among the best universities in the world for Business Administration (5), Finance (12), and Management (27). In addition, we have reached our highest ranking yet for Law, Psychology, Sociology, and Public Administration (51-75 range). We are proud of the contributions all our academics are making by conducting relevant and important research and incorporating this in their courses.
Symposium on mayors and the rule of law well-attended
Wim van de Donk, the King’s Commissioner in Brabant, is very concerned about the credibility of the the rule of law in our country. He voiced his concern on Friday, June 21, at the well-attended symposium ‘De burgemeester: vriend of vijand van de rechtsstaat?’ (‘Mayors, friends or enemies of the rule of law?’), organized by Niels Karsten (Public Law & Governance).
Fruitful visit Chinese delegation Zhejiang University
Together with their Dutch counterparts, the Chinese academics identified several themes for research collaboration, such as e-commerce, big data in finance and the digital transformation of organizations.