News and Events Tilburg University
Better reward football players like Jackie Groenen
Women's football is on the rise. The Dutch national team is hot. But there is still no equality with men. That must change, argues Martine Prange, Tilburg professor of Philosophy and former professional footballer in the Volkskrant on the eve of the World Cup in France.
TILT's 25th Anniversary Year: Events in June
TILT's anniversary events in June will revolve around "Health" and is organized by Robin Pierce and Tineke Broer.
Call for Papers: 'Governing Data as a Resource'
The Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) and the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) are pleased to announce a workshop on 'Governing Data as a Resource'.
‘The future belongs to social entrepreneurs’
‘We believe that a sustainable and honest world for everyone starts at home, with ourselves. We believe in empathy, guts, and entrepreneurship. That is why we invest in enterprising and responsible leaders.’ These are the first few lines of the mission statement of student association Enactus. Words that tie in perfectly with what Tilburg University wants to impress upon its students. High time, therefore, to talk to Fimme Jagersma, president of Enactus Tilburg.
We need to relearn how to deal with wolves
Wolves have returned to the Netherlands - how do we protect them and cattle at the same time? By influencing mutual contact between humans and wolves, according to new research.
‘Tilburg University has worked in Artificial Intelligence for decades’
Of the 110 billion people who have ever lived on Earth, fewer than 600 have seen the Earth from space. Fifty years after the ‘Earth rise’ photo, fifty years after the first man on the moon, SPACEBUZZ has teamed up with astronaut André Kuipers to inspire children to become ambassadors of planet Earth. By means of an innovative educational virtual reality program, children can experience an astronaut’s perspective of the Earth, the so-called ‘overview effect’ in a special spacecraft.
Common approach towards wilderness protection in Antarctica urgently needed
Growing tourism in Antarctica is posing an increasing threat to the wilderness. In order to improve protection, the Antarctic Treaty Parties should take urgent action and find a common approach, says Dr. Antje Neumann.
Tilburg University Twitter dashboard continuously measures political mood in EU
Marketing Analytics students at Tilburg University have designed a Twitter dashboard that measures data on the European elections and visualizes them in real time. It shows, for example, that LGBT rights is a trending topic in Poland, while migration is commanding a great deal of attention in Italy and Bulgaria. After the elections, the students can use the data for graduation projects.
Harald Benink in Nieuwsuur about ‘Hanzeliga’, with a response from the Minister of Finance
Harald Benink, Professor of Banking and Finance, was a guest on the Dutch current affairs television program Nieuwsuur.
People with happy spouses may live longer
Research suggests that having a happy spouse leads to a longer marriage, and now study results show that it’s associated with a longer life, too. The study by social psychologist Olga Stavrova at Tilburg University was published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Large international conference on Regulation, Law & Technology
Technology is transforming society on many fronts. In recent years, we have seen the sustained move from atoms to bits, rise of social media and the sharing economy, and the rapid development of cloud computing, big data, smart devices, and robotics.
Gerine Lodder on short list NewScientist Talent
Four Dutch and one Flemish researchers have a chance of becoming the NewScientist Talent 2019. Over the past two weeks, around 8,500 people have voted on a long list of 50 research talents, including three nominees from Tilburg University. Opinion of the jury and the voters resulted in a top five. Gerine Lodder, who works at the Developmental Psychology of TSB, is one of them. She conducts research into loneliness among youngsters.
Tilburg University response to Van Rijn Committee advice
Today the advisory committee on higher education, the Van Rijn Committee, is presenting its recommendations on short-term and long-term funding of higher education in the Netherlands. The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) has considered the committee report and has expressed its view in the press release below.
“To me, character means: educating students to become resilient citizens of the world”
When Emile Aarts first became Rector Magnificus, the current Tilburg Educational Profile ‘Knowledge, Skills, and Character’ was adopted and implementation of the profile was initiated. A few years down the road, now seems a good moment to look back with the Rector and take stock. What characterizes the Tilburg Educational Profile? Where do we stand now? What, in this view, should be the next few steps? And what is his own definition of character?
High score economics research Tilburg University
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 39th place.