News and Events Tilburg University
Unemployment during the Great Recession feeds left-wing populism; unauthorized immigration flows feed right-wing populism
In the past decade, there has been a great rise in populism in many western democracies. This has led to the emergence of radical and populist politicians. In his PhD research, Shuai Chen investigats the influence of recent unemployment during the Great Recession and the vast influx of unauthorized immigrants on the growth of populism. He shows there is a difference between the populism caused by economic factors and the populism caused by cultural factors.
Call for nominations for the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award
The Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research (NNHRR) and Tilburg Law School are calling for Dutch and Flemish university faculties to submit nominations for the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award.
Increase quality of care with population management
Population management (PM), the use of data for a specific group, is increasingly being used to clarify problems in healthcare. In this way, poor-scoring healthcare providers can be identified and regional differences can be explained. Roy Hendrikx analysed data from dozens of PM initiatives in the US, the UK and the Netherlands (such as Zorgkaart Nederland). Conclusion: PM initiatives do not always achieve their goals. On Friday 21 June he will defend his dissertation ‘Measuring Populations, in search of methods to evaluate health and experienced quality of care’ at Tilburg University.
First-Ever SDG Index and Dashboards Report for European Cities
Recently, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which co-produces the Sustainable Development Report (formerly SDG Index and Dashboards), in partnership with the Brabant Center for Sustainable Development (Telos, Tilburg University), released the first-ever SDG Index and Dashboards Report for European Cities.
Eijffinger: does populism threaten the independence of the ECB?
This week, the annual ECB Forum was held in Sintra, Portugal, with all the leaders of the international banking world. Among them was Tilburg's professor of Financial Economics, Sylvester Eijffinger. Eijffinger asked the panel, including Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, whether the rise of populism in Europe poses a threat to the independence of the European Central Bank (ECB).
New values research in the Netherlands: More tolerance, more pride, and different kinds of religiosity
The Dutch have become more tolerant with regard to sexual-ethical aspects of life, are more proud of their Dutch citizenship, have more faith in people and believe less in God. Young people who do not consider themselves religious turn out to be no less social than religious youngsters.
Education Minister awards grant to Tilburg University Junior
The Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, has approved a grant application for the Students4Students project of Tilburg University Junior (Science Hub).
Visit to Minister van Engelshoven as part of the NWA Start Impulse
On Monday, June 3, Ton Wilthagen visited Minister van Engelshoven (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science) together with a delegation from JOIN (young people in a resilient society) and soceital partners.
TILT participates in large project on Internet of Things Dutch National Research Agenda
TILT (Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society) participates in the INTERSECT project about the Internet of Things which was awarded over 8 million euros by NWO in the context of the Dutch National Research Agenda.
Diversity or Inclusiveness?
Last fall, I submitted an application for funding from the Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO Comenius) to teach a class called “Learning to Discuss Race.” To my surprise, my application was rejected because the committee found discussing race “ethically problematic.” Instead of using the word “race,” they told me, I should have used the term “diversity.”
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.
‘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.