News and Events Tilburg University
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.
Dutch lawmakers should strengthen citizenship education now
The new criteria for citizenship education in primary and secondary education proposed by the government come just at the right moment, now that the Dutch education system is at a new crossroads. This is what Professor of Education Law Paul Zoontjens argues at the ocassion of his valedictory address on 17 May 2019.
Personality tests: pigeonholing or learning instrument?
Personality tests enjoy great popularity in business, human resource development (HRD), and adult education settings. However, the appeal of these tests to some is harshly criticized by others. In her dissertation 'Pigeonholing or Learning Instrument', Henriette Lundgren poses central questions about how personality tests are being used in developmental settings, and to what extent their application can be perceived as ethical.
Male and female stereotypes may have a negative impact on business performance
New research by Hans van Dijk and Marloes van Engen (Tilburg University) shows that assumptions and stereotypes about men and women may have a negative impact on the performance of organizations. Removing prejudices with Human Library initiatives could be a solution.
Interview on chatbots: “I li-ke y-ou t-oo”
Can we strike up a friendship with a chatting robot? So researchers Marjolijn Antheunis and Emmelyn Croes wondered. The answer is ‘no’, or at any rate: not just yet.
CoRPS celebrates its tenth anniversary
On May 10, research institute CoRPS celebrates its tenth anniversary with a symposium on Psychocardiology.
Language of Comics, BBC interview Neil Cohn
Can a sequence of images be 'read' like a series of words?