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Student team Tilburg University winner of national SDG-Challenge University 202010th June 2020
On June 5 the final of the SDG-Challenge University 2020 took place in Amsterdam. Fifteen student teams representing as many universities, tackled a challenge of the organization within the field of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) The student team of Tilburg University / JADS came out as winner of the Challenge.
Humanity Has to Stand up against Racism08th June 2020
Prof. Kutlay Yagmur of the Department of Culture Studies elaborates on the anti-racism demonstrations world wide and writes that all Dutch institutions need to take measures to combat racism and discrimination so that our future is not threatened with unnecessary conflicts and divisions.
Pension benefits of the elderly insufficiently protected against interest rate fluctuations08th June 2020
Under the current Dutch pension contracts, the pension benefits of participants age 60 and older are inadequately protected against interest rate fluctuations. The current defined benefits agreement, moreover, offers insufficient possibilities for distributing interest rate risk between young and old in a desirable manner.
‘Character development ties in perfectly with the aspirational motto of Tilburg University: Understanding society.’04th June 2020
Interview with Vincent Wiegerinck and Jeroen Kuilman about ‘character’ in education
Vincent Wiegerinck, until April 1, 2020 project leader of the Tilburg Educational Profile (TEP), and his successor, Jeroen Kuilman, talk about an important component of TEP: character development in education. What do we mean by character? How should it be integrated into the Bachelor’s programs? What role can lecturers and students play? And also, what effects does distance education have on TEP?
Preventing youth unemployment: lessons from past crises04th June 2020
After summer a new generation of school leavers will flow into the labour market. This labour market has been shaken up severely due to the corona crisis. How can we offer youth a good perspective and prevent youth unemployment?
Tilburg University presents first ‘edubadges’ to students02nd June 2020
Tilburg University has presented the first official edubadges to students of the Consultancy Skills course. The badge is accredited proof of skills mastered. It therefore does not only say something about knowledge, but also about character and skills. By means of these edubadges, students can profile themselves towards educational institutions or future employers.
Twitter can't do without traditional media28th May 2020
Erwin Gielens' thesis has been awarded the research master's thesis prize by the Nederlandse Sociologische Vereniging (NSV), His thesis is entitled 'Who revived the basic income debate? Investigating the role of social media in the political agenda-setting process'
Expand search terms in WorldCat Discovery27th May 2020
WorldCat Discovery can extend your entered search terms with synonyms or related terms.
Zero Hunger Lab collaborates with Welthungerhilfe26th May 2020
Tilburg University’s Zero Hunger Lab and the German non-profit NGO Welthungerhilfe (WHH) collaborate in realizing Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger.
Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private help organizations in Germany that is fighting for a world without hunger in 2030.
‘Grow It!’ app helps youngsters in corona times25th May 2020
Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital and Tilburg University have launched the ‘Grow It!’ app on May 11. This app gives young people aged 12 to 25 more insight into how they feel and provides them with a fun challenge every day to support them in these stressful corona times.
Jolien Peeters new TSHD managing director20th May 2020
The Executive Board has appointed Jolien Peeters as managing director of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD). She succeeds Cécile de Vos and interim director Hans-Georg van Liempd and will start in her new position on July 13, 2020.
TSB honours three interdisciplinary projects20th May 2020
TSB has honoured three research proposals, each with a financial contribution of €10,000 from the so-called 'Herbert Simon Research Institute Cross-cutting Themes Seed Funding' to support cross-departmental research to address societal problems that require interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise within the themes: Adaptive societies, organizations and workers, Healthy lifespan and Personalized prevention and care.
High score for Tilburg University economics research19th May 2020
In the recently published ‘Tilburg University Top 100 of Economics Schools Research Ranking 2015-2019’, 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 42nd place.
'International collaboration more indispensable than ever'19th May 2020
In the corona crisis, international collaboration is more indispensable than ever. This is argued by the Advisory Council on International Affairs in an advisory letter to the Netherlands government. Professor Mirjam van Reisen (Tilburg University) is one of the authors of this advice.
VSNU publishes e-zine ‘Universities in times of corona’15th May 2020
Today, VSNU chairman Pieter Duisenberg presented the e-zine ‘Universities in times of corona’ to Ingrid Van Engelshoven, Minister of Education, Culture and Science. The e-zine contains a selection of the corona-related research and initiatives of universities in The Netherlands.