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Response of the Executive Board to the Open Letter for an Anti-Racist University18th June 2020
The Executive Board has taken note of the letter from a group of students following the global anti-racism demonstrations. We understand the legitimate concerns that exist and highly appreciate the commitment of our students. Please read the full response of the Executive Board.
#blacklivesmatter hashtag activism primed for major impact18th June 2020
Professor Jan Blommaert specializes in superdiversity and has written extensively on identity, culture, and racism. He is Professor of Language, culture, and globalization as well as Director of Babylon, Center for the Study of Superdiversity. Tineke Bennema talked to him about the significance of the worldwide antiracism demonstrations.
New platform social distancing society16th June 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on our society. Tilburg University, harnessing its focus on the humanities and the social sciences, deploys the research and expertise it fosters to help find answers.
Mirjam van Reisen raises € 2 million for research into Digital Education for Resilience in Africa15th June 2020
Mirjam van Reisen, professor of International Relations, Innovation and Care, recently obtained three grants for her research, totalling € 2 million. The programmes focus on strengthening digital opportunities in Africa through capacity building and education.
Greedy CEOs invest less in corporate social responsibility and undermine their organization’s resilience12th June 2020
Organizations led by more greedy CEOs before the global financial crisis of 2008 suffered more severe consequences of that systemic shock. That is one of the main conclusions by organization scientists from Antwerp and Tilburg based on a recent study that will be published in the Journal of Management.
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. In addition to the usual credits, students also received online badges. The badge is accredited proof of skills mastered.
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.