Overview articles Tilburg University Magazine
Tilburg University Magazine is an online magazine about Tilburg University's education and research and the impact these have on society. The magazine connects the university with its alumni and relations from the world of business, politics, and social organizations.
How Tilburg University is embracing entrepreneurship
With a Bachelor’s program that started in 2020 and inclusion in the institution’s educational profile, Tilburg University is embracing entrepreneurship. These innovations are closely aligned with social trends. “Increasing numbers of students but also researchers see entrepreneurship as a way of expressing their social commitment.”
Harsher punishment is unscientific and causes even more suffering
After spending his entire working career of 35 years at Tilburg University, Professor Marc Groenhuijsen is leaving. A week before his valedictory address, he talks about his commitment to a just society, his interest in criminal law and the voice of victims, his work as a down-to-earth judge and what changes there have been at the university and in society as a whole when it comes to the law.
PROFIEL study contributes to quality of life of people with cancer
Better care for cancer patients and survivors. That is the purpose of the PROFIEL study, an international collaboration to collect and share data on the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors. The study was initiated in 2004 by researchers of Tilburg University and the Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation (IKNL). Psychologist Dr. Floortje Mols is one of the three project managers and likes to talk about PROFIEL: “It is a wonderful example of academic and practical collaboration that benefits the quality of life for people struggling with this serious condition. In our research, patients and their best interests always come first.”
Anyone can learn to be an entrepreneur
Even after your studies, you will never stop learning. Our lecturers are happy to give you tips on how to deepen your knowledge. Wynand Bodewes, Academic Director of the Bachelor’s program Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation, recommends a TED Talk and even a MOOC on entrepreneurship.
What motivates Jaap Paauwe is fascination with the welfare of working people
Throughout his career Professor Jaap Paauwe has been committed to building bridges between hard values like performance and the softer ones of employee wellbeing, as well as between science and practice. His forthcoming book is also a way of giving back to professionals working in the field: five questions to inspire HR policy to benefit performance, wellbeing, and job satisfaction. Time to submit five questions to Jaap Paauwe.
Dress of notes to remember student days
Alumna Mila Chuncheva from Bulgaria recently graduated from Tilburg University. She made a dress from her notes. These were only notes from her first year, because after that she switched to the laptop. Still, she managed to make a dress with her lecture notes and namely those of four of her least favorite subjects. Read more about Mila's experiences at Tilburg University and about 'the making of' the paper dress with which she ended her time as a student at Tilburg University.
In Augustus 2016 Fizzah Malik from Pakistan started in her Master Program at Tilburg University. With the scholarship provided by the Tilburg School of Economics and Management alumni, she obtained her master degree in Economics.
The journey that Sunday Heagbetus made from his homeland Liberia until he arrived at Tilburg University can be called admirable to say the least. During the interview with Sunday, it becomes clear what this optimist endured before he could take a seat in the lecture halls in Tilburg to follow a master's economy (track sustainability & growth).
In August 2017. Tea Kipshidze travelled from Georgia to Tilburg University. She will stay for two full years and will take the research master's in Sociology. In this program she focuses on the acquisition and development of the statistical knowledge needed for her future research plans. Gathering this knowledge contributes to her goal of tackling one of Georgia's biggest problems: social inequality.
Economic Psychology: Ultimately human behavior always makes the difference
How do people make choices, what effect do these choices have on their behavior, wellbeing, and satisfaction, and what is the impact on their social and economic environment? These are the key questions in Economic Psychology. Professor Marcel Zeelenberg shares his expertise in this unique 'Tilburg' research area with a broad audience: "The discipline is basically about people and how to facilitate or guide human behavior. To be able to do so, you first need to understand.”
PhD fieldwork results in art exhibition exploring stereotypes and representations in research
During fieldwork for her PhD thesis in Palermo, Italy, Maria Shaidrova discovered that the way we do research with or otherwise address migrant communities in the West can be quite patronizing and even colonial. She decided not only to address that in her research but also do something about it. That’s how the conceptual exhibition ILOI (“queen”) was born.
Focusing on technology to solve the corona crisis distracts from the much wider problem
This summer many holidaymakers will rely on the EU vaccination QR code to travel around safely while at the same time the delta variant of the corona virus is gaining ground. Does this and other technology such as track & tracing apps help to solve the crisis? Tilburg Law School researcher Dr. Linnet Taylor argues that European governments are relying too much on technology because that is easier than taking a wide array of social measures. She leads the Global Data Justice Project, seeking to understand how data serves the public interest.