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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.
“We hit on each other in class”: Marieke and Rens fell in love on campus
Many loves have their origins on campus, though not all of them last. Some campus couples are still together to this day. Towards the university's 100th anniversary, we collect their love stories. Marieke van der Ven (33) and Rens Nissen (34) both studied Econometrics at Tilburg University. They met in 2006 during their very first proper introduction to the university: TIK Week.
ChatGPT is a pleaser through and through
Everyone will have to deal with ChatGPT and similar large language models sooner rather than later, scientists say. Professor of Communication and Cognition Emiel Krahmer and researcher Chris Emmery have been involved in research on AI and computers for quite some time now and are closely following the launching of the chatbot. It will completely change the way we write, but little thought has been given to its impact, they argue. However, the bot should never be allowed to answer medical questions.
Behind the Tech of ChatGPT
Even after your studies, you will never stop learning. Our lecturers are happy to give you tips on how to deepen your knowledge. Eric Postma, professor Artificial Intelligence, gave a lecture on ChatGPT. This 'writing bot' has caused quite a stir in recent months. Is it a great tool or a dangerous development?
Frank van Pamelen: Talent
Comedian, writer, poet, grand artist and alumnus Frank van Pamelen reflects on talent.
Feeling trapped in your job? Tips for employees and employers from Dr Merel Feenstra-Verschure
One in five workers who are dissatisfied with their job feel unable to leave it of their own accord, according to doctoral research by Merel Feenstra-Verschure. As a result, employees often stay too long in a job that is no longer really suited to them. How can we avoid this? Read the tips for employers and employees.
Language and Preparatory Program prepares students to study at a university
Young people who have to flee their home country while they are still in secondary or tertiary education usually wish to continue their studies in the Netherlands. But in a new language and a different education system, that can be quite a challenge. How do we help them learn Dutch and move on to higher education?
‘After the fall of Kabul, everything changed’
In June 2021, Abobaker Rahmani came from Afghanistan to the Netherlands full of ambition to pursue his dream of a Master’ in Finance. His plan was to return to his home country after graduation and start his own business there. But on August 15, 2021, everything changed following the fall of Kabul. “Suddenly I couldn't access the money that I needed to finish my studies.”
Do personality tests contribute to wellbeing in the workplace?
With personality tests, organizations want to encourage their employees to develop their strengths. But can a simple questionnaire really contribute to more wellbeing? Tilburg University Magazine investigates.
Tracking real criminals with film scripts. How?
Former police officer, director and scientist Peter de Kock built a model that can crack crime cases with artificial intelligence. The model is fed with every possible crime scenario in the world; true crime, but also scenarios from books, series and film. Because reality and fiction seem to be closer than you might think.
Research on migrant workers: How to increase their job satisfaction
In the past few months, several Human Resource Studies Masters’ students at Tilburg University have conducted research on migrant workers. In today's tight labor market, they are becoming increasingly important. But how do they feel about working in the Netherlands and what do they consider important in this regard?
Working together successfully and in a pleasant atmosphere? Stop with the 'blame game’
Irritations, poor cooperation and disappointing results in the workplace often stem from the same recurring patterns, say organizational scientists Hans van Dijk and Stefan Cloudt. Together, they conduct research into workplace dynamics. "One of the most occurring patterns, is what we call the 'blame game.' People are quick to look for someone to blame, but do not critically look at their own part."
Connecting science and practice of entrepreneurship
Josette Dijkhuizen is an entrepreneur and endowed professor of ‘Sustainable employability of entrepreneurs in the Netherlands’. She is determined to put the theme of personal development for entrepreneurs on the map. But she has many other goals and ambitions too. In this interview, Josette talks about what drives her.