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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.
Online Coach Cafe
Tilburg University and the Friends of Cobbenhagen also joined forces online to help young alumni with various dilemmas. On September 10, the first online Coach Café took place where alumni from different generations shared experiences with each other.
The corona crisis urges us to look for a new ‘commonality’, a new together
The coronavirus crisis is still unprecedented. Nothing will be normal for quite a long time. In this light, a group of fifty Tilburg University scientists present a new concept: 'the new common'.
Fragments of Flardentango in Prinsenbeek
On September 9, the Friends of Cobbenhagen finally had the opportunity to meet again in person. In an intimate setting, but with a wonderful ambiance.
Time for change: a plea for restraint
Fairness, compassion, solidarity, and sustainability are terms that have barely been heard during the current debate around the coronavirus pandemic. That is a pity, say Tilburg professors Sylvester Eijffinger and Paul van Geest. Together with Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme, they have written the book Wat is wijsheid? (“What is wisdom?”).
The challenge of AI
What should you do in a world where AI and robots increasingly play a role? We asked alumnus Hub Dohmen for tips.
Bas de Lange is working for the UN in Congo
Bas de Lange (34), alumnus of Tilburg Law School, is working for the United Nations in Congo. Among other things, he helps to get children released from militias.
First Mechanical Brain in Tilburg
On the second floor of the Goossens Building there is a kind of museum, a small room with all kinds of equipment. What this mini museum unfortunately lacks is the very first computer on campus, an IBM 1620. In 1962 the purchase of this was big news.
Will robots save healthcare and education?
Teachers and nurses are protesting in large numbers about their ever-increasing workload. The corona crisis added to that. One possibility is that technology could reduce workload by taking on certain tasks. Are we going to replace teachers and nurses with robots?
Robots: Rascals or Role Models?
AI is going to make a definitive breakthrough this decade. However, it is up to us whether this technology is going to help us solve big problems, for instance, the corona crisis. Preferably without causing disruption in society.
Did the Cabinet have the right to cage us?
Never before in post-war history have human rights been so severely curtailed as during the corona crisis. As a member of the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights, Nicola Jägers makes sure that this does not get out of hand. ‘The government may limit rights but only if it has very good reasons to do so.’
Is a staycation a real vacation?
Any questions on social issues? Our experts are happy to answer them. We received the following question: is 'staycation' a real vacation? Professor of Philosophy Ruud Welten shares his insights.
Lawyers contribute to nature conservation
Tilburg University is a university specializing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Based on that expertise, it can contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 15: ‘Life on land’. Legal scholars of Tilburg Law School (TLS) publish regularly on topics that link up with this social theme, whether it is about the return of the wolf, the reintroduction of the Atlantic sturgeon as an iconic fish species in the Rhine system, the protection of the African lion, or stopping the loss of wilderness values in Antarctica.