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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.
Why do online discussions often get out of hand?
Are you hungry for knowledge? Fancy a knowledge snack? Then watch this knowledge clip in which Assistant Professor Carla Anne Roos talks about her PhD research on online communication and the impact of online discussions on human relationships.
Towards a dynamic job market: “Look at the world people live in, otherwise we won’t get there”
Sharing a research chair for one day a week, combining two different professional fields – social security and human resource management – in one appointment. How did that happen and how do you approach it? Labor psychologist Charissa Freese and labor market and social security expert Irmgard Borghouts have seized the opportunity offered by the Instituut Gak with all four hands.
‘It is a privilege as alumni to support our alma mater’
“I have a lot to thank Tilburg University for. Other people deserve that, too. That’s why I welcome a campaign like Have a Seat,” says alumnus and donor Oswald Coene. His name and that of his wife Annemie are on two chairs in CUBE with a message about friendship.
Madzy Rood-De Boer, the first female professor in Tilburg
The late Madzy Rood-De Boer (1923-2009), a lawyer, was the first female professor in Tilburg: in 1971, she was appointed at the Law School of what was then called the Tilburg Catholic Academy (Katholieke Hogeschool Tilburg) and later as professor by special appointment.
Virtual child growth monitor
To detect malnourishment in time, researchers at the Zero Hunger Lab are working on an app that evaluates photos of children. As a bonus, this Child Growth Monitor collects data that is sorely lacking.
Membership forges friends for life
Like Tilburg University, student association St. Olof, Olof for short, is celebrating its 95th anniversary. Two generations of members compare notes: Bart (54) and Joep Wiertz (21), father and son, share their stories.
Farah and Osama took the pre-Bachelor’s program: “The reward was great”
Syrian students Farah Khabbaz and Osama Alhassan took the pre-Bachelor’s program at Tilburg University. The Tilburg University Fund Foundation contributes financially to this academic preparatory program. Both students are now in their second year of the Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence program. “I have a future again.”
Multidisciplinary course readies students for the business sector
It is a unique course, Global Sustainable Leadership, for second-year students of International Business Administration. All disciplines within this program are included and experts in the fields of sustainability, leadership, and startups share their knowledge during guest lectures. “Students see the various subjects within the Tilburg School of Economics and Management as separate pillars of business whereas disciplines tend to blend in the business sector,” says Dr. Jorna Leenheer, who created the course.
'The people around us knew much earlier than we did that we belong together'
Their first meeting – on the campus of the Catholic University of Brabant, now Tilburg University – ended up in a heated verbal battle. Witnesses would probably have called it a row. But Vera Hoorens and Gijs Dekkers enjoyed it enormously. This summer they have been married for 25 years.
‘He tripped over my bag and within three weeks after the first date we were living together’
Minor events can have major consequences. Johan Hoekstra fell for Patricia Hoekstra-Geurten during a lecture. Within three weeks after the first date they were living together and within fifteen months they were married. Patricia tells their romantic story, which started literally between the benches at Tilburg University.
Listen to the science podcast about Leve de liefde
The fact is that dating apps are bringing love closer than ever, but at the same time are making it less and less accessible. Speaking: Tila Pronk, Tess van der Zanden and Willem Marie Speelman.
This podcast is only available in Dutch.
Listen to the science podcast about Climate dreamers
The climate objective of no more than 1.5 degrees of global warming seems only theoretically achievable. Can we still turn the tide? A few words: Reyer Gerlagh, Margriet Sitskoorn and Ben Vollaard.
This podcast is only available in Dutch.