Graduate Students' Society

The Graduate Students' Society (GSS) consists of and represents over 160 CentER graduate students from both the Business and Economics programs. The main goal is to support you in your professional development while enabling you to enjoy your time at Tilburg University.

The GSS is active in three main areas:

  • Organizing social events and sporting activities
  • Planning professional events and promoting communication among graduate students
  • Voicing your concerns on matters and issues

Every year, the GSS elects graduate students to the GSS Board which serves as a hub for all three areas. The GSS consists of students who form a Board and Representatives. You can find who they are on this website.

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Join us

We invite every graduate student to contribute ideas, join seminars or support the GSS in general. In order to be able to do so please read our newsletter, join a seminar or join one of the on- or off campus meetings. We inform you below on all of this. Please have a look!

GSS Newsletter

Political Economics Reading Group 5 February 2021, 13.00 h
GSS Virtual Get Togethers

Social life, Education and Discovery Program

The SED program is specifically designed to make sure that students are keeping up with their regular academic activities as well as to ensure that they are enjoying their student lives during this pandemic. The program consists of both ‘on-campus’ and ‘off-campus’ events. These events are created in order to boost the social interaction among students regardless of their current location.

*The Academic events and the buddy program can take place either online or on-campus regarding the latest covid-19 measures.

The program consists of:

  • Online Social Events
  • Online Academic Events
  • On Campus Social Events

Online Social Events

Buddy Program
Book Club
Online Board Games
GSS Interview Series

Online Academic Events

GSS Weekly Seminars
Academic Skills Workshops
Research Ideas Jamboree
GSS survey
Q&A Session

On-Campus Social Events

Introduction Week
Monthly Drinks
End-of-the-Year BBQ
City Tour
Movie Nights, Sportclub

Board Members and Representation GSS

Within Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM), the GSS also represents graduate students by voicing your concerns on matters ranging from department policies to university-wide issues.

  • Part of the GSS board consists of a team of representatives for the various academic disciplines at TiSEM, who regularly meet with the directors of graduate studies and education coordinators to discuss student concerns.
  • Representation also includes talks with the faculty and university managementabout school and university-wide issues.
Board Members


If you want to contact us, you can either use the GSS forum, or you can send an e-mail to the board's mailing list,

Facebook: Fb: Graduate Students’ Society

Instagram: @gsstilburg