Research Humanities

Research at the Tilburg School of Humanities focuses on transformation processes taking place in contemporary society, related to communication and culture, and analyses the underlying moral and ethical questions.

Humanities research


News research Humanities

  • Climate researchers must provide better visual communication on climate change 18 May 2017Press release Climate researchers must provide better visual communication on climate change
    Climate researchers should give more consideration to ways in which they can make the message about climate change clear to the public at large. This is argued by Professor of Communication and Cognition Fons Maes in a publication in Nature. Although enormous amounts of visual and digital information on climate change is available, hardly any attention is given to reaching one large and vulnerable target group: people with low levels of literacy.

  • Tilburg University best general university 18 May 2017Press release Tilburg University best general university
    Of all general universities in the Netherlands, overall student satisfaction is highest at Tilburg University. This is shown by the figures of the National Student Survey (NSE) over the year 2016-2017.

  • Don't Just Subsidise Art, Start Taxing Junk Entertainment 27 Mar 2017Direct link Don't Just Subsidise Art, Start Taxing Junk Entertainment
    The peculiar thrill of art consists in the search for understanding. Unlike junk entertainment, our relationship with high art has the potential for upward development.

  • Playboy's Postfeminism Problem 08 Mar 2017News Playboy's Postfeminism Problem
    Hugh Hefner has passed Playboy's reigns to his son, 25-year old Cooper Hefner, but a fresh set of eyes in the creative lead at Playboy does not, unfortunately, mean any sort of victory for women.

  • Rector Emile Aarts opens UCTilburg Conference on US Elections 23 Aug 2016News Rector Emile Aarts opens UCTilburg Conference on US Elections
    On Monday August 22nd our rector Emile Arts opened the UCTilburg Conference with an enthusiastic welcome to the freshmen of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program. The conference about the upcoming US Elections titled 'The American Presidential Elections: A Peculiar Case of an Elephant and a Donkey' included inspiring speeches, a lively panel debate and was a success.



Research institutes

  • Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication
    Theme: Artificial intelligence, cognitive modelling, human-computer interaction, serious gaming
  • Center for Logic, Ethics, and Philosophy of Science
    Theme: Logic and the philosophy of science


Innovative Research

Recent publications Humanities