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

News Humanities and Digital Sciences

  • 14 Feb 2019Press release

    Humboldt Research Award for Marc Swerts
    Prof. Marc Swerts from the Department of Communication and Cognition of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) has received a research award (Forschungspreis) from the German Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, for which he had been nominated by Prof. Dr. Bernd Möbius of Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany. The prize is worth €60,000 and will be awarded during the 47th symposium of research award winners in March 2019 in Bamberg (Germany). Read more

  • 16 Oct 2018News

    Night University: Science Zoo with strange birds and fighting bantams
    Shrill bird sounds can be heard among the trees, and the screeching of other animals. Something like frightening nocturnal animals or excited monkeys. Getting closer, it proves to be a sound system hidden among the trees in red, green, and blue floodlights between the library and Esplanade Grand Café. It is Night University plus World Animal Day. It will prove to be an inspiring combination. Read more

  • 10 Oct 2018News

    From grounds to burgers in just three steps
    During Dutch Sustainability Day (10-10), we would like to show you some examples of the process of upcycling. Caterer MAAS, that services the coffee machines on our campus, will collect the coffee grounds from all coffee machines on the Tilburg University campus and transport them to mushroom grower GRO in Gemert. Read more

  • 03 Oct 2018Press release

    Tilburg University yet again in Top 3 Elsevier Best Studies ranking
    In the Elsevier Beste Studies 2018 ranking of best Dutch universities that was published today, Tilburg University is in third position among the 13 Dutch universities (based on the satisfaction of Bachelor’s students), just like last year and the year before. In 2015, we were ranked 5th. Students have also ranked six Bachelor’s and seven Master’s programs as the best of their kind. Read more

  • 06 Sep 2018Direct link

    Odile Heynders: Reading Mein Kampf, Hitler and Knausgård
    Odile Heynders: Reading Mein Kampf, Hitler and Knausgård Read more

  • 25 Jul 2018Direct link

    Suzanne van der Beek: The popularity of modern pilgrimage
    Suzanne van der Beek: The popularity of modern pilgrimage Read more

  • 25 Jun 2018Press release

    The role of Spanish female jihadists in recruitment networks
    Press release 25-6-2018 Female jihadists are systematically overlooked in terrorism research. Claudia Carvalho, who received her PhD on 19 June, followed the online radicalization and recruitment process led by Spanish and Moroccan jihadist women. They managed to create networks on Facebook and on other social media, especially targeting other women.
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  • 12 Jun 2018News

    Large NWO grant for datadriven cancer research by Krahmer, Pauws (TSHD) and Vermunt (TSB)
    Prof. Emiel Krahmer, Prof. Steffen Pauws (TSHD) and Prof. Jeroen Vermunt (TSB) received a large subsidy of € 457,000 from NWO for research into data-driven, joint decision-making for individual cancer patients. Read more

  • 03 May 2018Direct link

    Jan Blommaert: Did anything happen in May 68?

  • 23 Apr 2018Press release

    Three teachers receive prestigious Comenius grants
    NWO/NRO (Netherlands Initiative for Education Research) has awarded teachers Tessa Leesen of University College and Marie Postma of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences a Senior Fellowship. This was announced by NWO today. Earlier this month, a Comenius Teacher project initiated by Rob Jansen of the Tilburg School of Behavioral Sciences, in collaboration with Remco Mannak and John Goedee, was awarded a grant.
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  • 29 Mar 2018News

    Tilburg University presents PhD Thesis Awards to Krysztof Postek (1st) and Lieke Wijnia (2nd)
    Data scientist Krysztof Postek and art historian Lieke Wijnia have been awarded first and second prize respectively for the best Tilburg University dissertation in the academic year of 2016-2017. The awards, worth 4,000 and 2,000 euro, were presented at Tilburg University’s PhD Day on March 29th. Read more

  • 23 Mar 2018Direct link

    Diggit Magazine: Insights in the working of Facebook's algorithms

  • 08 Mar 2018Press release

    Keuzegids Masters 2018: Tilburg University offers eight top programs
    According to the Keuzegids Masters 2018, no fewer than eight of Tilburg University’s Master’s programs are among the best Dutch universities have to offer. These Master’s programs have been awarded the ‘top program’ quality label. An additional seven Master’s programs rank first in their field. Read more

  • 09 Feb 2018Direct link

    Suzanne van der Beek: Why you should go see Black Panther ('Afrofuturist' movie)

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    Diggit Magazine: Linguistic directions in De Spoorzone of Tilburg

  • 16 Oct 2017Press release

    Mind Labs develops virtual humans
    PRESS RELEASE Oct 16th 2017 - Together with 13 partners, Tilburg University will start a project totaling 7 million euros to develop virtual humans for training purposes in healthcare. The project called VIBE (Virtual Humans in the Brabant Economy) is the first project in Mind Labs, the initiative on interactive technologies and behavior set up in the Tilburg Spoorzone area.
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  • 08 Jun 2017News

    Alumna Brenda Adoyo starts Venus Cups project in Kenya
    Brenda Adoyo from Kenya has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Master’s in Strategic management. She graduated in March 2017. Two years ago, and still a student at the time at Tilburg University, Brenda started the Menstrual Cup project in Kenya. Read more

  • 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.
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  • 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. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • 02 Mar 2016Press release

    Witteveen Memorial Fellowship 2016 awarded to Nayeli Urquiza
    The second Witteveen Memorial Fellowship on Law and Humanities has been awarded to Nayeli Urquiza. Urquiza holds a Master in International Relations from Webster University (Austria) and recently defended her PhD thesis on female drug mules and their experiences in the UK justice system at Kent Law School. Read more

  • 12 Oct 2015Press release

    Conversation-provoking HIV/AIDS campaigns may be counter-productive
    Press Release, 12 October 2015 -- Mass media campaigns aimed to make adolescents in South Africa talk about issues related to HIV/AIDS may be counter-productive. Read more

  • 07 Oct 2015Press release

    Fight the root causes of human exodus of Africa, trafficking and ICT experts urge EU
    PRESS RELEASE October 7th, 2015 - An Afripol police and African anti-trafficking office should be established which focuses on fighting criminal groups and human trafficking. Working closely with Europol, these could strengthen the African security situation, protect refugees and help combat the root cause of the current exodus to Europe.
    In addition, more research is needed into how ICT and telecommunications can facilitate human trafficking in planning routes, communication and (ransom) transactions. These are two recommendations for the EU-Africa Valletta Conference on migration 11-12 November in Malta, drawn up by Tilburg University (Netherlands) experts, Mirjam van Reisen, Conny Rijken and Gerard van Oortmerssen together with senior UN officials, human rights, trafficking and ICT experts. Read more

  • 30 Jun 2015Press release

    Research center TiCC receives third grant for robo-journalism research in six months
    Researchers Martijn Goudbeek and Emiel Krahmer from the Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) were awarded an NWO Open Competition grant for their project on the influence of emotion on language production.

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  • 18 Feb 2015Press release

    Three million euros to boost the quality of automatic translation
    PRESS RELEASE 18 February 2015 - Tilburg Center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) and its partners have won a European grant worth three million euros to develop IT pattern recognition systems for the improvement of automatic translation. Read more