The Impact Program of Tilburg University connects researchers from various fields to partners outside academia to bring society forward. In cooperation we develop new insights and solutions for the complex challenges of the 21st century.
Tilburg University joins forces
We address questions from society itself: how to improve resilience, care and wellbeing of people and how to create value from data are topics we believe are essential. Our expertise from social, economic, legal and cultural sciences helps to advance society in the digital age.
Our researchers and partners have the floor:
Vision Impact Program
In order to advance our complex society we need knowledge and innovation, both social and technological, and a concerted effort by all stakeholders. These include knowledge institutions as well as societal ones and citizens themselves. It is Tilburg University's goal to contribute to this effort. The Impact Program is designed to do just that. We want to serve society and make it a better place for all.
Essay: Advancing Society in a Digital Era
In the essay 'Advancing Society in a Digital Era. Science with a Soul' Impact Program founders Ton Wilthagen, Johan Denollet and Dick den Hertog set forth the vision that shapes the Impact Program.
Essay: A Time for Interdisciplinarity
In 'A Time for Interdisciplinarity, an essay on the added value of collaboration for science, university, and society' Prof. Ton Wilthagen, rector Emile Aarts and Prof. Peggy Valcke make the case for growing towards more interdisciplinary collaboration and education which will enable us to innovate and make an impact on society.
Creating Value from Data
How to guarantee reliability and responsible use of data?
Empowering the Resilient Society
Resilience: Our society faces issues whose consequences are difficult to oversee.
Enhancing Health and Wellbeing
Health & Wellbeing: To actually improve health and well-being, we must make decisions that are also beneficial in the long term.
Youngsters in times of corona
Young people experience the effects of the coronacrisis too.
- Dropping out of school
- Psychological problems
- Preventing long-term unemployment
Passport4Work: easily a match on the labour market21st January 2021
We are witnessing increasingly rapid developments in the labour market. People no longer work for the same company their whole lives nor in the same sector. Digitalisation and robotisation are changing the work itself. How can you, as an employee, navigate this new labour market? Passport4Work (P4W), a research project in which Tilburg University’s scientist Ronald Lievens is involved, offers a solution.
Promising entries for City Deal Tilburg Challenge17th January 2021
With the online challenge "Every child a good start", City Deal Tilburg challenges students of Fontys Hogescholen, Tilburg University and professionals to come up with innovative solutions to social issues.
Modular care focuses on patients03rd December 2020
Vincent Peters shows in his doctoral research how cooperation can be at its best when care is provided by a modular care organization. This he illustrates using the provision of health care to children with Down syndrome.
Projects We Care 202026th October 2020
We Care makes annual funding available for research projects in which doctors and scientists work together. In 2020 six projects were awarded funding.
17:00 - 18:00
Kick Off: TAISIG Talks
The TAISIG team is pleased to announce the first edition of the 2021 TAISIG Talks. The TAISIG Talks feature a series of short online presentations on a broad variety of topics related to recent developments and achievements of Tilburg University in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
16:00 - 17:15
De Tafel van Martinus
Are you curious about the latest, the most exciting or the most urgent science from the Tilburg university campus? Watch the brand new talk show about scientific research at Tilburg University! Online via livestream. (Dutch / SG-Certificate*)