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 (some only available in Dutch):
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.
Focus on Impact
The Impact Program, together with partners, creates an impact on society. By this, we mean that scientific research contributes to solutions for complex issues in society. How is this done? By building networks and communities to connect and collaborate on societal challenges. Together with our partners, we organize activities, such as debates, congresses, and exhibitions to bring stakeholders together and to share the results of collaboration. In "Focus on Impact," several researchers talk about their impactful research projects.
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
AI in Machine Translations, the Labour Market and Education29th March 2021
On Thursday, March 18, 2021, the second edition of the TAISIG Talks took place. TAISIG is the Tilburg University Artificial Intelligence Special Interest Group: a research community committed to Artificial Intelligence (AI). Eva Vanmassenhove, Patricia Prüfer and Max Louwerse shared their insights.
Tilburg scientists explain elections15th March 2021
In the run-up to the March 17 elections, Tilburg University offers an election page in which Tilburg researchers interpret the issues at stake.
Three winners at City Deal Challenge Tilburg10th March 2021
"Actually, there are only winners at the City Deal Tilburg Challenge", says Tilburg alderman for education and youth Marcelle Hendrickx. She likes to be inspired by the solutions of the young fellow-citizens. "When you only look at an issue from your own perspective, you don't come to innovation. The city needs these students. You are our brains."
Podcast Koen Peters02nd March 2021
Koen Peters can be heard in the podcast below telling the story of his work for WFP and Zero Hunger Lab which was nominated for the Franz Edelman Award.
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 second edition of talk show about scientific research at Tilburg University! Online via livestream. (Dutch / SG-Certificate)
17:00 - 20:00
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. On April 22nd, 2021, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., the second edition of TAISIG Talks will take place.