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
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.
Addressing 'Green paradox' of Green Deal - Tilburg University researchers suggest to rethink EU Emission Trading System20th October 2020
The Europe's Economic Policy Journal "Economic Policy" has featured the results of the work of the Tilburg University professor Reyer Gerlagh (Tilburg Sustainability Center), PhD researcher Roweno Heijmans (Tilburg Sustainability Center) and Professsor Knut Einar Rosendahl from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Their research suggested that the anticipated Green Deal policies that are intended to reduce carbon emissions could instead lead to increased EU emissions.
Students Sint Lucas present innovative communication concepts for Zero Hunger Lab20th October 2020
Tilburg University's Zero Hunger Lab contributes with the use of data science to reducing hunger in the world. In doing so, she likes to offer young people an opportunity to gain practical work experience in preparation for their future.
Nobel Peace Prize for World Food Programme09th October 2020
Today it was announced that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Tilburg University’s Zero Hunger Lab is very pleased about this recognition. It has worked together with the WFP for years.