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
Sign up for the PhD Valorisation Program17th September 2021
Sign up for the PhD Valorisation Program: a hands-on learning module for PhD candidates that want to make (more) societal impact with their PhD research and gained skills. Motivated PhD candidates can still apply until October 3, 23:59h.
AI for diagnostic imaging, active perception and data during crises30th August 2021
On Thursday, June 17, 2021, the fifth 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). Sharon Ong, Yash Satsangi and Kenny Meesters shared their insights.
Conformity assessment, brain computer interfaces and GPT-330th August 2021
On Thursday, July 8th, 2021, the sixth 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). Irene Kamara, Maryam Alimardani and Emiel Krahmer shared their insights.
Meet the nominees of the Impact Award 202117th August 2021
The Tilburg University Impact Award will be presented for the second time this year. The Impact Award is an initiative of the Impact Program, which connects researchers from different fields to each other and to partners from outside the university. The Impact Program wishes to express its appreciation for research projects that have made a social and scientific impact. From the 21 projects submitted, a jury chose three nominees. The scientists have a chance to win the title and 10,000 euros.
12:30 - 14:00
Launch Academische Werkplaats ‘Brede welvaart in de regio’
On October 1, 2021 from 12.30 to 14.00 the official launch of the Academische Werkplaats ‘Brede welvaart in de regio’ will take place. The workshop is a collaboration between PON - Telos and Tilburg University. In several table discussions we will dwell on the question of what is needed to strengthen the broad prosperity of regions. Are you active in the region and strive for a more socially resilient and sustainable economy, then you should not miss this online meeting!
17:00 - 18:00
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. This event will take place on October 14th, 2021, between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.