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:
Expertise Tilburg University
To create more impact on both science and society in this regard, we focus on three major issues: Empowering the Creating Value from Data, Empowering the Resilient Society and Enhancing Health and Wellbeing.
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
Zero Hunger Lab’s ENHANCE in finals Tech4PositiveFutures29th June 2020
More than 2 billion people lack food security. How can we all be provided with food, especially in times of global distress or famine? Through AI and Big Data and in close collaboration with the World Food Programme, Johns Hopkins University, and Cap Gemini, the Zero Hunger Lab aims to answer these questions with Project ENHANCE: Environment, Nutrition and Health Analytics for National, Consumer and Emergency diets. ENHANCE was the only Dutch project selected to compete in Capgemini’s global challenge Tech4PositiveFutures to seek out the best technical solution that can create a positive future by addressing existing societal issues.
€ 3 Million for ETZ research into better treatment brain tumors01st May 2020
What brain tumor treatment is the best choice if you do not only take the medical perspective into account but also the way in which patients can resume their lives afterwards? The Neurosurgery Department of the ETZ hospital in Tilburg has received a € 3 million grant for research on this question. There will be intensive collaboration with Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology as part of this project.