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.
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.
To create more impact on both science and society in this regard, we focus on three major issues: Empowering the Resilient Society, Enhancing Health and Wellbeing, and Creating Value from Data.
Within these issues we take into account the Digital Society: a major development everyone has to address in the 21st century and which the Dutch universities are addressing together. Our aim is to to turn the Netherlands into a 'living lab' of human oriented digital technology. The digital society will create challenges as well as opportunities to improve the lives of individuals and society as a whole.
Grant for Data Science for Zero Hunger Lab
The aim of building the Zero Hunger Lab to deliver innovative data science to achieve zero hunger by 2030, fits in the research vision of Tilburg Science with a Soul.
NWO grant for research project "Data-inspired creativity" in collaboration with Talpa media
In the changing media landscape, ever-increasing amounts of digital data are being created that are being used to reach an increasingly fragmented audience. Under the leadership of Joris Ebbers, affiliated with the University of Amsterdam, 12 researchers - including the Tilburg University researcher Franceso Lelli (TiSEM) - received an NWO grant of € 630,000 for the research project "Data-inspired creativity: The use of big data in cross-media creative innovation processes".
Visit to Minister van Engelshoven as part of the NWA Start Impulse
On Monday, June 3, Ton Wilthagen visited Minister van Engelshoven (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science) together with a delegation from JOIN (young people in a resilient society) and soceital partners.
Interview on chatbots: “I li-ke y-ou t-oo”
Can we strike up a friendship with a chatting robot? So researchers Marjolijn Antheunis and Emmelyn Croes wondered. The answer is ‘no’, or at any rate: not just yet.
Interview: More robots, more work
Robots will take over all jobs, so it is often thought. On the contrary, say Charissa Freese and Ton Wilthagen: robots will create jobs. It’s just that these new jobs will be different, and the challenge is to anticipate which jobs will disappear, which ones will change, and what the new ones will be like – and when. Tilburg University aims to prepare employers and employees to the labor market of the near future.
18:30 - 01:00
Night University 2019: Temptations
Night University is the science festival of Tilburg University. On October 3, 2019, our university campus is the bustling and exciting place where science and society meet. Because, after all, science is for everybody!
15:00 - 18:00
The Big Do-it-Yourself Publishing Event*
Some rogues and rebels among our scientists decided to make a radical move towards ‘Open Science’ and ‘Open Access’. What can we learn from them? Registration required. (language: English)