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Research into the consequences of the corona crisis for nursing home residents24th July 2020
Tranzo’s Care for Older Adults Academic Collaborative Center (ACC) will conduct research together with UNO-UMCG (collaboration of the University Network on Care for the Elderly and the Groningen University Medical Center) and KU Leuven into the experiences of nursing home residents, their relatives, and volunteers in the corona era. In this qualitative study, the loneliness and social needs experienced by the respondents as a result of the measures, but also their resilience, will be investigated.
Tilburg University maps ecosystems for Brainport Development21st July 2020
Jacob Derks, a PhD researcher affiliated to TiSEM’s Management Department, has finished a study commissioned by Brainport Development in Eindhoven on how Brainport can improve the ecosystem around Medical Technology (MedTech). This job was right up Jacob’s street: he studies how enterprises develop and strengthen their innovation capabilities. And it is a fine example of how academic expertise within Tilburg University can be directly linked to a practical question from the field. We asked Jacob three questions.
Masterclass Zero Hunger Lab during SDG Action Day16th July 2020
On September 25 the SDG Action Day will take place in a virtual setting. Under the title "Decade of Transformation", participants will look at how sustainable transitions based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations can be accelerated. Tilburg University's Zero Hunger Lab organizes the masterclass Data Science for Zero Hunger.
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.
Webinar Youth in times of corona?18th June 2020
On 18 June 2020 the first webinar took place about “Youth in times of corona”. The lock down as a result of the pandemic affects all Dutch people. Youngsters and children are hit particularly hard. At an important stage in their lives, they are in a crisis of which the impact, scope and depth are not known, nor how society will bounce back. How do we prevent the emergence of a corona generation?
€ 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.
Tilburg University ranks #9 worldwide on Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions23rd April 2020
In the recently published Times Higher Education Impact rankings 2020, Tilburg University is ranked 9th worldwide on Sustainable Development Goal 16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. This ranking is based on the university’s research on law and international relations (27%), participation as advisers for government (23.2%), university governance measures (26.6%), and graduates in law and civil enforcement courses (23.2%).
IMPACT AWARD 2020: Call for proposals30th March 2020
The Tilburg University Impact Award – € 10,000 and a trophy – will be given to the best research project of Tilburg University in terms of impact. The project is eligible if it is currently running or has been completed less than a year ago; i.e. in 2019.
Proud of our Grant Winners23rd January 2020
On Thursday, January 23, we celebrated grant success with a large number of our 2019 Grant Winners at Tilburg University during the Grant winners' lunch with the Rector and a delegation from our Grant Support team.
Tilburg University involved in large multidisciplinary research into energy transition13th December 2019
The European Commission recently presented the European Green Deal, which sets ambitious goals and measures to achieve the Paris climate goals. The switch to a sustainable CO2-neutral energy supply is an important spearhead. The Tilburg professors Martijn Groenleer and Saskia Lavrijssen are both co-applicants for two large-scale multidisciplinary research projects that aim to accelerate the energy transition, supported by NWO with a grant of more than 10 million euros per project.