Institutes and research groups

Studying, understanding, helping, guiding: our research aims to contribute to a better understanding of complex social issues.

Institutes and research groups

Studying, understanding, helping, guiding: Tilburg University aims to use its research to contribute to a better understanding of complex social issues. Researchers do so by looking at underlying structures, links and meanings. The research conducted on Tilburg University's campus leads to new insights and questions, but also to practical advice and recommendations.

Research institutes

Tilburg University research is conducted within the Schools' graduate schools or within one of its many research institutes. Each institute specializes in one or more areas of expertise; there are School-based and multidisciplinary institutes. In the latter type, specialists from various disciplines work together. Always with a view to innovative science.

Centers of Excellence

A number of multidisciplinary research centers receive additional support from Tilburg University's Executive Board to develop into an academic Center of Excellence, which will allow them to remain leading in their (international) field of research. An independent committee determines whether these institutes live up to high standards. Five research centers have acquired this special status: INTERVICT (International Victimology Institute), Netspar (Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement), TILEC (Tilburg Law and Economics Center), CoRPS (Center of Research on Psychology in Somatic diseases) and TiCC (Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication).


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  • Center for the Study of Superdiversity
    Theme: Cultural diversity
  • CCL

    Center for Company Law
    Theme: Facilitating company law
  • CCP

    Competence Centre for Pension research
    Theme: Pensions and other provisions for the future
  • CentER for Research in Economics and Business
    Theme: Academic research into economics, econometrics, finance and accounting
  • Institute for data collection and research
    Theme: Research questions, data collection, and data analysis
  • CIR

    Center for Innovation Research
    Theme: Innovation, organisation, and management
  • CJP

    Centre for Prison Pastoral Care
    Theme: Prison pastoral care
  • Center of Research on Psychological and Somatic disorders
    Theme: Medical and clinical psychology
  • Centre for the Study of Early Christianity
    Theme: Early development of Christian thinking about man, society, creation and the triune God
  • Center for Transboundary Legal Development
    Theme: Development of transboundary law
  • Cardinal Willebrands Research Center
    Theme: Research on the Roman-Catholic tradition of oecumenism
  • Data Science Center Tilburg
    Theme: Bringing together Tilburg University’s scientific big data expertise
  • EBC

    European Banking Center
    Theme: European banking system and supervision
  • European Research Institute on Service Science
    Theme: Innovation in services
  • EVS

    European Values Study
    Theme: Human values in Europe
  • FIT

    Tilburg Tax Institute
    Theme: Tax law system
  • FSC

    Franciscan Study Centre
    Theme: Spirituality, theology, and history
  • Herbert Simon Research Institute
    Theme: for health, well-being and adaptiveness
  • International Victimology Institute Tilburg
    Theme: Victimology
  • Luce - Centre for Religious Communication
    Theme: Religious communication
  • Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement
    Theme: Pensions, aging and retirement
  • PMC

    People Management Center
    Theme: Platform of HR knowledge and competence which bridges HR practice and theory at the highest level
  • Research Institute for Flexicurity, Labour Market Dynamics and Social Cohesion
    Theme: Flexicurity, labour market dynamics, and social cohesion
  • RJC

    Study Group Relationship Judaism Christianity
    Theme: Judaism and Christianity
  • TCC

    Tilburg Cobbenhagen Center
    Theme: Understanding Society
  • TCE

    Tilburg Center of Entrepreneurship
    Theme: Research, education, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Brabant Centre for Sustainable Development
    Theme: Sustainable development
  • Thomas Instituut
    Theme: Work and theology of Thomas van Aquino (1224/5-1274)
  • Tilburg Institute for Behavioral Economics Research
    Theme: Consumer behavior
  • Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication
    Theme: Artificial intelligence, cognitive modelling, human-computer interaction, serious gaming
  • Tilburg Institute for Family Business
    Theme: the dynamics of family firms with a strong interaction between theory and practice
  • TIG

    Tilburg Institute of Governance
    Theme: Disciplines of Public Administration, Economics and Law
  • Tilburg Law and Economics Center
    Theme: Governance of economic activity
  • Center for Logic, Ethics, and Philosophy of Science
    Theme: Logic and the philosophy of science
  • Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society
    Theme: Technology Regulation
  • TIP

    Tilburg Institute for Private Law (TIP)
    Theme: Private law
  • Tilburg Center for Regional Law and Governance
    Theme: Transformations and innovations in regional law and governance
  • Scientific Centre for Care and Welfare
    Theme: Transformation in care and welfare
  • TSC

    Tilburg Sustainability Center
    Theme: Sustainability, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility...