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Education Compentence Center for Pension Research (CCP)

All researchers of the Competence Centre of Pension Research (CCP) are involved in the Bachelor and Master programs on taxation Tilburg University. Our researchers are involved in several courses on taxation and thesis supervision. In addition, CCP provides the following pension-related teaching methods.

Elective ‘Fiscal and Legal Aspects of Pensions’

The Competence Centre for Pension Research (CCP) offers the elective course ‘Fiscal and Legal Aspects of Pensions’

This elective course is open for students of Tilburg University’s Master's programs in International Business TaxationEconomicsEconometrics and Mathematical Economics and Quantitative Fianance and Actuarial Science. The main language of the elective course is Dutch.

During this course all main objectives of the pension field are addressed. This includes all relevant rules and regulations about pensions in tax law, civil law and pension laws, as well as the topic of collective pensions from the perspective of pension funds and employers.

The course addresses pensions in a European context. Pension developments in other EU Member States and candidate states as well as European legislation are the main objectives in this elective.

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International Studycourse on Pensions (ISoP)

The International Studycourse on Pensions (ISoP) is an optional study trip for students of the elective ‘Fiscal and Legal Aspects of Pensions’. This yearly study trip is a collaboration between Tilburg University and Maastricht University.

ISoP offers a select number of students the opportunity to get a unique insight in the international aspects of pensions by joining staff of the Competence Centre for Pension Research (CCP) and ITEM (Maastricht University) on this study trip.

The main objective of ISoP is to give students a chance to thoroughly research the tax and legal aspects of foreign pension systems and extend their international view on pensions. CCP aims to involve its students in the pension discussion on an international level. Besides the educational aspects, ISoP is a great opportunity for students and staff to expand their international network and to stimulate young pension-talent.

Some examples of ISoP’s last destinations are Budapest, Porto, Lódz, Luxembourg, Vienna, Osnabruck, Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Thesis Award

The main incentive of PwC and the Competence Centre for Pension Research (CCP) to introduce the Thesis Award on Pensions was encouragement of young pension-talent.

Students from Dutch universities who wrote their (Master) thesis in the field of pension law or taxation can register to be considered for this award. A professional jury consisting of academics, politicians and (pension) experts judge all submissions and select one winner of the Thesis Award on Pensions. The winner will be announced during a festive award ceremony and will leave with a substantial (cash) prize.

Have you completed your thesis in the field of pension law or taxation and would you like to be considered for the Thesis Award on Pensions? Submit your thesis to