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  • 16 Oct 2018News

    Night University: Science Zoo with strange birds and fighting bantams
    Shrill bird sounds can be heard among the trees, and the screeching of other animals. Something like frightening nocturnal animals or excited monkeys. Getting closer, it proves to be a sound system hidden among the trees in red, green, and blue floodlights between the library and Esplanade Grand Café. It is Night University plus World Animal Day. It will prove to be an inspiring combination. Read more

  • 11 Oct 2018News

    Charissa Freese in Expertmeeting on Resilience and labour market participation Province of Noord Brabant

  • 11 Oct 2018News

    Basak Demirci winner Prof J. van Dijck Best MA Thesis OS
    During the Graduation Day Master Organization Studies 2018 about 80 graduates received their diploma. One of them, Basak Demirci, won the 2018 Prof Jules van Dijck Best Master Thesis award, entitled ‘For-profit social enterprises: How organizational design influences the value creation process’, supervised by Dr. Stefan Cloudt. Read more

  • 10 Oct 2018News

    From grounds to burgers in just three steps
    During Dutch Sustainability Day (10-10), we would like to show you some examples of the process of upcycling. Caterer MAAS, that services the coffee machines on our campus, will collect the coffee grounds from all coffee machines on the Tilburg University campus and transport them to mushroom grower GRO in Gemert. Read more

  • 04 Oct 2018News

    New book by Mark Brandt (ed.) on Belief Systems
    The terms fake news and post-truth have become a fixed part of our vocabulary. Mistrust of public institutions and science seems to be growing, just like the gap between reality and rhetoric. In a new publication by Routledge, social psychologists Mark Brandt from Tilburg University (School of Social and Behavioral Sciences) and Bastiaan Rutjens from the University of Amsterdam bring together cutting-edge research on the influence of belief systems on our perception of reality and the conflicts that follow from this. Read more

  • 03 Oct 2018Press release

    Tilburg University yet again in Top 3 Elsevier Best Studies ranking
    In the Elsevier Beste Studies 2018 ranking of best Dutch universities that was published today, Tilburg University is in third position among the 13 Dutch universities (based on the satisfaction of Bachelor’s students), just like last year and the year before. In 2015, we were ranked 5th. Students have also ranked six Bachelor’s and seven Master’s programs as the best of their kind. Read more

  • 01 Oct 2018News

    The Tilburg ‘Truth Squad’ in Science
    The prestigious scientific journal Science will be paying tribute to the research group around Tilburg methodologists Jelte Wicherts and Marcel van Assen in its special issue on metaresearch this week. Under the heading ‘The Truth Squad’ , the entire Tilburg metaresearch group, part of TSB’s Department of Methodology & Statistics, will be put in the spotlight. So what do they do, why, and how? Read more

  • 21 Sep 2018Direct link

    Science Magazine: The Tilburg Truth Squad
    Science: The Tilburg Truth Squad Read more

  • 06 Sep 2018News

    First Graduation Day of new Bachelor Global Management of Social Issues
    On Saturday, September 1, 2018, the students of the cohort 2015/16 in the new Bachelor Global Management of Social Issues (GMSI) received their diplomas. The group represents the first graduating cohort of 25 students of this new Bachelor which is jointly offered by the departments Organization Studies, Human Resource Studies, Sociology and Methods and Statistics of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Read more

  • 03 Sep 2018News

    Opening Herbert Simon Research Institute
    In order to stimulate and facilitate cooperation between the departments within the Tilburg School for Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB), the Herbert Simon Research Institute (HSRI) for Health, Well-being and Adaptiveness has been established. Read more

  • 03 Sep 2018News

    Marianne van Woerkom to receive a grant of €500,000
    Dr Marianne van Woerkom (dept. of HR-Studies, TSB) has been awarded a grant of 500,000 euros by NRO (Nederlands Regieorgaan Onderwijsonderzoek) for a three-year project on professional development of teachers. Read more

  • 24 Aug 2018News

    Article Marianne van Woerkom in PW
    This month, an article by our colleague Marianne van Woerkom about the strengths-based approach appeared in PW. Read more

  • 21 Aug 2018News

    August 28th: Kick-off Herbert Simon Research Institute
    There is an increasing need for studying complex societal problems in a more integral way, for which we need expertise which crosses the boundaries of a specific department. In order to stimulate and facilitate cooperation between the departments within our School, we have established the Herbert Simon Research Institute for ‘Health, well-being, and adaptiveness’. Read more

  • 02 Jul 2018News

    Three dissertations on removing obstacles for women entrepreneurs in Africa
    Three women PhD students finalized their dissertations on entrepreneurship in Ethiopia and will defend their theses on the 3rd of July. Their research was supported by the Netherlands organization for international cooperation in higher Education (NUFFIC). 27 % of the female population in Sub-Saharan Africa is engaged in entrepreneurship and in some countries the percentage is at an equal level as men. Read more

  • 12 Jun 2018News

    Large NWO grant for datadriven cancer research by Krahmer, Pauws (TSHD) and Vermunt (TSB)
    Prof. Emiel Krahmer, Prof. Steffen Pauws (TSHD) and Prof. Jeroen Vermunt (TSB) received a large subsidy of € 457,000 from NWO for research into data-driven, joint decision-making for individual cancer patients. Read more

  • 31 May 2018News

    How to improve psychological science
    Psychology is facing a 'replication crisis'. Many psychological findings could not be replicated in novel samples, which lead to the growing concern that many published findings are overly optimistic or even false. In her dissertation, Michèle Nuijten investigated potential indicators of problems in the published psychological literature and came up with some solutions. One suggested solution to this problem is sharing data. If we share data, or perhaps make data sharing compulsory, we create the opportunity to run analyses again. Read more

  • 19 Apr 2018News

    Increased Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety after Colorectal Cancer
    The prevalence of depression and anxiety are increased among survivors of colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a study by Floortje Mols c.s. published in the scientific journal Cancer. Read more

  • 12 Apr 2018News

    Current progress of the Participation Act
    Since the implementation of the Participation Act, many employers have been stimulated to at least think about hiring someone with a disability. In contradiction, the government is not as far in this process and has a long way to go. Merely one third of people with a disability are employed. Read more

  • 10 Apr 2018News

    Brabant universities and GGZ Eindhoven together in scientific research
    The universities of Tilburg and Eindhoven and GGzE (Mental Health Care Eindhoven and Kempen) will jointly conduct research in a so-called Academic Workplace. The three organizations focus on three fields: transition of mental healthcare, healing environment and personalized mental health. Read more

  • 12 Mar 2018News

    Report for trade unions: working together with robots
    A report on collaborating with robots, written by Charissa Freese and Ronald Dekker (Reflect, Tilburg University), was recently published by De Burcht, the Scientific Bureau of Trade Unions. It highlights the consequences of automation, digitalization and robotics for jobs, employees and the shifting role of trade unions. Read more

  • 08 Mar 2018News

    Start new Master’s program Global Management of Social Issues
    In the academic year 2018-2019, Tilburg University will launch the new Master’s program in Global Management of Social Issues (GMSI). This one-year Master’s program combines human resource studies, organization studies, and sociology to address complex societal challenges from multidisciplinary and multilevel perspectives. Read more

  • 08 Mar 2018News

    Mark Brandt to receive SAGE Young Scholar Award
    Mark Brandt recently received the SAGE Young Scholar Award at the Congress of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Atlanta, USA. Mark is an associate professor at the Department of Social Psychology at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB). His research examines how ideological and moral beliefs – such as political ideology, religious fundamentalism, and moral conviction – influence attitudes and behaviors and provide people with meaning. Read more

  • 08 Mar 2018Press release

    Keuzegids Masters 2018: Tilburg University offers eight top programs
    According to the Keuzegids Masters 2018, no fewer than eight of Tilburg University’s Master’s programs are among the best Dutch universities have to offer. These Master’s programs have been awarded the ‘top program’ quality label. An additional seven Master’s programs rank first in their field. Read more

  • 06 Feb 2018News

    TSB Honorary Doctor Larry Weiskrantz passed away
    Prof. Larry Weiskrantz died at the age of 91 a few days ago. In 1997 Weiskrantz, professor of Neuropsychology at Oxford University, received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSW, now TSB). At that time Beatrice de Gelder, professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, was honorary promotor. Read more

  • 22 Dec 2017News

    Xmas Speech Jantine Schuit: Together Shaping the Future of TSB
    Jantine Schuit, Dean TSB, looks back and ahead after hundred days in office. At the TSB Christmas Drinks on 21 December, Jantine presented her findings based on the many talks she had with the management of all departments and many individual staff members. Furthermore, she summarizes the Strategic Plan 2018-2021 of the School. Read more

  • 06 Nov 2017News

    Fellowship Marianne van Woerkom NIAS-KNAW
    Our colleague Marianne van Woerkom (dept. HRS) has been awarded a fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) in Amsterdam. Read more

  • 11 Sep 2017Press release

    Tilburg University researchers receive grants worth 4.5 million from European Research Council
    PRESS RELEASE 11 September 2017 – Three talented researchers of Tilburg University have each been awarded a Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros for their research by the European Research Council (ERC). The grants have been awarded to Dr. Mark Brandt and Dr. Joris Mulder of Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Dr. Linnet Taylor of Tilburg Law School. Read more

  • 12 Jul 2017Direct link

    Having kids lowers women’s self-esteem

  • 02 Jun 2017Press release

    Professor Jantine Schuit new Dean of Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    PRESSRELEASE 2 juni 2017 - The Executive Board has appointed Professor Jantine Schuit as Dean of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB), starting on September 1. She is succeeding Professor Klaas Sijtsma in this capacity. Schuit is head of the Food, Prevention and Care Center (Centrum Voeding, Preventie en Zorg) of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). In addition, she is affiliated to the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as an endowed professor of Health Promotion and Policy.
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  • 30 May 2017Press release

    Two Tilburg University researchers receive prestigious Vidi grant NWO
    PRESS RELEASE 30 May, 2017 - Loes Keijsers and Joris Mulder, both researcher at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, have been awarded a Vidi grant of 800.000 euros by NWO, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group for five years. Their research topics are opvoed-adviezen and dynamic social networks respectively. Read more