Tilburg Young Academy (TYA)
The Tilburg Young Academy brings together early career academics from the University’s various Schools who aim to jointly contribute to making Tilburg University a place to flourish. As a group of academics with a variety of different theoretical and methodological backgrounds, we critically reflect upon current research and educational policies, and aim to promote ways-of-working that enhance the credibility of science. We also particularly care about the well-being and personal development of young academics at our university.
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Tilburg Young Academy gives a voice to the new generation
Research, teaching, public outreach and management tasks… Young academics often perform a wide variety of duties. Their work environment is highly competitive and the pressure is always on, with little room to take a break and reflect. The Tilburg Young Academy network wants to do something about this. “Teachers and researchers in their early careers do the core work within the university. We often feel like we are part of an unavoidable rat race, while many young people actually feel a strong need for connection, support and teamwork. It is important to make the voices of young academics heard.”