Tilburg University Topics
Tilburg University is a university specialized in humanities and social sciences. On this page you can learn about research that focuses on current social issues, such as sustainability & society, the changing labor market, the new common, healthcare & wellbeing, security, digital society, culture & religion. Scientists serve society with their research.
The 'New Common': how corona is changing the world
The corona crisis puts social challenges on edge. Based on academic knowledge, Tilburg University offers input for these issues and we will enter into a dialog, because the best way forward is together.
How do we turn the digital society into a better one than the analogue society? Tilburg University conducts research into the opportunities and threats.
Sustainability and society
Tilburg University's sustainability research includes issues in economics, ethics, and law. Researchers focus on, for instance, Corporate Social Responsibility, sustainable development, environmental economics, climate change and sustainable investment.
Changing labor market
Flexibilization of labor, globalization and labor migration, technology and robotization, aging, emancipation: entrepreneurs, employers and employees must constantly adapt. But work is essential to our well-being. How do we ensure that everyone can continue to participate in the labor market?
Are we adequately protected against organized crime, criminal undermining of society, financial-economic crimes, cybercrime? Is there sufficient support for victims of human trafficking? Are governments, police, and the judiciary cooperating? Or how do we create a safer society?
Culture and Religion
Secularization, increasing globalization & diversification and technological advances are influencing personal and social identities. Our scientists analyze and interpret the consequences of these developments for language, culture and religion.
Healthcare and wellbeing
How do we keep healthcare affordable, socially responsible and sustainable? What (technological) developments can help to decongest the care sector and organize more tailored care? How do we integrate biological, social and psychological perspectives when examining development over the life course? Scientists from the social and behavioral sciences are working on these fundamental questions together with experts from the healthcare practice, patients and researchers in the fields of economics, public administration, digital sciences, law and ethics.