Tilburg University Topics
The 1.5-meter society
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on our society. In addition to caring for the many patients, every effort is being made to contain the coronavirus. What effects does the 1.5-meter social distancing measure have on our social contacts, our mental health, our jobs, and the economy? How do we overcome this crisis as best we can? Tilburg University, harnessing its focus on the humanities and the social sciences, deploys the research and expertise it fosters to help find answers.
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.
The European labor market is struggling because of the economic crisis and an aging working population. How do we make sure everybody will be able to participate?
Protecting citizens against crime, war, terrorism and disasters is a crucial government responsibility. Is the government going too far sometimes, or not far enough? What can we do ourselves? Tilburg University investigates the security of society at various levels, including that of cyberspace.
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.
Health and Wellbeing
Keeping healthcare affordable but sustainable and just at the same time. This crucial dilemma is the focus of many of our researchers from the viewpoint of economics, governance, sociology, psychology, law and ethics. Many of them cooperate closely with healthcare professionals.