Understanding Society

Tilburg University has been a reliable provider of high-quality education and research for more than eighty years. We specialize in the social sciences and humanities and we seek to make a structural contribution to society.

Investigating urban refugees in Greece

How can humanitarian aid to urban refugees be deployed more effectively and more sustainably? During the past decade, the number of people in the world who live in a crisis situation has almost doubled. Students and scientists of Tilburg University are working alongside aid organization Care to improve aid to urban refugees.


In 2017 six students of the Master Victimology and Criminal Justice went to Greece to investigate how urban refugees are coping with their situation. One of those refugees was the Syrian Hussein Alzribe.

Taking responsibility in a connected world