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  • 28 Jul 2017News

    Tips for a stress-free and relaxed holiday, at home or elsewhere
    The Dutch are among the most travel-hungry people in Europe. In 2015, 12.7 million Dutch people went on holiday, i.e., 80% of the population. The rest remained at home because they couldn’t afford a holiday, had health problems, or simply hated the hassle of going away. Staying at home does not need to dampen the holiday feeling, though. Read more

  • 18 May 2017Press release

    Climate researchers must provide better visual communication on climate change
    Climate researchers should give more consideration to ways in which they can make the message about climate change clear to the public at large. This is argued by Professor of Communication and Cognition Fons Maes in a publication in Nature. Although enormous amounts of visual and digital information on climate change is available, hardly any attention is given to reaching one large and vulnerable target group: people with low levels of literacy.
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  • 27 Mar 2017Direct link

    Don't Just Subsidise Art, Start Taxing Junk Entertainment
    The peculiar thrill of art consists in the search for understanding. Unlike junk entertainment, our relationship with high art has the potential for upward development. Read more

  • 20 Feb 2017Press release

    Vici grant for Jenny Slatman: Mind the Body in Health Care
    PRESS RELEASE 17 February 2017 - Professor of Medical Humanities Jenny Slatman is to receive an NWO grant worth € 1.5 million that will allow her to do further research on the meaning of the body in health care. Because the body is mainly perceived as a biological entity in health care, various embodied dimensions of health problems go off the radar. As a result, somatic problems are often given psychological explanations and mental problems are increasingly seen as brain deficiencies. Slatman wants to develop a broader view of embodiment. Read more

  • 20 Jan 2017Direct link

    How Trump used social media in his campaign
    In the following paper Asya Krusteva and Kiki Bathoorn (students Online Culture: Art, Media and Society) will explain how the political figure Donald Trump uses social media and its format for his benefit. Read more

  • 12 May 2016News

    Pentecost: Feast of enlightenment
    This time of year Christians around the world celebrate the high feast of Pentecost, fifty days after Easter. In the Christian tradition, Pentecost is known as the ‘feast of the (holy) spirit.’ A wonderful reference, of course, but what is the significance or relevance of a feast like this in a society that is quickly shedding its Christian feathers? Frank Bosman, culture theologian, explains it all. Read more

  • 29 Feb 2016Direct link

    Review of A Public Anthropology of Policing by Paul Mutsaers
    Review of A Public Anthropology of Policing: Law Enforcement and Migrants in the Netherlands by Paul Mutsaers (Politieacademie/Tilburg University, 2015). Read more

  • 26 Nov 2015Publication

    Publication: Freedom of Religion in the 21st Century
    Recent history shows that a number of religious claims challenge the neutral state. How can conflicting interpretations of the relation between religion and state be balanced in our world? Read more

  • 26 Nov 2015Background

    Pass on Freedom

  • 11 Nov 2015Video

    Refugees and the dark side of ICT
    Between 2009 and 2015, 25.000 refugees were abducted in the Sinai, mostly originating from Eritrea. It is estimated that USD 600 million was paid for the release of these refugees. Research by Mirjam van Reisen Conny Rijken and Meron Estefanos highlighted the increasing importance of mobile money and mobile phone in human trafficking and smuggling. This is refered to as "the dark side of ICT". Read more

  • 12 Oct 2015Press release

    Conversation-provoking HIV/AIDS campaigns may be counter-productive
    Press Release, 12 October 2015 -- Mass media campaigns aimed to make adolescents in South Africa talk about issues related to HIV/AIDS may be counter-productive. Read more

  • 07 Oct 2015Press release

    Fight the root causes of human exodus of Africa, trafficking and ICT experts urge EU
    PRESS RELEASE October 7th, 2015 - An Afripol police and African anti-trafficking office should be established which focuses on fighting criminal groups and human trafficking. Working closely with Europol, these could strengthen the African security situation, protect refugees and help combat the root cause of the current exodus to Europe.
    In addition, more research is needed into how ICT and telecommunications can facilitate human trafficking in planning routes, communication and (ransom) transactions. These are two recommendations for the EU-Africa Valletta Conference on migration 11-12 November in Malta, drawn up by Tilburg University (Netherlands) experts, Mirjam van Reisen, Conny Rijken and Gerard van Oortmerssen together with senior UN officials, human rights, trafficking and ICT experts. Read more

  • 01 Oct 2015Press release

    Racist violence in Western Europe not driven by fear of unemployment
    PERSBERICHT, 1 October 2015 - In Western Europe racist violence appears to be mainly determined by the size of the immigrant population in a certain region rather than by levels of welfare or unemployment. Read more

  • 16 Dec 2014Press release

    Manager’s religious affiliation impacts hospital’s strategy
    Protestant non-profit hospitals in Germany offer fewer treatment types, but focus more on complex treatments. By contrast, Catholic German hospitals offer more treatment types but focus on less complex treatments. This is the outcome of research on German non-profit hospitals by Jens Prüfer and Lapo Filistrucchi from Tilburg University. “The management’s religious affiliation impacts the hospital’s strategy”, Prüfer says. Read more

  • 31 Mar 2014Video

    Living Limitless through The Soul Cloud by dr. Frank Bosman
    He who wants to live limitless, must overcome death. According to optimists the Internet – through its potentially endless storage capacity - can make man eternal. Maybe we can upload our memory to the ‘cloud’ so our souls can live on after our bodies have died. But does it really work like that? Read more

  • 06 Sep 2013Direct link

    Prof. and director of Babylon Institute for multiculturalism on diversity and it's use.

  • 23 Aug 2013Direct link

    Research Master's Theology

  • 23 Aug 2013Direct link

    Master's Christianity and Society

  • 23 Aug 2013Direct link

    Master's Theology

  • 23 Aug 2013Opinion

    Prof. European Studies