Press releases Tilburg University
Carol Ou appointed as Professor of Information Management
Tilburg University has appointed Dr. Carol Ou as Professor of Information Management at the Department of Management in the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM), effective October 1, 2018. Her research highlights how IT can empower and restrict organizational performance and consumer behavior. She has particular teaching and research interests in digital transformation, IT governance, social and communication networks, and the design of online marketplaces, examining their impacts in corporate setting and sharing economy.
Stephan Hollander appointed Professor of Financial Accounting
PRESS RELEASE 30. October 2017 -
Dr. S. Hollander (1974) was appointed Professor of Financial Accounting on October 1 at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) of Tilburg University.
Knowledge, Skills, and Character: Essay Educational Vision
<b>Publication by Herman de Regt and Alkeline van Lenning: <i>Exploring an Educational Vision for Tilburg University</i></b>
PRESS RELEASE 21 November 2017 - During the Anniversary (Dies) Celebration on November 16, the essay <i>Exploring an Educational Vision for Tilburg University</i> by Dean of University College Alkeline van Lenning and philosopher Herman de Regt was presented. This essay lies at the basis of the new Tilburg Educational Vision. This vision can be summarized as ‘knowledge, skills, and character’.
Caught in the wire: European border fences threaten wildlife
PRESS RELEASE 23 June 2016 - The ongoing refugee crisis in Europe has seen many countries rush to construct security fences along their borders. These fences, however, do not only affect people, but unintentionally block the movements of wild animals as well.
Faculties of Social Sciences join forces in ethical review
Utrecht - The faculties of Social and Behavioural Sciences are working together more and more in order to achieve a high-quality and harmonized ethical review of research. On Wednesday 14 November, the deans of the thirteen involved faculties in the Netherlands signed an agreement that establishes the existing cooperation in this area in the <I>National Ethics Council for Social and Behavioural Sciences.</I>
Partners from Brabant sign cooperation agreement concerning big data
On 4 September 2015 in Berkel-Enschot, Tilburg University, the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Municipality of ’s-Hertogenbosch and the Provincial Government of Noord-Brabant signed a cooperation agreement in the field of big data. The intentions outlined included the founding of a new university study programme for master’s and post-master’s-level data scientists.
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.
Rights of athletes insufficiently protected
PRESS RELEASE 31 October 2017 - The rights of athletes are insufficiently protected. This is evidenced by a large international study conducted by researchers of Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Athletes have to submit to blood and urine collection programs. In addition, privacy sensitive data are being collected in the fight against doping. However, the legal protection of the rights of athletes is inadequate in many European countries.
Unique collaboration with MIT on gameplay behavior
<i>Press release, October 27th 2015</i>A unique and extensive collaboration between the famous MIT Media Lab and Tilburg University has been launched on October 21th, the ‘Project GAMR’. It is an initiative to gain knowledge and insight in how gameplay behavior reflects who a player is.
Consular assistance improves experience of prisoners abroad
PRESS RELEASE 7 Dec. 2015 - Prisoners who are detained abroad benefit in various ways from consular assistance if they receive it. That is the outcome of research by Femke Hofstee of Tilburg University into the consular assistance received by Dutch prisoners abroad. The Netherlands is one of relatively few countries that provide such assistance.
Tilburg University yet again in Top 3 Elsevier Best Studies ranking
In the Elsevier Beste Studies 2018 ranking of best Dutch universities that was published today, Tilburg University is in third position among the 13 Dutch universities (based on the satisfaction of Bachelor’s students), just like last year and the year before. In 2015, we were ranked 5th. Students have also ranked six Bachelor’s and seven Master’s programs as the best of their kind.
Lower energy bills lead to higher energy demand
PRESS RELEASE 11-1-2016 - Household energy consumption is decreasing thanks to energy efficiency policies but, as a result of the lower energy bill, consumers use more energy. The effect is that approximately one third of the energy efficiency gains is cancelled out. This is concluded by economist Erdal Aydin in his PhD thesis, which he will defend on January 13, 2016, at Tilburg University.
Ordering food by iPad leads to healthier choice
PRESS RELEASE 19-1-2016 - Imagine you are in a restaurant and you can choose between a healthy fruit salad or a high-calorie chocolate mousse. If you order orally, chances are high that you will go for the high-calorie chocolate mousse. However, if you order a dish via button pressing, for instance, you are more likely to opt for the fruit salad.
Conversation-provoking HIV/AIDS campaigns may be counter-productive
<i>Press Release, 12 October 2015</i> -- Mass media campaigns aimed to make adolescents in South Africa talk about issues related to HIV/AIDS may be counter-productive.
Statelessness increases risk of exploitation and trafficking
PRESS RELEASE 11 February 2015 - Statelessness increases risk factors that influence the likelihood to fall victim to trafficking, such as lack of education and the ability to deal with a sudden crisis. A combination of risk factors may push stateless people to decide to migrate and take risks to be able to do so. These are conclusions from new research by Tilburg University into the relationship between statelessness and human trafficking in Thailand.