Tilburg University

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Tilburg University
Tilburg University logo.svg
Motto Understanding Society
Type Public
Established 1927
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Rector Magnificus Prof. dr. (E.H.L.) Emile Aarts
Administrative staff
1.636 fte (2017)
Students 13.050 (2017)
Address Warandelaan 2, Tilburg, Tilburg, Netherlands
Campus Urban
School newspaper Univers
Colours
Affiliations EUA / AACSB / VSNU
Website http://www.tilburguniversity.edu
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Tilburg University is a public research university specializing in the social and behavioral sciences, economics, law, business sciences, theology and humanities, located in Tilburg in the southern part of the Netherlands.

Tilburg University has a student population of about 13,050 students, about 10 percent of whom are international students. This percentage has steadily increased over the past years. Tilburg University offers both Dutch-and English-taught programs. In 2014, 39 of the total 67 (19 bachelor and 48 master programs) were English-taught. Tilburg University awards approximately 70 PhDs per year.

The institution has gained a reputation in both research and education. In the field of economics, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ranked #1 in Europe for the second consecutive time in 2007 according to the Journal of the European Economic Association with regard to publications in top journals.[1] In 2007, the Executive MBA program at the university's TIAS School for Business and Society ranked #11 in the world according to the Financial Times.[2] In the field of law, Tilburg University was ranked #1 in the Netherlands for the last three years according to Elsevier Magazine.[3] Furthermore, the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers a unique two-year master program in Medical Psychology (in Dutch), in which students are trained as scientist practitioners in the medical setting.

History[edit]

Tilburg University was founded in 1927, as the Roomsch Katholieke Handelshoogeschool (Roman Catholic University of Commerce), being located in the southern, Catholic part of The Netherlands, visible in its second change of name in 1938: Katholieke Economische Hogeschool (Catholic Economic University). In 1963 the university was once again renamed, as Katholieke Hogeschool Tilburg (Catholic University Tilburg), followed by a name change to Katholieke Universiteit Brabant (Catholic University Brabant). Although in its present name Tilburg University, the word Catholic was dropped, the university is still regarded as a Catholic university.

1969 Protests[edit]

1969 KHT protests

On April 28, 1969, students barricaded the campus buildings, demanding educational and organizational changes. Months before students had unofficially renamed the university Karl Marx University, painting this title across campus to accentuate the importance of Marxist ideas in the then primarily economics-oriented curriculum. These protests led to a widespread change in higher education across the Netherlands that was made official by the 1971 bill of Educational Reform, granting more joint decision making to students of Dutch universities.

Rankings[edit]

University rankings
Global
Times[4] =198
QS[5] =330

Education[edit]

The Tilburg School of Economics and Management (founded in 1927) is the oldest and largest faculty of the university. The other four faculties—Law (1963), Social and Behavioural Sciences (1963), Philosophy and Theology (1967), Arts (1981)—were founded more recently. In addition to these faculties, Tilburg University has a number of research centers and graduate schools (see below).

Undergraduate programs[edit]

Tilburg University offers a wide range of undergraduate studies, some of which are English-taught.

Tilburg School of Economics and Management

Tilburg University carrying the name it adopted in 2010

Tilburg Law School

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Humanities

School of Theology

University College Tilburg

Joint Bachelor Data Science (expected, in cooperation with Eindhoven University of Technology)

Graduate programs[edit]

Tilburg University offers a range of graduate and doctoral programs, most of these are English-taught.

TU Campus (2)
TIAS School for Business and Society
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Research[edit]

Research centres and institutes

  • Babylon – Centre for Studies of the Multicultural Society
  • CentER – Center for Economic Research
  • CentER Applied Research
  • CentERdata
  • Center for Innovation Research
  • Centre for Intercultural Ethics
  • Centre for Religious Communication
  • Center for Language Studies
  • CoRPS – Center of Research on Psychology in Somatic diseases
  • Centrum voor Maatschappelijk Ondernemen
  • FIT – Tilburg Institute of Fiscal Law
  • Globus – Institute for Globalization and Sustainable Development
  • Infolab – Research group on Information and Communication Technology
  • INTERVICT – International Victimology Institute Tilburg
  • IVA – Tilburg Institute for Social Policy Research and Consultancy
  • IVO – Development Research Institute
  • Liturgical Institute
  • Center for Meta-Research
  • Netspar – Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement
  • Nexus Institute
  • Oldendorff Research Institute and Graduate School – Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • OSA – Institute for Labour Studies
  • TCE – Tilburg Center of Entrepreneurship
  • Tilburg Graduate Law school (formerly Schoordijk Institute) – Institute of Jurisprudence and Comparative Law
  • Telos
  • Brabant Institute for Sustainability Issues
  • TIBER – Tilburg Institute for Behavioral Economics Research
  • Ticer – Tilburg Innovation Centre for Electronic Resources
  • TiCC – Tilburg Centre for Cognition and Communication
  • TICOM – Tilburg Institute of Comparative and Transnational Law
  • Tilburg Center of Finance
  • TISCO – Tilburg Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Civil Law and Conflict Resolution Systems
  • TILT – Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society
  • TILEC –Tilburg Law and Economics Centre
  • TiLPS – Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science
  • Tisser – Tilburg Institute for Social and Socio-Economic Research

Research and graduate schools

  • CentER Graduate School (Economics and Business Administration)
  • Research school for legislative studies (Law)

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°33′46″N 5°2′31″E / 51.56278°N 5.04194°E / 51.56278; 5.04194