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Tilburg University

Tilburg University Founded in 1927 Fully accredited as research university Specialized in

Economics Business Law Social Sciences Psychology Humanities Theology

Understanding Society

Addressing important issues in society at national and international level Interdisciplinary approach Training people for positions bearing high responsibility in society Contributing to sustainable solutions A rich tradition which nourishes the role of philosophy of life in academic education and research

Education (2011)

Best Specialized University in the Netherlands (2007-2011) 13.579 Students 1.209 International students 85 Nationalities 355 PhD students 22 Bachelor Programs 62 Master Programs 45 Programs in English



Innovative and multidisciplinary programmes Dual degree programmes Post-master executive programmes Student Service Centre Supplementary programmes for ambitious students Additional facilities for international students 180 Agreements with foreign universities for exchange students


131 PhD degrees 986 Academic staff 186 Full professors #1 specialist university in The Netherlands, in Elseviers Higher Education review 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 Top 10 in the field of Social Sciences (PUB, TOP) in the Shanghai-ranking 2011, 2010, 2009 #1 Top International Law Schools, Social Science Research Network (2010) #3 Europe in Top 100 of Economics Schools, EconTop and in Top 100 Dallas top 100 Business schools


4 graduate schools More than 11 multidisciplinary research centres More than 20 research centres A few research themes: Sustainability Aging Eurocrisis Selfreliance Giving life meaning


International partnerships: Coordinator and member of RISE Enter Transfer of knowledge to industry and social organizations: Academics in advisory boards and Committees Workshops and conferences Consultancy (separate activity, IVA) Knowledgeclick Centre for starting entrepreneurs


Transfer of knowledge to society: Public debates Children’s university Atlas of European Values Nexus Institute (European cultural heritage)

City of Tilburg

Situated in the south of the Netherlands In one of the fastest growing economic regions of the Netherlands 6 th largest city in the Netherlands Cultural city 200.000 inhabitants 25.000 students