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Tilburg University contributes to solving social issues. We achieve this mainly by developing and transferring knowledge and bringing together people from various disciplines and organizations. Therefore we have invited companies, organizations, government, and citizens to work together with us to develop new insights and solutions which create value for society. We create this innovation by conducting research, by learning, and by understanding. Understanding Society.

Quality of education, social orientation, and a strong campus feeling form the basis of our education. Our green campus offers an attractive basis for fostering an international community where students and teachers can inspire and challenge each other and obtain knowledge.

Our research links up with existing, complex societal issue. They require an integral approach, involving various academic disciplines. Our disciplines of economics, law, catholic theology, social and behavioral sciences, and humanities contribute each in their own way to Understanding Society.


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The modern workplace is no stranger to political tensions, differing viewpoints and interpersonal conflicts. (Shutterstock)

Workplace tensions: How and when bystanders can make a difference

The essence of bystander intervention is not just about stopping a negative act, but also about fostering an environment where respect, growth and collaboration thrive.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, seen here in July 2021, announced on Aug. 10, 2021, that he would resign amid a sexual harassment scandal. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Complicity and silence around sexual harassment are common – Cuomo and his protectors were a textbook example

Four scholars who study the role witnesses play in helping and protecting harassers say the role played by many in Cuomo’s office fit a pattern of silence, complicity and intimidation.
Two men watch Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative frontrunner in Iran’s elections, in a televised presidential debate. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Why so many Iranians plan not to vote this month – podcast

Plus, why fireflies need dark nights and what you can do about it. Listen to episode 19 of The Conversation Weekly.
Des sandales de jeunes filles sont éparpillées devant l'université technique et scientifique pour filles, Dapchi, Nigeria, 22 février 2018, après un rapt et raid d'un groupe dirigé par Boko Haram. AMINU ABUBAKAR / AFP

Esclavagisme, razzia, tueries : les inspirations locales de Boko Haram

Et si Boko Haram puisait sa violence non pas dans le terrorisme islamique contemporain mais dans une histoire régionale meurtrière qui a eu un écho puissant au tout début du XXᵉ siècle ?
One government transparency movement may now be threatened by the other. Shutterstock

Could the open government movement shut the door on Freedom of Information?

During Sunshine Week, three scholars of government transparency look at a potential collision between the old freedom of information movement and the new open government movement. Is there room for both?


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