Universiteit van Tilburg

Universiteit van Tilburg

Infobox University
name = Tilburg University
native_name = Universiteit van Tilburg

tagline = More than just excellent education
established = 1927
type = Catholic, undergraduate, graduate
faculty = 1,062 (2006-2007)
head_label = Rector Magnificus
head = Prof. Dr. Frank A. van der Duyn Schouten
students = 11,399 (2006-2007)
city = Tilburg
country = The Netherlands
campus = Urban
free_label = School newspaper
free = Univers
colours = Navy blue and bronze
affiliations = EUA / AACSB / VSNU
website = http://www.tilburguniversity.nl
address = Warandelaan 2, Tilburg
telephone = +31 13 466 9111

Tilburg University is an academic institution of higher education, specialising in economics and law, located in Tilburg in the southern part of the Netherlands.

Tilburg University has a student population of about 12,000 students, of which about 7 per cent are international students [ [http://www.uvt.nl/universiteit/profiel_missie/jaarverslagen/2006/bijlage2.pdf Annual report of Tilburg University of 2007, p. 50] ] . This percentage has steadily increased over the past years [ [http://www.uvt.nl/universiteit/profiel_missie/jaarverslagen/2006/bijlage2.pdf Annual report of Tilburg University of 2007, p. 51] ] . It offers both Dutch-taught and English-taught programmes.

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 [http://www.core.ucl.ac.be/econometrics/Bauwens/Rankings/EuropeanRanking.pdf] .The Executive MBA programme at the university's TiasNimbas Business School ranks # 11 in the world according to the Financial Times [ [http://rankings.ft.com/emba-rankings FT.com / Business Education / EMBA rankings ] ] . In the field of law, Tilburg University was ranked #1 in the Netherlands for the last three years according to Elsevier Magazine [http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/university/achievements/] , and came in second to Cambridge University in a ranking of European law schools [http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/faculties/law/about/rankings-achievements/quality/] .

In 2002, Tilburg University awarded honorary doctorates to Kofi Annan, Prof. dr. Hans-Dieter Klingemann, and Prof. Ariel Rubinstein in the presence of Queen Beatrix, and Crown Prince Willem-Alexander.


The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (1927) is the oldest and largest faculty. The other five faculties - Law (1963), Social and Behavioural Sciences (1963), Arts (1981), Philosophy and Theology (1967) - are of more a recent date.In addition to these faculties, Tilburg University has a number of research centres and graduate schools.

Undergraduate programs

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

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
*Business Administration
*Business Studies
*Econometrics and Operations Research
*Fiscal Economics
*International Business
*International Economics and Finance
*Information Management

Faculty of Law
*Administrative and Public Administration
*Dutch Law
*International and European law
*Law and Management
*Tax law

Faculty of Social and Behavioural studies
*Human Resources Studies
*Leisure Studies
*Organisation Studies

Faculty of Humanities
*Communication and Information Sciences
*General Culture Studies
*Text and Communication
*Religion and Culture
*Liberal Arts

Faculty of Catholic Theology
*Catholic Theology "(in cooperation with Utrecht University)"

Graduate programs

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

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
* MSc Accounting
* MSc Economics
* MSc Economics and Finance of Aging
* MSc Financial Management
* MSc Information Management
* MSc International Business
* MSc International Economics and Finance
* MSc Investment Analysis
* MSc Logistics and Operations Management
* MSc Marketing Research
* MSc Mathematical Economics and Econometric Methods
* MSc Operations Research and Management Science
* MSc Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Sciences
* MSc Strategic Management
* MPhil in Business
* MPhil in Economics
* PhD in Business
* PhD in Economics

Faculty of Law
* [http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/masters/iepl/ LLM International and European Public Law]
* [http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/prospectivestudents/masters/programmes/frw/ibl/ LLM International Business Law]
* [http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/masters/iell/ LLM International and European Labour Law]
* [http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/masters/lt/ LLM Law and Technology]
* [http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/masters/law/research MPhil Research Master in Law]
* [http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/prospectivestudents/masters/programmes/frw/paos/ MSc Research in Public Administration and Organizational Science]

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
* MA European Urban Cultures
* MSc Leisure Studies
* MSc Organisation Studies
* MSc Human Resource Studies
* MPhil Social and Behavioural Sciences

Faculty of Humanities
* Mphil Language and Communication
* Mphil Philosophy

TiasNimbas Business School
* International Executive MBA (part-time)
* Part-time MBA
* Full-time MBA
* Specialized Masters (MA Marketing/MSc Finance)
* Executive Master in Finance
* Executive Master in Information Management


Research Centres and Institutes
* Babylon - Centre for Studies of the Multicultural Society
* [http://center.uvt.nl/ CentER - Center for Economic Research]
* CentER Applied Research
* [http://www.centerdata.nl/ CentERdata]
* CIR - [http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/cir/ Center for Innovation Research]
* Centre for Intercultural Ethics
* Centre for Religious Communication
* Center for Language Studies
* 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
* Netspar - Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement
* Nexus Institute
* Oldendorff Research Institute
* OSA - Institute for Labour Studies
* 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
* Tilburg Center of Finance
* TILEC - Tilburg Law and Economics Centre
* TiLPS - [http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/faculties/humanities/tilps/ Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science]
* Tisser - Tilburg Institute for Social and Socio-Economic Research

Research and Graduate Schools
* [http://center.uvt.nl/gs CentER Graduate School (Economics and Business Administration)]
* Research school for legislative studies (Law)


External links

* [http://www.tilburguniversity.nl Tilburg University]
* [http://www.tiasnimbas.edu TiasNimbas Business School]
* [http://www.studychoice.nl/web/site/default.aspx?m=dir&a=ba_ins&pl=Tilburg%20&i=22774&sel=all Overview of all Bachelor's programmes at Tilburg University]

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