History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 1927, as the Roomsch Katholieke Handelshoogeschool (Roman Catholic Business School), Tilburg University is a government-aided university that aims to provide world-class academic education with a combination of traditional and contemporary programs. The university aims to impart perceptive knowledge, professional skills, and furnishing personal development. Tilburg University strives to help its students become academic experts in their fields with the guidance of well-experienced professionals and mentors constituting the faculty of the university. The University has excellent cooperation with MindLabs and the Jheronimus Academy of Data Sciences (JADS). It also has academic affiliations with the European Universities Association (EUA), AACSB and VSNU. According to the National Student Survey, Tilburg University was ranked as the best general university in the Netherlands consequently in the year 2015, 2016 and 2017. It is also ranked in the top 50 worldwide in Law, Business & Economics, and Psychology in the Times Higher Education Ranking 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Tilburg University offers various Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in distinct fields of Law, Business & Economics, Humanities, Social Science, and Digital Science. Virtual Open Week Bachelor’s and Master’s programs are also provided. Its motto is to encourage and challenge students by providing innovative and excellent quality programs and an internationally acquainted research and teaching system. The university comprises five schools: Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences, Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Tilburg School of Theology, Tilburg Law School, and Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The School of Economics and Management of Tilburg University has been certified by the most prominent Association To Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Tilburg University is categorized into five research institutes that are in collaboration with 11 interdisciplinary research centres and graduate institutions. The faculty consists of experienced teachers who mentor students in conducting scientific research which enables them to acquire significant and logical thinking skills. The campus comprises lecture rooms, libraries and research labs, university hospital, offices, sports centre, accommodations for student organizations, guest house, cafés and cafeterias, supermarket and bookshop
Accomplishments and Alumni
Tilburg University tailors classes with a lesser number of students in each class in order to facilitate teachers to give individual attention to students, ensure active participation and conduct supervision sessions. Tilburg University offers great assistance and a nurturing environment to the students to help them recognize their professional interests and aspire for their ideal future careers. Students get an opportunity to develop a beneficial relationship with the business world and other organizations through timely organized lectures, seminars, topical projects and events. The Career Centre of Tilburg University assists students to develop a strong, completely identifiable professional profile for the business market which increases their chances to find placements in reputed companies. Tilburg University has a compact and vibrant campus with cutting-edge study facilities. 60% of their publications in 2020 are published with open access to share our knowledge with the world. The University has a rich network of 78,000+ alumni worldwide. Notable alumni from Tilburg University include, Attje Kuiken (Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands), Ralph Hammers (CEO of UBS), Nicole Gubbels (University Teacher), and Amit Goyal (Innovator).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Students from 130+ nationalities attend Tilburg University and create a vibrant international community on the campus. The University has over 8,900 international alumni worldwide. Tilburg University cultivates its culture of inclusivity, cooperation and co-creation – locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Students are encouraged to strengthen intercultural skills by spending an exchange semester abroad at one of Tilburg's 200+ partner universities spanning the globe. Further, inside and outside the classroom, innovation and interaction is nurtured and celebrated. The top companies to hire graduates from Tilburg University include but are not limited to Rabobank, Deloitte, ASML, PwC and Google.