Serving and enhancing society to help citizens. That is what drives Tilburg University. It was the opinion of Tilburg University’s founding father, Martinus Cobbenhagen, that those who want to understand society should be actively and consciously involved in it. Find out more
This philosophy is still at the basis of what the university wants to contribute. Under the motto of ‘Understanding society’, its more than 1,500 employees develop knowledge, transfer it to others, and bring people from various disciplines and organizations together. In this way, they want to contribute to solving complex social issues. Their focus areas are economics, business and entrepreneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and public administration, the humanities, and digital sciences, and theology.
Tilburg University has a culture of cooperation and co-creation, at local, regional, national, and international level. They connect their own activities with those of other educational institutes, the business community, governments, and civil society organizations, and with their alumni at home and abroad. They seek the connection between the various disciplines in order to find solutions for the major issues that we as a society face.