Tilburg University

at Warandelaan 2, Tilburg, 5037 AB Netherlands

Tilburg University
Warandelaan 2
Tilburg 5037 AB
Contact Phone
P: +31 (0)13 466 9111


Tilburg University is a public research university specializing in the social and behavioral sciences, economics, law, business sciences, theology and humanities, located in Tilburg in the southern part of the Netherlands.Tilburg University has a student population of about 12,000 students, about 10 percent of whom are international students. This percentage has steadily increased over the past years. Tilburg University offers both Dutch-and English-taught programs. In 2014, 39 of the total 67 (19 bachelor and 48 master programs) were English-taught.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. In 2007, the Executive MBA program at the university's TIAS School for Business and Society ranked #11 in the world according to the Financial Times. In the field of law, Tilburg University was ranked #1 in the Netherlands for the last three years according to Elsevier Magazine. Furthermore, the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers a unique two-year master program in Medical Psychology (in Dutch), in which students are trained as scientist practitioners in the medical setting.HistoryTilburg University was founded in 1927, as the Roomsch Katholieke Handelshoogeschool, being located in the southern, Catholic part of The Netherlands, visible in its second change of name in 1938: Katholieke Economische Hogeschool . In 1963 the university was once again renamed, as Katholieke Hogeschool Tilburg, followed by a name change to Katholieke Universiteit Brabant . Although in its present name Tilburg University, the word Catholic was dropped, the university is still regarded as a Catholic university.

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