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Alumni Newsletter
Economics and Management
5 februari 2015

Last year we organized our first phone campaign and received very enthusiastic responses. Many of you support our School by offering internships, participating in the mentor program or volunteering to recruit students. Alumni also donated €98,000 for projects at our School! This February and March we again hope to connect with many of you to update you on current events, hear what’s happening in your life and solicit your support for our school. You can read more about the campaign on our website. We look forward to talking to you.

Kind regards,
Lex Meijdam, Dean Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Back to Campus: Smart industry
On 12 May 2015 at 7 PM Alumnus and Professor Henk Akkermans and alumnus Jacob Zeeman, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Strukton Rail Nederland, will provide a lecture on smart industry: using the latest information and technology to improve efficiency, flexibility and quality of manufacturing and business. Read more and register
Alumna in the spotlight
Bachelorvoorlichtingsdagen Ingrid Doerga studied Economics (’88) and Accountancy (’90) at Tilburg University. Ambitious, focused and engaged she plays an important role at industry organizations in her field and has a successful career in business. She has been called one of the most powerful women in the Netherlands. Read more

Expand your knowledge
Two world-class institutions, the Van Gogh Museum and TIAS Business School join forces with Deloitte and ArtTactic to provide a unique international Masterclass program for Art Finance & Collections in Hong Kong on 15, 16 & 17 March (during Art Basel).
During the 3-day program, finance and investment professionals expand and refine their knowledge of art as a financial asset. In addition, they learn to gather and evaluate data on developments in the art market industry. Read more

New Research
Companies that want to have inventive impact need to focus on a limited number of products Professor Xavier Martin states on the basis of research he conducted with three fellow researchers from Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. Read more

The number of start-ups in Hong Kong has declined since the Chinese took over from Britain in 1997, is one of the conclusions drawn by Tilburg expert on entrepreneurship Jeroen Kuilman and colleagues at Stanford and Beijing. Read more (in Dutch)

Firing coaches has no effect on the results of soccer teams, discovered Tilburg economists Professor Jan van Ours and Martin van Tuijl analyzing performance of teams in the Dutch premier league.  Read more (in Dutch) 

More information on research and media appearances by our faculty members can be found on the website www.econtrack.nl (in Dutch)
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Alumni News

Several recent alumni received awards for their master theses: Petra van de Berghe (Best Thesis Award Accounting), Maarten de Ridder and Manon Verkroost (Best Tilburg University theses) as well as Tim de Vries, recipient of the Andreas Capital Award.

Alumnus and Tilburg University Associate Professor Bob van de Brand was nominated for best teacher in the Netherlands. Read more

Alumnus Ralph Hamers, CEO at ING shares his ideas on digitalization and privacy at Me-Judice. View the video (in Dutch)

School News

Tilburg University was again the best specialized university and runner up in the ranking of all Dutch universities according to the Elsevier magazine ranking. Read more

Professor Bart Vos received a €400,000 grant by NOW (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) for research into sustainable business models. Read more

Professor Luc Renneboog and PhD student Hao Liang received the Berkeley-Haas Moskowitz Award for a study suggesting good corporate governance correlates with higher CSR initiatives. Read more

Students developed international marketing concepts for Philips and G-Star. Read more and contact Pam Dupont if you or you company would like more information on working with students. 

Tilburg School of Economics and Management honored its best teachers in December. Read more

The kickoff of the Winter School on Entrepreneurship took place earlier in January. Read more

Past Events

Back to Campus: Corporate Social Responsibility

OTuesday 4 November 2014 at 4 PM professors Jeroen Derwall, Johan Graafland and Philip Joos and alumni Tal Ullmann, Associate Director at Sustainalytics and Tom Francken, CEO at Desso and Luc Lenaerts, Senior Director Sustainability at Philips Healthcare gave lectures on different aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility. Read more and view the pictures 

Back to Campus: Class of 1987

About 20 alumni who graduated in 1987 attended the 87e Dies Natalis of Tilburg University last November. A lunch and tour of the campus preceded the official program. The theme this year was 'academic excellence' in particular in the field of economics and business. John List, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and the 'high priest' of economic field experimentation and Daniel Levinthal, Professor of Corporate Management at the Wharton School in Pennsylvania and an expert in the field of organizational learning where keynote speakers and received an honorary doctorate for their contributions to economics and business, respectively. 

VvTE lecture: Successful Leadership

On January 15th alumni association VvTE organized a lecture by multi guru Remco Claassen on successful leadership. Nonmembers and students were also invited.  Please visit the website if you are interested in learning more about the VvTE, its activities and membership. 

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Chapters and alumni associations
Contact Information
Reputation and Rankings
Alumni Magazine Until
February 23 – March 21
Phone campaign to alumni
February 3
Dicussion Metamodernism (in Dutch)
February 11
Hartslag Café: Stand up Sociology (in Dutch)
February 11
Food for Thought with Job Barth (in Dutch)
February 12
Symposium Robot: Friend or Foe (in Dutch)
February 27
Drinks Alumni Association Eskbit
March 2
Food for Thought with Marianne Thieme (in Dutch)
Company visit Gamebasics Alumni Association AlumniOS
March 27
General meeting Alumni Association Eskbit
April 1
Alumni – student dinner Alumni Association Finals
April 2
April 11
Alumni event Alumni Association FEST
April 13
Asset International Conference
April 30
Symposium Saving Lives
May 12
Back to Campus: Smart Industry
All events at Tilburg University 
Pam Dupont – Alumni Officer, Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Tilburg University - Warandelaan 2 - 5037 AB Tilburg - T 013 466 3603
p.h.dupont@tilburguniversity.edu - www.tilburguniversity.edu
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