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Alumni Newsletter
Economics and Management
30 juni 2015

We are looking back at successful events earlier this year and are happy you are finding your way back to campus. In recent months, our students spoke to more than 1000 alumni during our annual phone campaign, and many alumni joined us at alumni events or to give a guest lecture. We greatly appreciate your involvement and contributions and wish you a beautiful summer.

Kind regards,
Lex Meijdam, Dean Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Back to Campus: Data Science
Our society is profiting ever more from the opportunities that large data sets provide to develop new products and services. But how do we treat those data? What about privacy and intellectual property issues? What’s the economic value? Tilburg University addresses these and other questions at the alumni event on Thursday evening 8 October 2015. Read more and register  
Alumnus in the spotlight
Bachelorvoorlichtingsdagen Berry van Gool studied fiscal economics and graduated in 1997. After a career of 15 years in the banking sector, he got the opportunity to become managing director at football club Willem II in 2013. “You never know what is going to happen in the world of football. You can be targeted before you know it, which is why I live day by day as much as possible.” Read more

Alumni Association AlumniOS welcomes alumni interested in supply chain and strategic management and organizes lectures and company visits. Do you want to join the next event and see if this network is of interest to you? Read more

Expand your knowledge
The official deadline for applications for Tilburg University Summer School has expired, but for alumni interested in registering exceptions might be made. Read more about the courses offered.

New Research
The German language encourages the practice of sustainable business more than the English does.  How languages differentiate between the present and the future affects companies' engagement in sustainable business practices. According to research conducted by Tilburg University economist Hao Liang, these differences can be largely explained by the characteristics of the language spoken at the company, besides cultural, economic, or institutional factors. Read more

Customers acquired through free trial promotions are less loyal than regular customers. On the other hand, they are more responsive to marketing campaigns that point out the benefits of the product or service. These are some of the outcomes of a study called ‘The Challenge of Retaining Customers Acquired with Free Trials’ by Assistant Professor Hannes Datta and colleagues. Read more

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

Alumni News

Alumnus Maarten de Ridder received the prestigious Jan Brouwer Award for his thesis. He had been mentioned before in this newsletter since this is not the first award Maarten has won for his excellent academic work! Other alumni who received best thesis awards are Mathijs van den Kieboom (Supply Chain), Thijs Bock (Accountancy) and Viktor Trendafilov (Marketing Management).
Alumnus Vincent Sieben was awarded the title Dutch Marketing Talent 2015 and JAM (Jongeren Arbeidsmarkt), founded by alumnus Ruud Schippers was listed as one of the top 25 companies founded by entrepreneurs younger than 25.
Future alumni Zuzana Kollarova, Natalie Nett, and Vera Ruesen, with their Team Voyage Visionnaire, won the Dutch National Finals of the L’Oréal Brandstorm 2015 competition, the prestigious international business competition of L’Oréal.

School News

Dr. Oliver Spalt was awarded the Vidi Grant to develop an innovative research line and build up his own research group over a period of five year. His project involves the question of how and how well top management teams make financial decisions. 

Professor Philip Eijlander has formally handed over the office of Rector Magnificus to his successor Professor Emile Aarts. Read more

Tilburg University has a long tradition in quantitative research and was therefore among the first to embrace ‘big data’. A new program training the big data specialists of the future is to start at the beginning of the new academic year. The Data Science Center is a joint venture between Tilburg and TU Eindhoven. Read more

Student Satisfaction rises again sharply at Tilburg University, according to the National Student Survey. Read more
Past Events

Phone Campaign

From February 23 until March 21 Tilburg School of Economics and Management conducted it's second annual phone campaign.
Students brought alumni up to date on the activities our School organizes this year and discussed ways for alumni to be involved in realizing important projects. Alumni spoke enthusiastically about their time as students and it is great to notice that so many alumni sympathize with their Alma Mater. Next to contributions through, for example, internship opportunities and contributing to the  Career Mentor Program, together, alumni pledged almost €90,000 of financial support for our projects! Many thanks to all alumni who contributed in one way or another, we greatly value your support!

Back to Campus: Smart Industry

On 12 May alumnus and Professor Henk Akkermans and alumnus Jacob Zeeman, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Strukton Rail Nederland, provided a lecture on ‘smart industry’: using the latest information and technology to improve efficiency, flexibility and quality of manufacturing and business. Over 70 alumni participated in the event and expanded their knowledge and network. Read more

Back to Campus with alumnus Jos Burgers
On 17 June alumnus Jos Burgers, author of bestselling management books, presented his views on business and management. About 150 alumni and students attended the inspiring and humourous lecture, re-connected with former students and expanded their network. Read more and view the pictures (in Dutch)
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September 5
EKSBIT/Asset SBIT event
September 11
Financials VIP Lecture with alumnus Harry Hendriks
September 24
VvTE event with Annemarie van Gaal
October 8
Back to Campus: Data Science
November 5
VvTE event with Maarten van Rossum
VAET alumni day
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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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