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Economics and Management
8 juli 2016
Dear ,

The academic year has come to an end and summer has finally begun. However, we already look forward to September and are preparing for the Opening of the Academic Year as well as the festive graduations of hundreds of students. The class of 2016 will enter the labor market full of ambition and enthusiasm. And with the help of alumni, who offer to mentor students, the transition from student to graduate is a lot smoother. Next to that, the projects which are financially supported by our alumni have a huge impact. Alumni are not just our best ambassadors, but also our greatest supporters.I hope you will have a great summer!

Kind regards,
Lex Meijdam, Dean Tilburg School of Economics and Management
14 September: Back to Campus: 'Wicked Problems'
On September 14, 2016 Tilburg University researchers and our special visiting professor Deborah Hensler from Stanford University will share their knowledge and experiences on how to solve 'wicked problems' with our alumni audience. What is a wicked problem and why is it so difficult or even impossible to solve wicked problems? What possible organizational responses exist to wicked problems? And more importantly, how can we build resilience in our society? Read more
Alumnus in the spotlight

Marc Verstraeten studied Economics (1990) and the Post Master Accountancy (1992). After completing his military service and having worked at KPMG Audit for ten years, he joined internet service company DOCDATA N.V. in 2001 and became Chief Financial Officer in 2006. Read full article

Calling campaign 2016

The annual calling campaign to alumni took place in February. Students of TiSEM informed alumni about the developments of the university and the ambitions of the School. Alumni were also asked to support several research and education projects. We are proud to say that alumni pledged around 87,000 euro to help make these TiSEM projects a reality.

On Wednesday, September 14th (prior to the BTC event), the university organizes a -Thank You event-, especially for all alumni who support the university. We want to enable everyone to meet the researchers and students who have benefited from support of alumni. 
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Short news about our research, education and alumni

Next to an Augmented Reality lab you can now also find a 3D printlab on campus. Dirk Brands, CEO 3D Printing Lab:
“We will ensure that SMEs and educational institutes become acquainted with 3D printing, so that they will use it more. The fun part of this new technology is that anyone can easily design and print something. For students we have discounted prices.” 
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Alumnus Edin Mujagic will present his book :‘‘Boeiend en geboeid: een monetaire geschiedenis van Nederland sinds 1814/1816’ on 13 July at 'De Nederlandsche Bank'.

Professor Harold Benink & Paul Van Seters on Brexit: "Spirit of common responsibility is cornerstone EU". Read more

Philip Joos, Professor of Accounting (TiSEM) and Vice-Dean was elected President-Elect 2016-2017 of the European Accounting Association (EAA) at the EAA's 39th Annual Congress in Maastricht (May 11-13).  Read more

In the recently published: 'Tilburg University Top 100 of Economics Schools Research Ranking', Tilburg University emerges as the Dutch university publishing most frequently in the most prestigious scientific journals. In the world university rankings, Tilburg University ranks in 20th place. Read more

Household energy consumption is decreasing thanks to energy efficiency policies but, as a result of the lower energy bill, consumers use more energy. The effect is that approximately one third of the energy efficiency gains is cancelled out. This is concluded by economist Erdal Aydin in his PhD thesis, which he defended on January 13, 2016, at Tilburg University. Read more

Dr Daniel Smit (1976), tax lawyer at EY and alumn of Tilburg University, has been appointed professor at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management for a period of five years. As of 1 April 2016, he is holder of the chair in Corporate Taxation and Corporate Finance: The Corporate Taxation of Multinational Enterprises in a Global Economy and Corporate Finance. Read more
According to Saskia Lavrijssen, The Netherlands is lagging hopelessly behind in implementing European obligations for a transition to smart and sustainable energy.  Read more  
Past Events

Saturday 16 April:
On this date in Jakarta, the Alumni Community of Tilburg University Indonesia was established. About 30 alumni and 14 prospective students attended the event. Prof.dr.ir. Bart Vos (Associate Dean Bachelor programs at TiSEM) and Ms. Laura van Bochove (Marketing & Recruitment) were present at the event. 
Yessa Arthur Erriadita ( Chair of the Alumni Community) received the certificate of recognition. We greatly value the commitment and enthusiasm of the alumni community in Indonesia to our university. We look forward to working together and make this community a success! See also
Thursday 19 May:
Twice a year the university organizes a 'Back to Campus' event for all alumni. A perfect opportunity for alumni to catch up with former study friends, exchange knowledge and networking. In May the theme was 'Entrepreneurial Thinking. About 180 alumni found their way back to campus. They listened (amongst others) to Robin van Lieshout (alumn TiSEM), who talked passionately about his company and Prof.dr. Geert Duysters, who explained the audience a lot about intrapreneurship.

Wednesday 1 June:

The Ambassador of Colombia to the Netherlands, Mr. Juan José Quintana Aranguren, visited Tilburg University. During his visit the Ambassador presente d his book Litigation at the International Court of Justice (Brill, 2015) to the staff members of the Department of European and Public International Law of the Tilburg Law School and met with 16 students, 7 PhDs, 2 Professors and 2 staff members from Colombia. The ambassador was really interested in learning about Tilburg University collaboration with Colombian institutions and hearing about the experience of the Colombian students at our university.

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