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Alumni Spring Newsletter 2017

In the Spotlight

Alumna Claudia Mennen   |  

Claudia Mennen - Vermeule graduated in Information Management (’96) and Accountancy (’99, post master). She started her successful career at PwC and after positons at Dockwise and Green Gas International was appointed Chief Financial Officer at BrandLoyalty in 2012. 

"Set goals for yourself and grab the opportunities, be ambitious! But don’t take yourself too serious, also enjoy life"

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Adopt a Chair and contribute to the Have a Seat Scholarship fund

As of now, you can adopt a chair in our new lecture hall on campus! Your name and favorite quote will be placed on a chair of your choice in a brand new lecture hall on the Tilburg University campus. For only €50 a year (for a period of 5 years) you can ‘sit’ next to your friends and former classmates, teachers or students. Adopt a chair and provide the next generation of students with a seat. That seat will give them the chance to study at Tilburg University and develop their talents.
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Dutch Education more popular than ever

In the 2016-17 academic year there were more than 112,000 international students in the Netherlands. That is the highest number ever recorded, Nuffic concludes in the analysis of the latest figures on student mobility. More than 81,000 international students are enrolled in a full degree programme, the remainder is here for shorter stays such as an Erasmus+ exchange.

At Tilburg University we can also see this trend. This year 13050 students started their study programme at Tilburg University and about 13,3% (1735) is coming from abroad.
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Masterclass series: Data Science & Business

Do you sometimes feel that you can barely keep up with the developments of information, business intelligence and data? And that these developments are moving faster than you and your organization? Do you also miss the translation of what is possible from theory into practice? JADS Executive Education starts with a series of Masterclasses for (financial) directors, managers and other professionals involved in the management and control of organizations and who are interested in the impact of big data on their organization.

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Short Science update

Mathematical models improve the quality and efficacy of radiotherapy
Radiotherapy, in which radioactive radiation is used to damage cancer cells, is a common cancer treatment. However, the people applying the treatment are only human and there are other uncertainties involved in it. On March 31st, Marleen Balvert will be defending her PhD thesis in which she shows that these risk scan be reduced using mathematical optimization models. Read more.

Profile: Peter Snoeren Investigates Big Data Startup Business Models
Recent trends indicate that the market for big data related services is exploding. This provides huge opportunities for entrepreneurs, and big data-based business models are rapidly evolving. Read more

High Score for Tilburg School of Economics and Management in Top 40 Best Dutch Economists 
Those opting for economics or management programs in Tilburg can count on getting excellent classes taught by the best teachers and researchers. This is apparent from the Top 40 Best Dutch Economists (‘Economen Top 40’) recently published in ESB magazine. Read more
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