Tilburg University

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Tilburg University (Universiteit van Tilburg), and formerly known as the Catholic University of Brabant (Katholieke Universiteit Brabant) is located in Tilburg, the Netherlands.

Tilburg University was founded in 1927, making it one the younger Universities in the Netherlands. It is a fully accredited government financed university with almost 10,000 students, specialising in the social sciences and humanities and has five faculties: Economics and Business Administration, Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Humanities (Communication, Culture, Philosophy, Religion) and the Catholic Faculty of Theology. Within these faculties, more than twenty bachelor programmes and almost fifty master programmes are offered, some of which have an interdisciplinary character.

Tilburg University is being ranked amongst the best in the Netherlands, and Europe based on several external review committees.

Faculty of Economics and Business

  • # 1 in Europe in Economics research by the European Economic Association in 2002 and 2003
  • # 3 in Europe in Business Research according to a ranking of the School of Management of the University of Texas, Dallas in 2005
  • # 1 in the Netherlands in Economics in Elsevier´s Higher Education Review 2004
  • AACSB International accreditation for business programmes since 2002

Faculty of Law

  • # 1 in Europe in Der Spiegel in 1998
  • # 4 in Europe according to the Social Science Research Network
  • # 1 in the Netherlands in Dutch Law in Elsevier´s Higher Education Review 2003 and 2004
  • # 1 in the Netherlands in Tax Law in Elsevier´s Higher Education Review 2003
  • # 1 in the Netherlands in Public Administration in Elsevier´s Higher Education Review 2004
  • # 2 in the Netherlands in Tax Law in the Higher Education Guide 2003-2004
  • # 2 in the Netherlands in Law in the Higher Education Guide 2003-2004

Faculty of Arts

  • # 1 in the Netherlands in Communication and Information Studies in the Higher Education Guide 2003-2004
  • # 1 in the Netherlands in General Cultural Studies in the Higher Education Guide 2003-2004

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • # 3 in the Netherlands in Psychology in the Higher Education Guide 2002-2003
  • # 3 in the Netherlands in Sociology in Elsevier´s Higher Education Review 2003

TiasNimbas Business School

  • # 1 worldwide with the most international Executive MBA in the Financial Times 2005
  • # 11 in the world in Executive MBA programmes in the Financial Times 2005
  • AMBA accreditation for MBA programmes since 2005

General

  • # 1 in the Netherlands of all Dutch universities in offering the most appealing service and support package in recruitment of international staff, according to two independent studies by TUDELTA and FOLIA the university newspapers of TU Delft and Universiteit van Amsterdam, respectively.
  • # 2 in the Netherlands in best not-for-profit employer in the Netherlands according to Intermediair in 2004.