Tilburg University is an accredited, small-scale institution of higher education specializing in Law, Economics, Social Sciences, and Humanities and a strong focus on ‘character building;. Providing high-quality, innovative, and internationally oriented education and research, they aspire to train their students to be thinkers who act, who actively contribute to society.
"Established in 1927 as Roman Catholic University of Commerce, it changed it names to Tilburg University in 2010. Even tough it has dropped religious reference from its name, the university remain strongly associated with the religion as it offers education in theology up until now. The university has six faculties in total, which are Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Tilburg Law School, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg School of Humanities, Tilburg School of Theology and TiasNimbas Business School. Other than that, they also have well-established research institutes and graduate schools. The education system and programmes are constructed based on three pillars; knowledge, skills, and characters. Their strong focus on ‘character building’ makes their students and alumni stand out compared to the students and alumni of other universities. Furthermore, the university has a strong international academic orientation. In that regard, they have established partnerships with numerous universities in the field of education which provide students with the opportunities to take multiple degrees, internships, exchange programmes, or summer schools overseas. They also participate in many international research networks. In terms of implementing the education programmes, they believe that high qualified staff produce high-quality graduates. Some well-known and well-respected people have taught in the university, such as Ruud Luubers, the former prime minister of the Netherlands and Max Euwe, the chess grandmaster. While one of their notable alumni is Norbert Schmelzer, the former Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "