The Dutch education system offers two ways to study a bachelor’s degree: the more practical (applied) science (Hoger Beroeps Onderwijs, HBO) and the academic teaching with a more theoretical approach (Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs, WO). WO institutes are generally called university, while HBO institutes are generally called “Hogeschool”.
Tilburg University contributes to solving social issues and is mainly specialized in Human and Social Sciences. The educational profile of the university is built on three pillars: knowledge, skills and character. The university has around 13.000 students, including around 1700 international students of 100 nationalities. They have 22 bachelor programs and 41 master programs, 41 of the programs are English-taught. Tilburg University actively participates in various international research networks focused on knowledge-sharing and advocacy. Tilburg University has the following faculties: Economics and Management; Law; Social and Behavioural Sciences; Humanities; & Catholic Theology.
In Tilburg you can also find the TIAS School for Business and Society, it is the business school of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology. Every year, around 2400 students from 25 countries follow one of their MBAs, (executive) Masters, custom programs, master classes, and PhDs. They work with the following knowledge areas: Finance; Governance; Health; HRM; IT and Operations; Marketing; Public Management; Real Estate; & Strategy and Leadership. The TIAS-building at the campus of the Tilburg University is its main location.