University of Tilburg

A child walks near members of the Muslim community attending midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg, France
Sep 4 '18 14:40

There is a growing group of young salafists in the Netherlands who politicians can't get a grip on, according to a study by Mohammad Nazar Soroush at Tilburg University, for which he is receiving his doctorate, NOS reports.

Nazar Soroush studied salafist Muslims in the Netherlands for 15 years. He visited 64 religious meetings over the past three years, and listened and watched young salafists at mosques, foundations and leisure activities. Salafists are Muslims who try to live as strictly as possible to the authentic, pure form of Islam. 

Council Chamber in Hilversum
May 28 '18 15:10

Dutch political parties just can't manage to get more diversity among their aldermen. In 2014 around 3 percent of the 1,500 aldermen in the Netherlands had a migration background. After the municipal elections in March this year, that percentage seemed to have dropped somewhat, Trouw reports based on its own research.

Over two thirds of the 335 municipalities that took part in the elections in March have now concluded their coalition negotiations and appointed their aldermen. According to Trouw, the percentage of aldermen with a migration background is now around 2 percent.

Mar 29 '16 13:50

An increasing number of Dutch doctors are concerned that the American "lawsuit culture" is heading towards the Netherlands. Doctors are so worried that a patient, relatives or health insurers will file a lawsuit against them, that they often perform treatments just so the patient can feel that everything possible was done, according to a survey by Stichting Beroepseer and VVaa

Mar 3 '16 08:47

Sweetie 2.0 is going online in April. Sweetie is a virtual little girl, created by Terre des Hommes, used to lure and trap people looking for webcam sex with children. Sweetie 1.0 traced a thousand men wanting online sex with her in just two months

Geert Wilders
Feb 29 '16 07:51

The anti-Islam party PVV is furious about statements a Tilburg professor made about their leader Geert Wilders. Among other things, the professor called Wilders a fascist and said that all political parties should fight him.

Dec 9 '15 08:51

Almost half of Dutch doctors sometimes cry in the workplace, a quarter of them even do so in front of a patient, according to a survey done by the University of Tilburg among 776 Dutch doctors

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Oct 6 '15 13:39

Publicly announced neighbourhood watch WhatsApp groups are proving highly effective as a deterrent to home burglaries across Tilburg. In 35 areas initiating the alert system, a reduction in the average number of monthly burglaries fell by half, from 60 to 30, according to Tilburg University researcher Martijn Akkermans.

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Feb 19 '14 09:23

The lack of control on marijauana sales means that foreigners are still able to buy weed at 85 percent of coffeeshops in the Netherlands, the NOS reports.

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