Tilburg University is a public research university in Tilburg in the Netherlands. The university was established in 1927 as the “Economische Hogeschool Tilburg“ (school of economics) and was renamed “Tilburg University“ in 1986. The school of economics was founded in 1927 as a result of private initiative from two local business leaders, D. van der Heijden and W. van den Heuvel. The school was officially recognised as an institute for higher education in 1930. In 1986, the school was renamed Tilburg University. Today, Tilburg University has a student population of over 31,000 students and 4,000 staff members, making it one of the largest universities in the Netherlands. The university is organized into nine faculties: Economics and Business, Law, Social Sciences, Humanities and Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Philosophy, Theology, and Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Tilburg University has a strong international focus, and is one of the few universities in the Netherlands with a sizable number of international students. Tilburg University offers a wide range of bachelor’s and master’s programs, as well as PhD programs. The university is home to a number of research institutes, including the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) and the Tilburg Center for Economic Research (TiCE). The university has a strong international focus and offers a wide range of exchange programs with partner institutions around the world.