Tilburg University is an academic institution of higher education, specialising in economics and law, located in Tilburg in the southern part of the Netherlands.
Tilburg University has a student population of about 12,000 students, of which about 7 per cent are international students. This percentage has steadily increased over the past years. TU offers both Dutch-taught and English-taught programmes.
The institution has gained a reputation in both research and education. In the field of economics, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ranked #1 in Europe for the second consecutive time in 2007 according to the Journal of the European Economic Association with regard to publications in top journals. In 2007 the Executive MBA programme at the university's TiasNimbas Business School ranked # 11 in the world according to the Financial Times. In the field of law, Tilburg University was ranked #1 in the Netherlands for the last three years according to Elsevier Magazine, and came in second to Cambridge University in a ranking of European law schools.
In 2002, Tilburg University awarded honorary doctorates to Kofi Annan, Prof. dr. Hans-Dieter Klingemann, and Prof. Ariel Rubinstein in the presence of Queen Beatrix, and Crown Prince Willem-Alexander.