Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

Welcome to SENSE!

SENSE Research School is a joint venture for integrated environmental and sustainability research and multidisciplinary PhD training:

  • School for disciplinary and multidisciplinary PhD training
  • Network for high quality environmental and sustainability research
  • Bridge for sustainable solutions at the science-practice interface

SENSE is a partnership involving nine Dutch universities and two institutes.

Grasping Sustainability, 12-16 March

To date, many different scientific concepts and approaches of sustainability exist. What are the differences and what do they entail? What is your role as a scientist in achieving sustainable develop-ment? How can you apply sustainability in your own research? And in doing so, how can you deal with facts, uncertainty, values and opinions?
This on-site course will enable you to think about the ‘bigger picture’, grasp sustainability and to apply concepts and approaches to your own research. > Read more

Aquatic Ecology: Robustness of aquatic ecosystems in the face of global change, 18-23 March

Aquatic ecosystems play a crucial role in human health and well-being. They are, however, under severe anthropogenic pressure. In this 5-day course we will provide a multifaceted overview of the science on aquatic ecosystems in the Anthropocene and the means by which its robustness can be restored or even improved. > Read more

Dr. Brenden Jongman (IVM/VU, Worldbank) receives SENSE PhD Award 2017

It is a pleasure to announce that the bi-annual SENSE PhD Award for best SENSE dissertation in previous two years, has been awarded to dr. Brenden Jongman for his PhD research on Unravelling the Drivers of Flood Risk across Spatial Scales (2015) at IVM, VU. > Read more

Upcoming Courses

Design and Analyses of Ecological Experiments 22-23 February 2018, UFZ Leipzig, Germany


David Bijl Sustainable resource use in the global water-food-energy nexus - Advances in process-based integrated assessment modelling
Utrecht University, Environmental Sciences
Graduation date: 23 February 2018

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