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 an academic network 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 ten Dutch universities and research organisations.

Working on your PhD research in times of crises - FREE for SENSE PhD candidates (10, 16 and 24 June)

Doing a PhD can be quite a challenge. Besides times that things go well and you feel like you have the best job in the world, one can also be confronted with an array of challenges along the route to become an independent and critical scientist.
In this short, interactive and peer-driven training, we will jointly discuss experiences, identify new or amplified challenges as well as means and methods to tackle these to finally translate this in a (SMART) plan of action to get you (back) on track. Read more.

SENSE PhD member receives Research Award for new CO2 capturing method 

The 2021 University Fund Wageningen (UFW) Research Award was granted to  SENSE member dr Irene Sánchez-Andrea. She is an assistant professor at the Wageningen University & Research Laboratory for Microbiology. She won the prize for her research on a new CO2 capturing pathway in microbes. She published her findings in the leading journal Nature Communications in 2020. Read more.

Upcoming Courses

Introduction to R and R Studio 20, 23, 26 and 30 April 2021, online


Aristofanis Tsiringakis Understanding physical processes and feedback mechanisms between the urban surfance and the overlying atmosphere
Wageningen University, Meteorology and Air Quality
Graduation date: 21 April 2021

Upcoming Events

SETAC Europe 31st Annual Meeting 3-6 May 2021, online