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.

Time for celebration! 

WIMEK and SENSE celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of their coordinators: Johan Feenstra. This iconic man has worked for 40 years at the Wageningen University & Research now and strongly advocated the creation and developments within the WIMEK and SENSE networks. We dare to say that without him, WIMEK and SENSE would not have been the successful schools that they are today. Johan contributed in particular to the interdisciplinary nature of the networks, and its impact in society. We owe Johan, and thank him for his endless energy and his perseverance and congratulate him with this milestone. We are looking forward to the years ahead with Johan as WIMEK and SENSE coordinator.


Upcoming Courses

Ethics for Social Sciences Research 19 May 2021, Wageningen FULL


Irena Ymeti Investigating the effect of seasonal variations, expressed by moisture and temperature changes, on soil surface stability using proximal remote sensing
University of Twente, Department of Earth Systems Analysis
Graduation date: 27 May 2021

Upcoming Events

IWA digital world water congress 24 May - 4 June 2021