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.

Register now for the SENSE Writing Week 2016

During this week you can fully concentrate on writing an article without the distraction of every day practice. The presence of other PhD students will provide motivation, support and social contacts. > Read more

NonSENSE Forest Walk - Autumn Edition

The second Non-sense forest walk will take place on the Sunday October 16th. The plan is to meet at 10:00 at the Dieren train station. From there we will do a 14 km walk through the Natural Park Veluwezoom, a nature area with hills (yes, in the Netherlands!), heather, forest and the previously hunting grounds of the Prince of Orange. > Read more

Call for papers Symposium on Learning and Innovations in Resilient Systems (OU), 23-24 March 2017

The symposium on Learning and Innovation in Resilient Systems, is a large international conference that offers an unique opportunity to discuss innovation and learning processes in resilient systems. The host, the Open University the Netherlands, offers international researchers an opportunity to share ideas and knowledge with a broad audience, and aims to provide stepping stones towards ‘more resilient systems'. > Read more

Call to participate in the new SENSE network on the transition to a circular economy

Huub Rijnaarts, chairman of the SENSE Board is preparing a SENSE network meeting together with Joke van Wensem of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment on how SENSE researchers, Companies and Governments can join forces to assist this process. If you are interested to take active role in this please send an email. > Read more

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Upcoming Courses

PCDI course Employability Outside Academia 30 September, 28 October and 2 December 2016, Utrecht


Micah Mukungu Mukolwe Flood Hazard Mapping: Uncertainty and its Value in the Decision-making Process
UNESCO-IHE, Hydroinformatics
Graduation date: 4 October 2016