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.

International Conference Water science for impact, 16-18 October

Water Science for Impact will focus on water quality and quantity in the broadest sense. The conference brings together leaders in science, policy, and the public and private sectors to examine water science from a multidisciplinary perspective. Water science is crucial to expanding our understanding of water quality and quantity related issues that humankind encounters. Such understanding is key towards identifying critical water-related challenges, developing novel solutions and implementing steps that contribute to achieving the sustainable development goals. > Read more

Symposium "Earth Futures", 19 October

A unique 1-day symposium that brings together WUR researchers and internationally renowned speakers to debate earth system transformations, from both natural and social science perspectives. We focus on four key themes in plenary presentations during the course of the day: the Anthropocene, Inequality, Biosphere-Technosphere and Earth Futures. In each plenary session, three invited speakers (from WUR and abroad) offer their perspective on the current state of the art on each topic, and on novel forms of knowledge and engagement still required to cope with diverse earth futures. > Read more

Four SENSE professors in Trouw Sustainable 100 ranking 2018

Four SENSE scientists are on Trouw’s 2018 annual list of the 100 most influential Dutch people in the area of sustainability: Detlef van Vuuren (UU and PBL, place 11), Jeroen van der Sluis (UU and University of Bergen, Norway, place 45), Frank Berendse (WUR, place 78), and Marko Hekkert (UU, place 90). > Read more

> More news


Angélica Rada Ariza Photo-activated sludge: A novel algal-bacterial biotreatment for nitrogen removal from wastewater
IHE Delft, Pollution Prevention and Control
Graduation date: 16 November 2018