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.

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

Grasping Sustainability, 12-16 March 2018

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, in a collaborative learning environment, away from ‘office’. > Read more

Upcoming Courses

Structural Equation Modelling 22-26 January 2018, Wageningen


Wanda van Enst Science-policy interfaces for enriched environmental decision-making. A research into the strategies of boundary work, illustrated by case-studies in the Wadden Sea
Utrecht University, Environmental Governance
Graduation date: 24 January 2018

Upcoming Events

Arctic Frontiers Science 2018 23-25 January 2018, Norway