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.

Grasping Sustainability course, 11-16 March

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? > Read more

SENSE Forest walk with Shinrin Yoku and Soul Voice®, 22 March

High workload, perfectionism, procrastination, comparison with others and many other issues can make you feel stressed during your PhD. They consciously or unconsciously drain your energy. We can either feel victimised by that, or decide to create a more pleasant PhD life ourselves. How? By joining the upcoming SENSE forest walk, in which you will be introduced to two interesting methods to stimulate a healthy body and mind: Shinrin Yoku and Soul Voice®. > Read more

Scientists support school strike for climate

In Europe young people take to the streets to demand more climate ambition from their governments. Based on the facts generated by climate science, the activists are quite right. Radical action is required to quickly and drastically reduce greenhouse gasses and prevent climate change to cause major changes on earth. On the day of the Dutch school strike for climate 350 Dutch scientists publish an open letter in the Dutch newspaper Trouw, titled: "Climate agreement: time for political leadership!" > Read more

Upcoming Courses

Institutions and Societal Transformation 19 February - 15 March 2019, Wageningen


Florian Beyer Microbiological and process technological aspects of nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membrane biofouling
Wageningen University, Microbiology
Graduation date: 22 February 2019

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