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.

Prestigious Green Talent Award for SENSE PhD candidate Glory Edwards (WUR-ESA)

Glory works on developing scenarios for pathways to a sustainable rice system in Nigeria. She develops these pathways from a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods including stakeholder participation leading to the development of a fuzzy cognitive map; scenario development linking with the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways; and land use modelling.

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SENSE PhD blog about super cyclone Amphan 

Uthpal is a Bangladeshi SENSE PhD candidate who currently stays in Khulna, Bangladesh. His research in the WaterApps project is on weather and climate information services, which helped local farmers prepare before the cyclone hit. All of the farmers involved in the project harvested in time and have minimal damages.

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Upcoming Courses

Fire in the landscape: introduction to biophysical aspects 25 January - 5 February 2021, online


Coleen Carranza Investigating soil moisture dynamics for improved applications of radar satellites in agricultural water management
Wageningen University, Soil physics and Land Management
Graduation date: 25 January 2021