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.

IHE PhD symposium Nature for Water: Overcoming water challenges with sustainable solutions, 1-2 October

This symposium will provide a unique opportunity for PhD fellows/students to present their research to the IHE community. We welcome presentations which make a statement on the theme of the symposium. With the goal of integrating the PhD community, we also welcome a certain number of presentations from external PhD students on relevant topics. > Read more

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

Veni grant for Maryna Strokal (WUR)

Maryna Strokal (WUR) has won a Veni grant. This annual grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is aimed at scientists who have completed their PhDs and are just starting their careers. The research of Maryna Strokal is about "Optimal solutions for river pollution". On 13 December 2016 Maryna got a cum laude for her PhD thesis "River export of nutrients to the coastal waters of China: The MARINA model to assess sources, effects and solutions". > Read more

> More news


Laura Basco Carrera Participatory & collaborative modelling key to sustainable and inclusive development: Strengthening stakeholder ownership for informed and participatory water resources management
University of Twente, Water Management Group
Graduation date: 26 September 2018

Upcoming Events