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. Early bird registration before 31 August 2018 > Read more

Jan Klok (WUR) wins the public vote of the Prins Friso engineering award

With his innovative reactor design to remove hydrogen sulfide from natural gas, SENSE PhD graduate Jan Klok (Environmental Technology WUR) won the public vote of the Prins Friso engineering prize last March. The Prins Friso prize is yearly awarded by the Royal Institute of engineers (KIVI) to the ‘engineer of the year’ who’s research has demonstrated expertise, innovation, impact on society and entrepreneurship. Besides this jury award, the public’s favorite engineer is awarded by votes from the general public. > Read more

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Upcoming Courses


Fengjiao Peng Ecological risks of personal care ingredients for subtropical benthic communities
Wageningen University, Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management
Graduation date: 27 August 2018

Upcoming Events

UArctic Congress 3-7 September 2018, Finland