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.

Opening Amsterdam Sustainability Institute, 16 May

ASI aims to provide an inclusive umbrella for all sustainability related research at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). > Read more

SENSE conferentie Ons Toekomstige Energielandschap: Hoe zorgen we gezamenlijk voor de zon- en windenergietransitie op land? 20 June

Elke energietransitie leidt tot grote veranderingen in het stedelijke en landelijke gebied en dus ook de transitie naar niet-fossiele duurzame energiebronnen. Deze veranderingen roepen weerstand op bij burgers, boeren, natuurbeschermers, politici en anderen. Deze conferentie wil inzicht geven in de verschillende mogelijkheden om de energietransitie te realiseren. > Read more

Summer School on the Governance of Socio-Ecological Systems, 7-12 July

A Summer School to further explore the governance of socio-ecological systems, discuss cutting-edge research with peers and established scholars alike and develop specific skills such as presenting and discussing your own research, exploring the science-policy interface and modeling socio-ecological systems. It will also be an opportunity to be exposed to both Chinese and Western scholarship in sustainability science. > 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

PCDI course Employability Outside Academia 29 April, 20 May and 17 June 2019, Utrecht


Fakhereh Alidoost Copulas for integrating weather and land information in space and time
University of Twente, Department of Earth Observation Science
Graduation date: 24 April 2019

Upcoming Events

Symposium OceanPredict '19 6-10 May 2019, Canada