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

Earth System Science PhD Conference, 13-15 March

Earth system and climate scientists focus their research on multiple Earth spheres (ocean, atmosphere, biosphere and soils) and the interactions between them. At the Earth System Science PhD Conference 2019, organized by SENSE members, you can meet with experimentalists and modellers from all spheres to view your very specific or broad and multidisciplinary topic, in a broader context. > 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

Economic modelling of the bioeconomy 18 February - 14 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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