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.

Making an Impact! Increasing the relevance of research through science-society interaction, 5-6 February

For a lot of scientists, creating solutions for a range of urgent societal problems is part of the internal motivation for doing science. This course offers different perspectives on understanding, anticipating and making impact. Amongst other, you will discover how (also fundamental) research can be combined with societal impact. > Read more

Grasping Sustainability, 11-15 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

Upcoming Courses


Nick Zwart Miniaturization of in vitro bioassays for high throughput Effect-Directed Analysis
VU University Amsterdam, Environment and Health
Graduation date: 18 January 2019

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