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


SENSE symposium Innovative research techniques in Environmental Sciences: Making Sense from Sensors for SENSE, 11 October

This SENSE symposium focuses on innovative research strategies and practices through cutting edge technology. SENSE PhD candidates are invited to present a pitch about your innovative research techniques and the application in environmental sciences for a broad SENSE audience. > Read more

‘Investment risk is holding back energy transition’

The present market regulations make it extremely risky to invest in green energy, and this is impeding the fight against climate change. This is what Oscar Kraan (LU) writes in his dissertation. The PhD defence was on 25 April. > Read more

Upcoming Courses

Using Python for Bioinformatics Analyses 20-21 May 2019, UFZ, Germany

Graduations

Justine Ngoma Climate-change effects on the Zambezi teak forests' productivity in Zambia
Wageningen University, Water Systems and Global Change
Graduation date: 22 May 2019