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.

PhD Symposium Innovations for sustainability: Tackling water and climate change-related challenges, 10-11 October

The theme for the 2019 IHE PhD symposium is “Innovations for Sustainability”. SDGs cannot be achieved without new ways to respond to the interrelated environmental, societal, and economic challenges we are facing today. Overcoming these challenges requires us to think of innovative and smarter solutions that can have positive impact on sustainable development. PhD candidates from other SENSE partners welcome! Abstract submission deadline: 10 July > 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. Abstract submission deadline: 23 September > 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


Rick Hogeboom Sustainable and efficient water use: from water footprint accounting to setting targets
University of Twente, Water Management Group
Graduation date: 27 June 2019

Upcoming Events

6th International Conference Energy and Meteorology 24-27 June 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark