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.

CSPS Winter School Natural Resources and Conflict: Violence, Resistance and the State, 9-18 December

The extraction, exploitation, distribution and trade of natural resources continue to be a source of conflict worldwide, notwithstanding claims of inclusive and equitable development. This course helps PhD candidates unravel the multiple contradictions surrounding the access to natural resources, to overt and covert forms of violence involved, and the resistance this may generate. Specific attention is paid to the role of state power in shaping conflict. The course offers participants a solid theoretical basis to problematize the relation between natural resources and conflict. Read more.

New book released: Local Consumption and Global Environmental Impacts 

The book describes how local consumption in urban areas is increasingly met by global supply chains. These often extend over large distances and have global environmental impact, contributing to pollution, water scarcity and deforestation. This book will be key reading for students in environmental sciences, sustainability sciences, ecological economies and geography. One of the authors is Klaus Hubacek, Professor at the Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen (ESRIG), University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Read more.

Upcoming Courses

Basic Statistics 20-21 & 26-28 November 2019, Wageningen


Abias Uwimana Rehabilitation of sediments and nutrients retention capacity in valley bottom wetlands
IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Graduation date: 28 November 2019

Upcoming Events

Understanding Risk - UR Europe Forum 27-29 November 2019, Bucharest, Romania