Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

Due to COVID-19, courses, events and PhD graduations are organised differently, are postponed or canceled. Please always check sources for the latest update.

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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.

New SENSE A2 coordinator

We welcome new SENSE employee Katarzyna Negacz. She joined the SENSE network as the new coordinator for the A2 projects and she will co-organise the A1 course in fall 2020. Kate is an interdisciplinary researcher at the Environmental Policy Analysis Department at the IVM-VU. You can find her at the IVM-VU or contact her by email:

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SENSE PhD blog about super cyclone Amphan 

Uthpal is a Bangladeshi SENSE PhD candidate who currently stays in Khulna, Bangladesh. His research in the WaterApps project is on weather and climate information services, which helped local farmers prepare before the cyclone hit. All of the farmers involved in the project harvested in time and have minimal damages.

Read blog.

Upcoming Courses


Juan Carlos Mendez Fernandez Ion complexation modelling of ferrihudrite: From fundamentals of metal (hydr) oxide nanoparticles to applications in soils systems
Wageningen University, Soil chemistry and chemical soil quality
Graduation date: 27 August 2020

Upcoming Events

Conference Eurosoil 2020 (POSTPONED) 24-28 August 2020, Switzerland