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.

A1 SENSE Introductory Course, 23-25 October 2019, Apeldoorn

In the SENSE course 'Environmental Research in Context' several perspectives and approaches to analyse and to solve environmental problems are discussed. You will find out how your own research project fits within other (multi-) disciplinary approaches and you will discuss the advantages and the disadvantages of your approach compared to these alternatives. 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

Big Data in the life sciences 21-23 October 2019, Wageningen


Thomas Minda Weather and crop dynamics in a complex terrain, the Gamo Highlands - Ethiopia: Towards a high-resolution and model-observation based approach
Wageningen University, Meteorology and Air Quality
Graduation date: 30 October 2019