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.

Join A1 SENSE Introductory Course and/or SENSE Writing Week!

There are still places available for the A1 SENSE Introductory Course (23-25 Sept) and the SENSE Writing Week (2-6 Nov). Register soon!

SENSE Symposium: Hazard, Risk and Sustainability in the Soil Environment (HRSSE), 14 October

Sharing knowledge between (PhD) students and researchers, and promoting the discussion of new ideas, problems and challenges faced, and solutions encountered for different soil-related topics. Extended abstract submission deadline: 11 September> Read more

Melle Nikkels (WU) wins prize for technique to reduce salinity of brackish water

The Fource project created by Lodewijk Stuyt (Alterra) and SENSE PhD candidate Melle Nikkels (WU) has won first prize at Water Republic x SAIL 2015 Innovation Edition. Fource is a ‘Standalone Farm Water Salinity Reducer’, a technique used to make shallow, brackish water suitable for agricultural purposes. The aim is to make food production less vulnerable to salinisation, a problem that is becoming increasingly serious throughout the world. > Read more 

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Upcoming Courses


Jing Hua Determining the most appropriate dose metrics for evaluating dose-response relationships of metal-based nanoparticles to Zebrafish embryos
Leiden University, Conservation Biology
Graduation date: 3 September 2015