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.

SENSE Symposium Soil contamination: scope, advances and challenges, 1 Sept.

The key topics of this symposium are the transport and fate of contaminants in the soil, the related risk to human health or the environment, and remediation of the soil. The symposium will cover both experimental studies and modelling. Registration and abstract submission deadline: 15 July > Read more

SENSE Writing Week, 30 Oct - 3 Nov 2017

Would you like to develop your writing skills and improve your current piece of work for a publication? Or do you want to start one without the daily distractions? Well… this is your opportunity!!
During this week you can fully concentrate on writing an article without the distraction of every day practice. The writing week will take place in a comfortable environment where you can spend the night. The presence of other PhD students will provide motivation, support and social contacts. Additionally, an English writing coach will guide us through the writing process. > Read more

SENSE workshop Water Scarcity (incl. BBQ)

Datum: 01-09-2017
Tijd: 14:00 - 20:00
Locatie: IVM, VU University Amsterdam, Room C-541 and C-543, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam

A workshop on water scarcity from a physical, economic and insurance point of view. During the workshop, different aspects of water scarcity will be highlighted. Dr. Rupert Holzinger will discuss the effect of aerosols on our climate and the hydrological cycle. Dr. David Zetland will talk about water economy and policy. Finally, the topic of water scarcity risk analysis will be covered by Ted Veldkamp MSc.

Keynote speakers: 

Dr. Rupert Holzinger - IMAU, Utrecht University 
Dr. David Zetland - Leiden University 
Ted Veldkamp MSc. - IVM, VU University Amsterdam

Are you a member of the SENSE network? 

Register by sending your name and institute to
(max. 40 participants)

Including free drinks and a vegetarian BBQ!

> Poster Workshop Water Scarcity and BBQ

Upcoming Courses


Bingxi Li A Clash of Plants. vegetation succession and its interaction with permafrost dynamics in the Arctic lowland tundra
Wageningen University, Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology
Graduation date: 29 August 2017

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