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 Forest walk with Shinrin Yoku and Soul Voice®, 22 March

High workload, perfectionism, procrastination, comparison with others and many other issues can make you feel stressed during your PhD. They consciously or unconsciously drain your energy. We can either feel victimised by that, or decide to create a more pleasant PhD life ourselves. How? By joining the upcoming SENSE forest walk, in which you will be introduced to two interesting methods to stimulate a healthy body and mind: Shinrin Yoku and Soul Voice®. > Read more

Summer School on the Governance of Socio-Ecological Systems, 7-12 July

A Summer School to further explore the governance of socio-ecological systems, discuss cutting-edge research with peers and established scholars alike and develop specific skills such as presenting and discussing your own research, exploring the science-policy interface and modeling socio-ecological systems. It will also be an opportunity to be exposed to both Chinese and Western scholarship in sustainability science. > Read more

Scientists support school strike for climate

In Europe young people take to the streets to demand more climate ambition from their governments. Based on the facts generated by climate science, the activists are quite right. Radical action is required to quickly and drastically reduce greenhouse gasses and prevent climate change to cause major changes on earth. On the day of the Dutch school strike for climate 350 Dutch scientists publish an open letter in the Dutch newspaper Trouw, titled: "Climate agreement: time for political leadership!" > Read more

Upcoming Courses


Isabel de Sousa Brandão Use of geospatial and multivariate statistical analysis in support of water quality monitoring of hydroelectric reservoirs
University of Twente, Department of Water Resources
Graduation date: 20 March 2019

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