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.

Highlighted upcoming SENSE events

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 workshop Water Scarcity (incl. BBQ), 1 Sept.

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. > Read more

Recommended upcoming SENSE courses

Making an Impact! How to increase the societal relevance of your PhD research, 16-17 Oct 2017

In the course, you will learn about activities to increase the societal relevance of your research, and how these can be balanced with other commitments and priorities in your PhD-programme. You will explore your personal wishes and develop ideas about how to integrate impact activities in your research. > Read more

SENSE Writing Week, 30 Oct - 3 Nov 2017

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


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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