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 course Grasping Sustainability, 13-17 March 2017

Explore, understand and utilise sustainability, the different concepts, objectives, indicators and methodologies, and learn how to apply them to your own research. Registration deadline: 24 February > Read more

Workshop Integrated Exposure and Effects Assessment, 11-12 April 2017

This two-day workshop on Integrated Exposure and Effects Assessment is organised by the Institute for Environmental Studies, VU, Amsterdam, in collaboration with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute for Environmental Studies of Japan. The aim is to bring together the experience gained in the USA, Asia and Europe regarding the deployment of target- / non-target screening and biological monitoring tools for integrated exposure and effect assessment. Abstract submission deadline: 24 February > Read more

Prestigious BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for prof. Marten Scheffer (WU)

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category goes to the ecologists Marten Scheffer of Wageningen University & Research and to Gene Likens (USA). Both researchers receive the prestigious award for contributing decisively to what the jury describes as ‘one of the major challenges’ of this scientific discipline: to understand and, where possible, anticipate ecosystem responses to human-induced alterations of the natural environment. > Read more

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Upcoming Courses

Research seminar Earth System Governance 23 February 2017, Amsterdam


Getachew Feleke Belete Integrating models on the web: application for socio-environmental studies
University of Twente, Department of Geo-Information Processing
Graduation date: 23 February 2017

Upcoming Events

VVM voor dummies: Circulaire economie 23 February 2017, Den Bosch