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 conferentie Ons Toekomstige Energielandschap: Hoe zorgen we gezamenlijk voor de zon- en windenergietransitie op land? 20 June

Elke energietransitie leidt tot grote veranderingen in het stedelijke en landelijke gebied en dus ook de transitie naar niet-fossiele duurzame energiebronnen. Deze veranderingen roepen weerstand op bij burgers, boeren, natuurbeschermers, politici en anderen. Deze conferentie wil inzicht geven in de verschillende mogelijkheden om de energietransitie te realiseren. > 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

SENSE symposium Innovative research techniques in Environmental Sciences: Making Sense from Sensors for SENSE, 11 October

This SENSE symposium focuses on innovative research strategies and practices through cutting edge technology. SENSE PhD candidates are invited to present a pitch about your innovative research techniques and the application in environmental sciences for a broad SENSE audience. > Read more

‘Investment risk is holding back energy transition’

The present market regulations make it extremely risky to invest in green energy, and this is impeding the fight against climate change. This is what Oscar Kraan (LU) writes in his dissertation. The PhD defence was on 25 April. > Read more

Upcoming Courses

WFA (Wilderness First Aid) Course 1-2 June 2019, Soest


Gabriela Alvarez Mieles Ecological modelling of river-wetland systems: A case study for the Abras de Mantequilla wetland in Ecuador
IHE Delft, Pollution Prevention and Control
Graduation date: 28 May 2019

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