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.

I M P O R T A N T    M E S S A G E

The SENSE research school has migrated to a new public website (this site) and a new secured environment (

The former SENSE website will stay available till 31 July for PhD candidates to download their iTSP: go to, log in with your usual user name and password and print your iTSP as a PDF. Other functionalities are no longer available!

To login on the new secured portal for SENSE members, please create a new account in order to make full use of all functions. The log in and password of the old website cannot be used there!!

SENSE PhD researcher Akshay Patel starts company SustAnalyze to help solving sustainability issues

Akshay Patel in actionAlready before his PhD graduation Akshay Patel took part in the ScienceInc programme, to bring his scientific finding to the market. On 30 June he held his final presentation about his new company SustAnalyze, an online tool to analyse chemical processes. > Read more

SENSE Summer Academy 2014 : "Sustainable cities: Clever techniques, clever people"

1 October in Delft. > Read more


Akshay Patel Towards Sustainable Fuels & Chemicals: Integrating sustainability assessment in the development of biobased production processes at early stage
Utrecht University, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development - Energy & Resources
Graduation date: 29 August 2014

Upcoming Events

World Water Week 2014 31 August - 5 September 2014, Sweden