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.

Symposium: 'A rich future for Conservation Biology theory', 6 November, Leiden

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment has put the concept of Ecosystem Services in the heart of natural resource and biodiversity analysis. The translation of this concept into real action remains problematic, however.
This symposium focuses on new inspirations and approaches ‘beyond ecosystem services’. Main goal: to explore concepts and ideas that might point the way for Conservation Biology. > Read more

Harro van Asselt (IVM-VU) wins SENSE PhD Award 2014

Harro van Asselt has won the 2014 SENSE PhD Award, after having received a “cum laude” for his dissertation earlier. The award was presented to Dr van Asselt on 1 October by the SENSE Director of Education, Dr. Ad van Dommelen, at the closing plenary of the SENSE Summer Academy in Delft. > Read more

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Upcoming Courses

Consumer - Resource Interactions 26-30 October 2014, Wageningen


Heleen Mees Responsible Climate Change Adaptation. Exploring, analysing and evaluating public and private responsibilities for urban adaptation to climate change
Utrecht University, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Environmental Governance
Graduation date: 31 October 2014