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.

Workshop Monitoring droughts and Water Scarcity, 27 March

SENSE organises a workshop series on Water Scarcity. The quarterly workshops are open to interested professionals, PhD-level students and last-stage MSc students in the water sciences. The 27 March focuses on the measuring and monitoring of droughts and water scarcity impacts. > Read more 

SENSE workshop on Transdisciplinarity and the Sustainable Development Goals, 6 April

How to further transdisciplinarity and co-production of knowledge in progressing the Sustainable Development Goals?
Within the context of a graduate school it is challenging to provide a setting in which post-graduates, focussed on a single PhD topic, can develop the broad, transdisciplinary competencies that are needed to align knowledge with action. This workshop will, therefore, explore how to complement discipline-specific skills with a transdisciplinary approach needed for more sustainable air, land and water management.
The intention of this workshop is to explore tangible next steps for future actions together, whether this be projects, or further exchanges of ideas and opportunities. > Read more

Dr. Brenden Jongman (IVM/VU, Worldbank) receives SENSE PhD Award 2017

It is a pleasure to announce that the bi-annual SENSE PhD Award for best SENSE dissertation in previous two years, has been awarded to dr. Brenden Jongman for his PhD research on Unravelling the Drivers of Flood Risk across Spatial Scales (2015) at IVM, VU. > Read more


Zhi Yang Quantitative assessment of groundwater and surface water interactions in the Hailiutu River Basin, China
IHE Delft, Hydrology and Water Resources
Graduation date: 26 March 2018

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