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 Symposium Carbon-Climate Interactions: from Science to Policy, 12 January 2015

We will present the current knowledge about carbon cycle and climate change, and how it affects policies in the making. Earn 1 ECTS by giving a 2 minutes talk about your project: register before 15 December! > Read more and register

Press release: International review highly positive about Dutch environmental and sustainability research

Environmental and sustainability research in the Netherlands is internationally considered to be of very high quality. More than 25% of the Dutch research groups under review belong to the world top of their field of research. The Dutch institutes are very positively assessed by the international reviewers and are strongly praised for their inclination to interdisciplinary cooperation and the societal relevance of the scientific research. The level of scientific excellence as well as the communicative and leadership qualities of the young professionals trained in environmental and sustainability research in the Netherlands are highly attractive to future employers, both nationally and internationally. > Read more

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Upcoming Courses


Caroline Uittenbroek How mainstream is mainstreaming? The integration of climate adaptation into urban policy
Utrecht University, Environmental Governance
Graduation date: 28 November 2014