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PhD Courses offered by other Research Schools

If you are interested in specialized PhD courses outside of SENSE, the following webpages may be of interest to you.

NAKE (Netwerk Algemene en Kwantitatieve Economie / The Netherlands Network of Economics)

The course list can be found by following the 'NAKE Courses' link on their website.

The C.T. de Wit Graduate School for Production Ecology and Resource Conservation (PE&RC)

This school is a collaborative research and PhD/postdoc training institution of Wageningen University (WU), working on fundamental and strategic issues related to agricultural production systems and sustainable land use. Up to 1999 the Graduate School was known as the Graduate School Production Ecology (PE). Their courses are listed on / Courses and Activities.

The Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS)

promotes top-quality research that increases our understanding of social processes and design practices around challenges and opportunities in the sphere of agriculture, food, health, environment and development. WASS provides a home for internationally oriented scholars with diverse disciplinary expertise and research traditions, and wishes to create an enabling environment for disciplinary, interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary work. WASS strives to make high-quality academic contributions and also to critically engage in societal debates and contribute to societal problem solving and innovation. WASS offers in-depth PhD training that provides students with a suitable background for a career in academic and applied research, policy-making, or other leading societal positions. Their course list is on

Research School Ecology & Evolution (RSEE)

RSEE was established in February 2009 as a local research school within the research institute, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies (CEES) at the University of Groningen and is adminstered under the Groningen Graduate School of Science (GGSS). RSEE works closely with other national institutes and research schools throughout the country in order to ensure the timely availability of specialized advanced courses, master classes, summer schools and meetings for PhD students.

Tinbergen Institute

The Tinbergen Institute is the institute for economic research. Course overview can be found at:

Biotechnology School Delft-Leiden (BSDL):

Biotechnology Studies Delft Leiden is a joint initiative of Delft University of Technology and Leiden University. Their courses.

OnderzoeksSchool Proces Technologie (OSPT):

The OnderzoekSchool ProcesTechnologie (OSPT) is the Dutch Graduate School on Process Technology. It is an interuniversity school in the area of Chemical Engineering and Process Technology. Their education programme.

Netherlands Ecological Research Network (NERN):

Courses in the field of Ecology, methodologcal courses, skills and competence courses relevant for ecologists are listed on the NERN website.

General skill courses:

Most universities offer general skill courses to their own PhDs students. These courses can be included into your ITSP. We have created an overview of available courses. If you browse the university websites yourself, you will probably find even more opportunities.

Short Courses Portal for PhD's:

Find and compare short courses for PhD's in Europe at

Last modified on Apr 10, 2013 04:03:31 PM by Marjolijn Dannenburg