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The SENSE Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment is a joint venture of the environmental research institutes of more than ten Dutch universities and research organisations.
The SENSE provides a disciplinary and multidisciplinary research programme aimed at advanced understanding of environmental problems and advanced training of PhD candidates in this field.
Established in 1994, SENSE has now developed into a consortium of outstanding environmental research groups from eleven Dutch universities and institutes. SENSE was formally accredited by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) for the period 1997–2001 and was subsequently re-accredited in 2002 and 2008.
SENSE consists of a general board, a board of directors, a research committe, an education committee, a PhD Council and a SENSE supporting office. For names and structure of the organisation click here.
Every university has its own admission criteria and procedure. Click here for links to our partner institutes.
All new PhD students are adviced to read the Welcome to SENSE guide.
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Some organisations offer opportunities for funding for PhD students.
The SENSE Honours Programme offers excellent MSc students a special track to prepare for an academic career.