Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

Organisation

Management & Office

  • Ad van Dommelen (Managing Director and Director of Education)
  • Johan Feenstra (SENSE Coordinator)
  • Monique Gulickx (Education Coordinator)
  • Nicolien van der Gijp (Assistant Research)
  • Marjolijn Dannenburg (Communication and Website)

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Board of Directors

  • Prof. Philipp Pattburg (General Director, VU)
  • Dr. Ad van Dommelen (Director of Education, VU)
  • Prof. Max Rietkerk (Director of Research, UU)

General Board

  • Prof. H. Rijnaarts (WUR, chair)
  • Prof. J. de Boer (VU)
  • Prof A.J. Hendriks (RUN)
  • Prof. A. Hoekstra (UT)
  • Prof. P. Lens (UNESCO-IHE)
  • Prof. P. Martens (MU)
  • Prof. H. Moll (RUG)
  • Prof. J. Parsons (UvA)
  • Prof. C. Kroeze (OU)
  • Prof. H. de Iongh (LU)
  • Prof. M. Wassen (UU)
  • Prof. A. Petersen (PBL)

Research Committee

The SENSE Reseach Committee is an advisory board to the SENSE Director of Education. It meets a few times per year, to discuss recent developments. More specifically, the committee advises on :

  • develop the research program within the research cores
  • advise the SENSE board about the research programme
  • stimulate activities and interaction between researchers in the different SENSE clusters

The Research Committee consists of the chairs of the four SENSE research cores:

Education Committee

The SENSE Education Committee is an advisory board to the SENSE Director of Education. It meets a few times per year, to discuss recent developments with respect to the SENSE Educational Programme. More specifically, the committee advises on:

  • The Educational programme in general
  • Outline of new courses
  • Evaluations of existing courses
  • Recent developments with respect to the Educational programme
  • The Individual Training and Supervision Plan (iTSP)
  • The SENSE website

Each university participating in SENSE is represented, preferably by a staff member and a PhD student.

PhD Council

The SENSE PhD Council (SPC) is an important body of ideas and advice within SENSE. The council consists of motivated PhD candidates from the different SENSE partner institutes. A representative of the SPC is always invited to meetings of the SENSE General Board (which consists of the directors of the SENSE partner institutes). All input and suggestions from the SPC are highly appreciated and are taken very seriously. If you would like to become one of the members of the SENSE PhD Council and be involved in the development of SENSE, then please send a mail to spcsense@gmail.com.

Organisation structure