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We are an academic network for integrated environmental and sustainability research and multidisciplinary PhD training.

Established in 1994, the Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment has developed into a Dutch network of outstanding environmental research institutes and graduate schools from ten Dutch universities and institutes.

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SENSE e-News December 2022

8 December 2022
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Five questions about 30 by 30, the Biodiversity Summit’s ambition

2 December 2022
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Dealing Professionally with Climate Change Issues

9-14 January 2023Online
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Making an Impact! Increasing the relevance of research through science-society interaction

13-14 February 2023Wageningen
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Introduction to Open Science – Concepts, benefits, and practices

20-24 February 2023Online
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Bioinformatics with Linux and Python

20 February - 3 March 2023Online
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Grasping Sustainability: the context and potential impact of your research

13-17 March 2023Wageningen
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A1 SENSE Introductory Course

28-29 March 2023Ede
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Pathways to Sustainability Conference 2023: See the future

4 April 2023Utrecht
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Using crushed minerals to combat climate change

25 October 2022
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The SENSE research school is currently a network of 13 research institutes in the field of environmental and sustainability sciences connected to 8 Dutch universities, IHE-Delft and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL).

The SENSE Research School is dedicated to supporting the development and dissemination of cutting-edge disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scientific knowledge in the field of environmental and sustainability sciences. The SENSE organisation consists of a general board, a directorate or daily board, a research committee, an education committee, a PhD Council and a SENSE supporting office.

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Our goals

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School

We function as a school for PhD education and training in environmental and sustainability sciences.

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Network

We function as a national academic research network in this field.

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Bridge

We function as a bridge to society for sustainable solutions.

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