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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 January/February 2022

19 January 2022
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A1 SENSE Introductory Course

21-22 March 2022
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Sign the open letter Solar Geoengineering Non-Use Agreement

17 January 2022
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IPCC opens registration for the Government and Expert review of the Draft of Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report

Deadline for registration: 18 March 2022
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Nederlands Aardwetenschappelijk Congres (NAC) 2022

10-11 March 2022Utrecht
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Bacteria reclaim metal from waste - Veni grant for Martijn Diender (WUR Microbiology)

17 December 2021
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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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