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Management & Office

  • M-VU General Director)
  • Marleen de Ruiter (IVM-VU; executive secretary)
  • Johan Feenstra (WIMEK-WUR; executive secretary)

General Board

  • Prof. Martin Wassen (UU-Copernicus; chair)
  • Dr. Pieter van Beukering (IVM-VU)
  • Prof. Jan Hendriks (RUN)
  • Dr. Maarten Krol (WMG-UT)
  • Prof. Karin Pfeffer (ITC-UT)
  • Prof. Ken Irvine / Prof. Eddy Moors (IHE Delft)
  • Prof. Klaus Hubacek (IREES)
  • Prof. Dave Huitema (OU)
  • Prof. Carolien Kroeze (WUR-WIMEK)
  • Prof. Arnold Tukker (CML-LU)
  • Prof. Detlef van Vuuren (PBL)

Research Committee

The SENSE Research Committee is an advisory committee to the General Board of SENSE. It meets about two times per year, to discuss the coordination and organisation of discussion meetings, workshops, symposia and staff & PhD networks on relevant topics. The research committee especially focuses on the stimulation and support of the societal impact and outreach of PhD research.

Composition: research coordinators of the SENSE institutions and representatives of the SENSE PhD council, supported by a secretary (Johan Feenstra)

Education Committee

The SENSE Education Committee is an advisory committee to the General Board of SENSE. It meets about two times per year, to discuss the general policy regarding the SENSE TSP requirements; coordination, organisation and tuning of educational and training activities, such as courses, summer schools, workshops, etc.

Composition: PhD coordinators / PhD contact persons and PhD (council) representatives of all participating SENSE institutions, supported by a secretary (Marleen de Ruiter).

SENSE Taskforce External Affairs

The SENSE Education Committee is an advisory committee to the General Board of SENSE. It meets about two times per year, to discuss the general policy regarding the SENSE TSP requirements; coordination, organisation and tuning of educational and training activities, such as courses, summer schools, workshops, etc.

Composition: PhD coordinators / PhD contact persons and PhD (council) representatives of all participating SENSE institutions, supported by a secretary (Marleen de Ruiter).

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 sense.spc@gmail.com.

The SENSE Research School is a joint venture of environmental research groups of several Dutch universities and institutes:

Groningen University (RUG)
  – Integrated Research on Energy, Environment and Society (IREES)

 Leiden University (LU)
  – Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML)

Open University Heerlen (OU)
  – School of Science (OU)

Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL)

Radboud University Nijmegen (RU)
  – Department of Environmental Science (IWWR)

 University of Twente (UT)
  – Water Engineering & Management Department (WEM)
  – Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)

UNESCO-IHE Delft
  – Institute for Water Education (IHE)

Utrecht University (UU)
  – Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and Innovation

VU University Amsterdam (VU)
– Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)
– Department of Earth Sciences
– Environment & Health (E&H)

Wageningen University (WUR)
– Wageningen Institute for Environment and Climate Research (WIMEK)

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