Environmental research groups from ten Dutch universities and UNESCO-IHE collaborate in the Dutch Research School of the Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment (SENSE). WIMEK is by far the largest participating institute.
The management structure of WIMEK consists of:
- General Board
- Scientific Director and executive staff
- Education Committee
- International Advisory Board (IAB)
- WIMEK PhD Council
Standing committees on research and education have been set up within the SENSE Research School. These have not been duplicated in WIMEK. The same holds for the four WIMEK/SENSE Core Themes and SENSE Research Clusters.