SENSE Research School

WIMEK is - by far - the largest participant in the Netherlands Research School for the Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment (SENSE). SENSE provides a disciplinary and multidisciplinary research programme aimed at advanced understanding of environmental problems and advanced training of PhD students in this field.

Established in 1994, SENSE has developed into a consortium of outstanding environmental research groups from eleven Dutch universities and institutes, covering a broad range of environmental disciplines, with contributions from the natural sciences (such as chemistry, biology, earth sciences, hydrology, environmental technology) and the socio-economic sciences (such as economics, sociology, political sciences, law).

SENSE was formally accredited by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) for the period 1997– 2001 and was subsequently re-accredited in 2002 and 2008.

Since 2005 Wageningen University and VU University Amsterdam jointly preside over SENSE.

SENSE introductory movie

We would also draw your attention to our short SENSE introductory movie. It will only take 5 minutes of your time to get a quick impression of the SENSE research school. We sincerely hope you will find SENSE to be an inspiring and helpful environment for your research. You are hereby invited to actively join the exchange and to help us make the network work!

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