Dr. E.J. Aukes (Ewert)

Postdoctoral Researcher
Ravelijn room RA 4424

Ewert Aukes
PO Box 217
7500 AE Enschede

E-mail: e.j.aukes(at)
Telephone: +31 (0)53 489 4553
Fax: +31 (0)53 489 2159


During my studies in Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, I developed an interest in social and political theory as well as a preference for qualitative methods, owing to their rich and contextual character. A major task during my internship at the Öko-Institut in Berlin was to produce an overview of forest policies from the UN level down to the German Länder. I completed a Bachelor’s thesis on EU chemicals governance and a Master’s thesis dealing with the impact of modernity on individual patterns of practice, which earned me the degree of Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, specialized in Environmental policy and management, in 2012. As such, my academic education exhibits my interest in policy backgrounds as well as the everyday lives of people.


Current research/projects

  • “S4D4C - Using science for/in diplomacy for addressing global challenges” (funded by EU H2020);
  • "InnoForESt – Smart information, governance and business innovations for sustainable supply and payment mechanisms for forest ecosystem services” (funded by EU H2020 – grant number 763899).

Previous Projects

  • “NatureCoast - Nature-driven nourishment of coastal systems” (funded by NWO-STW); PhD research and postdoctoral work for dissemination.


I currently teach as guest lecturer in courses of various programs as well as in the University of Twente Summer School CuriousU.


For a list of publications see my page in University of Twente Research Information.