Welcome to yDiv – the Graduate School of iDiv

yDiv is the graduate school for young biodiversity researchers at iDiv. Its aim is to educate doctoral researchers in inter- and transdisciplinary biodiversity research.

yDiv offers first class training and support to doctoral researchers in a stimulating, international research environment. As part of iDiv, the graduate school offers unmatched opportunities of courses and networking. yDiv doctoral researchers accumulate valuable skills in assimilating knowledge and techniques from various disciplines, and combining different approaches in their work. In addition, we offer a wide range of transferable skills training.

Learn how to join yDiv or read more about our programme in the PhD Guide (PDF).

Corona-related information for doctoral researchers


Upcoming events


19-21 October 2020: Introduction to Bayesian Statistics Using R and Stan for Ecologists

The course offers a straightforward and practical approach to applied statistics using Bayesian inference.

29-30 October 2020: Good Scientfic Practice (Online)

This course provides an introduction to the basic rules and values of a responsible conduct of research.

2-3 November 2020: Data Visualisation (Online)

This two-day workshop enables life scientists to effectively create figures based on quantitative data that add impact to their publications.

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