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yDiv curriculum requirements valid from March 2019

Curricular element

ECTS credits

Minimum ECTS

COURSES

 

10

Mandatory courses

• yDiv Welcome Week including the course Introduction to integrative biodiversity science at iDiv

1.5

1.5

• Good scientific practice

0.5

0.5

Elective courses

• Biodiversity courses themed around the four iDiv research areas: patterns, processes, functions, biodiversity and society

0.5-2 per course

 

• Methodological courses

0.5-2 per course

 

• Transferrable skills courses

0.25-1 per course

1

• Participation in an sDiv working group meeting

2

 

ACTIVITIES

 

2

• Acting as elected PhD representative at the yDiv board or the iDiv council

1

 

• Presenting a poster or talk at an international conference

1

 

• Supervision of pupil's internship

1

 

• Acting as teaching assistant/assisting the supervision of B.Sc. or M.Sc. research projects

Up to 1

 

• Organising events at yDiv/iDiv

Depending on hours

 

• Participation in the iDiv scientific events (excluding meetings of own lab group): for example scientific retreat, joint journal clubs, scientific visits etc.

Depending on hours

 

• Scientific outreach activities

Up to 1

 

• Participation in the yDiv retreat

0.25 (for 1 retreat)

 

• Participation in 10 seminar series talks & writing a brief summary (see guidelines from yDiv webpage)

1

 

Total minimum

 

12

1CP = 25-30 h

Example: completing the yDiv curriculum requirements

An overview how Ms A, our exemplary doctoral researcher, completes the yDiv curriculum requirements of 12 Credit Points within her three years at yDiv Graduate School:


First Year 
Curricular ElementsCredit Points
Mandatory Courses
Introduction to Integrative Biodiversity Science at iDiv1.5
Good Scientific Practice0.5
Selective Courses and Activities
Programming with R in Ecology1
Time Management (Transferable Skills Course)0.25
Writing of Scientific Publications0.5
Participation at yDiv Retreat0.25
Support for Preparation of iDiv Conference1CP/30h
Total Credit Points achieved in First Year 5.00


Second Year 
Curricular ElementsCredit Points
Selective Courses and Activities
Participation at yDiv retreat0.25
Course on Meta-Study Techniques1
Course on Science-Policy Interface1
Acting as elected PhD representative at the yDiv board1
Presentation Skills (Transferable Skills Course)0.25
Helps to organize the iDiv Summerfest and takes part in
several cross-working group journal club meetings
0.5
Total Credit Points achieved in Second Year 4.00


Third Year 
Curricular ElementsCredit Points
Selective Courses and Activities
sDiv workshop2
Thesis Defense Training (Transferable Skills Course)          0.25
Acting as a teaching assistant0.75
Total Credit Points achieved in Third Year 3.00
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