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

3, 8 and 10 September: Don't Let It Drive You Nuts! Resilience and Self-Management for Researchers (online)

As a young researcher, you have to meet new professional demands, play numerous roles, know your personal qualities, not even speaking of the fact that there is also a thesis waiting to be written! This course seeks to activate and develop resilience skills in interactive units of analysis, self-reflection, communication and pragmatic counsel over the course of one and a half days. The goal is to familiarise participants with ready-to-use methods which strengthen long-term productivity as well as mental health and help you maintain a balance between work and life.

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