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


14-15 January 2021: Teaching in higher education - Advanced course (Online)

Participants get more in depth knowledge of different teaching methods and types of courses in higher education. Special attention will be given to modern methods of teaching, the supervision of BA- and MA-students and to lectures.

29 January 2021: Meet & Write

Get some writing done! At our online meet & write you will get time and motivation for your writing in structured writing units. All together in a group with other yDivers!

9+16 February 2021: Conflict Management

This course will focus on how best to deal with conflicts, both preventively and reactively.

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