Courses & events

yDiv seeks to qualify its doctoral researchers with an excellent training programme and also creates opportunities for integration and networking. yDiv members get to know other PhDs, postdocs, and many other iDiv colleagues at PhD retreats, summer schools, BBQs, and many more.

yDiv courses
The courses yDiv offers cover themes ranging from biodiversity topics to individual career development. You are largely free to choose the ones that benefit you most (for the yDiv curriculum requirements click here).

All course participants are required to comply with the iDiv code of conduct.

External courses
You may also take courses at other institutions and our partners, these can be accounted for in the yDiv curriculum after consultation.


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Upcoming yDiv courses

How to Write a Policy Brief

Date: 9 September 2021, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lecturer: Andrea Perino

Location: iDiv Leipzig or online

Type of course: Transferable skills

Max. participants: 12 participants

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Introduction to Scientific Writing

Date: 23-24 August 2021, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lecturer: Stephanie Jurburg

Location: iDiv Leipzig

Type of course: Transferable skills

Max. participants: 12 participants

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Successful moderation training – conducting effective meetings and discussions

Date: 16-17 September 2021

Lecturer: Markus Gyger

Location: Online

Type of course: Transferable skills

Max. participants: 12 participants

Horse-assisted Leadership Training

Date: 13 September 2021, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Lecturer: Sandra Mader

Location: Grand Tamino Ranch, Leipzig

Type of course: Transferable skills

Max. participants: 10 participants

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Career Spotlights: How to build a career strategy

Date: 14 September 2021,  2:00 - 4:00 pm

Lecturer: Anne Schreiter

Location: online

Type of event: Talk

Max. participants: 25 participants

Credit points: Attend 5 Career Spotlights and receive 1 CP

yDiv Retreat "Science&Art"

Date: 24-26 September 2021

Lecturers: Several

Location: Bad Kösen

Type of course: Transferable skills

Max. participants: 18 participants

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Research Data Management

Date: 6-8 October 2021

Lecturer: Anahita Kazem, Roel van Klink, Alban Sagouis, Emma Ladouceur, Paola Barajas

Location: iDiv Leipzig

Type of course: Methods

Max. participants: 10 participants

Credit points: 1 CP

yDiv event series: Mental Well-being in Academia - Navigating Supervision. Supervisors, communication, and boundaries

Date: 21 October 2021

Lecturer: Desiree Dickerson, PhD

Location: online via Zoom

Type of event: Talk

Max. participants: 100 participants

Credit points: n.a.

Data Analysis with R

Date: 13, 15, 18 and 19 October 2021

Lecturer: Rick Scavetta

Location: Online via Zoom

Type of course: Methods

Max. participants: 12 participants

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Bayesian Statistics

Date: 1-5 November 2021

Lecturer: Benjamin Rosenbaum

Location: iDiv Leipzig

Type of event: Methods

Max. participants: 16 participants

Credit points: n.a.

Writing a good cover letter for journal submissions

Date: 18 November 2021

Lecturer: Victor Cazalis

Location: iDiv Leipzig

Type of course: Transferable skills

Max. participants: 12 participants

Credit points: 0.5 CP


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Course offers by our partners

yDiv members have access to the courses of the graduate academies at the universities and our cooperation partners. Find a list of our partners below.

Note that each HIGRADE statistics course has two seats reserved for yDiv doctoral researchers.
 

Successful Communication in stressful Work Situations

Date: 26 July 2021 / 9:00am - 5:00pm

Lecturer: Anna Dünger

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 12

Credit points: 0.5 CP

How to Write a Competitive DFG-Proposal

Date: 26 July 2021 / 10:00am - 3:00pm

Lecturers:  Barbara Weiner, Sindy Schug

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 12

 

How to Master a Job Interview

Date: 2 August 2021 / 9:30am - 3:00pm                                  5 August 2021 / 9:30am - 4:30pm

Lecturer: Heidi Störr

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 12

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Editing, Processing and Analysis of Scientific Images

Date: 9 - 11 August 2021 / 9:00am - 3:30pm

Lecturer: Jan Brocher

Location: online

Type of course: Method Course

Max. participants: 15

Credit points: 1.0 CP

Fundamentals of Business Administration and Management

Date: 23 - 25 August 2021 / 9:00am - 3:30pm

Lecturer: Daniel Pastuh

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 18

Credit points: 1.0 CP

Introduction to R

Date: 6, 9, 13, 16 September 2021 / 9:00am - 10:00am

Lecturer: Mick Wu

Location: online

Type of course: Method Course

Max. participants: n.s.

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Good Scientific Practice – Protecting Scientific Integrity

Date: 7 September 2021 / 9:00am - 4:00pm

Lecturer: Dorit Schmidt

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 16

Credit points: 1.0 CP

Scientific Presentations

Date: 8 September 2021 / 9:00am - 5:00pm

Lecturer: Karl-Andrew Woltin

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 9

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Partner institutions


Contact

Dr Nicole Sachmerda-Schulz
Graduate School Coordinator

Room: A.00.19
Phone: +49 341 9733125
Email: nicole.sachmerda-schulz@idiv.de

Johanna Müller
Administrative Assistant

Room: A.00.19
Phone: +49 341 9733126
Email: johanna.mueller@idiv.de

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