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).

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

Meet & Write

Date: every month, next date 26 February 2021

Moderator: Nicole Sachmerda-Schulz

Location: online

Credit points: n.a.

Grant Writing

Date: 11 - 12 March 2021,  / 9:30am - 1:00pm

Lecturer: Neela Enke

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable skills

Max. participants: 12 participants

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Career Spotlights: Founding your own Business - Enterpreneurship Basics

Date: 16 March 2021,  2:00 - 4:00 pm

Lecturer: Andreas Lauenroth, Steffen Ahrens

Location: online

Type of event: Talk

Max. participants: 25 participants

Credit points: Attend 5 Career Spotlights and receive 1 CP

Take a break from the lab! - A stress management programme in nature for young scientists

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

Lecturer: Iris Koehler

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable skills

Max. participants: 16 participants

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Storytelling and science communication

Date: 12, 14 and 16 April 2021 / 8:30 – 11:00 am

Lecturer: Karin Bodewits

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable skills

Max. participants: 6 participants

Credit points: 1 CP

Career Spotlights: Third Party Funding Opportunities & Experience Talk

Date: 27 April 2021,  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lecturers: Barbara Weiner, Sindy Schug, Carsten Meyer, Omer Nevo

Location: online

Type of event: Talk

Max. participants: 70 participants

Credit points: Attend 5 Career Spotlights and receive 1 CP

Thesis Defense Training

Date: 27 - 28 May 2021 / 9:30am - 4:00pm

Lecturer: Friederike Schmitz

Location: online

Type of course: Soft skills

Max. participants: 15 participants

Credit points: 1 CP

yDiv Retreat "Science&Art"

Date: 9-11 June 2021

Lecturers: Several

Location: Bad Kösen

Type of course: Transferable skills

Max. participants: 18 participants

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Writing Policy Briefs

Date: September 2021

Lecturer: Andrea Perino

Location: iDiv Leipzig or online

Type of course: Transferable skills

Max. participants: XX participants

Credit points: X 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.
 

'R' Extended: From First Steps to Advanced Data Visualisation

Date: 5 - 6&19 - 20 March 2021 / 9:00am - 5:00pm

Lecturer: Thomas Köntges

Location: online

Type of course: Methods

Max. participants: 16 participants

Credit points: 2 CP

How to Write a Competitive DFG-Proposal

Date: 8 March 2021 / 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lecturer: Barbara Weiner, Sindy Schug

Location: online

Type of course: Soft skills

Max. participants: 12 participants

Credit points: 0 CP

Training for Interdisciplinary Communication and Collaboration

Date: 8 March 2021 / 9:00am - 3:30pm

Lecturer: Matthias Schwarzkopf, Matthias Zach

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 12 participants

Credit points: 1 CP

Good Scientific Practice – Protecting Scientific Integrity

Date: 10 March 2021 / 9:00am - 4:00pm

Lecturer: Dorit Schmidt

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 16 participants

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Introduction to 'R'

Date: 12 - 13 March 2021 / 9:00am - 5:00pm

Lecturer: Thomas Köntges

Location: online

Type of course: Methods

Max. participants: 16 participants

Credit points: 1 CP

Writing successful job applications in English

Date: 18 March 2021 / 9:00am - 4:00pm

Lecturer: Simon Chaplin

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 12 participants

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Multiple Regression and Model Selection Using R

Date: 8, 12, 15, 19, 22  April 2021 / 9:00am - 10:00am

Lecturer: Mick Wu

Location: online

Type of course: Methods

Max. participants: n.s.

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Managing your PhD Project

Date: 8 April, 4 May March 2021 / 3:15pm - 4:45pm,  9 April - 3 May 2021 (12 working units asynchronus)

Lecturer: Claudia Bade

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 12 participants

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Plan B – How to find your career outside academia

Date: 12 April 2021 / 9:00am - 5:00pm

Lecturer: Matthias Zach

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 13 participants

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Good Scientific Practice – Protecting Scientific Integrity

Date: 23 April 2021 / 9:00am - 4:00pm

Lecturer: Dorit Schmidt

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 16 participants

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Research Data Management – Make your data count!

Date: 26 - 28 April 2021 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

Lecturer: Annett Schröter, Volker Schwartze

Location: online

Type of course: Method Course

Max. participants: 10 participants

Credit points: 0.5 CP

How do I conduct a good Peer Review? Effective feedback in a nutshell

Date: 27 - 28 April 2021 / 9:30am - 12:45pm

Lecturer: Beate Richter

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skillls

Max. participants: 15 participants

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Scientific Writing and Publishing for Natural Scientists – the Basics

Date: 29 - 30 April 2021 / 9:00am - 5:00pm

Lecturer: Andrew Davis

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skillls

Max. participants: 15 participants

Credit points: 1 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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