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

Postponed! Horse-assisted Leadership Training

Date: CANCELLED! Next date tba

Lecturer: Sandra Mader

Location: Grand Tamino Ranch, Leipzig

Type of course: Transferable skills

Max. participants: 10 participants

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Meet & Write

Date: every month, next date 21 May 2021

Moderator: Nicole Sachmerda-Schulz

Location: online

Credit points: n.a.

Thesis Defense Training

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

Lecturer: Friederike Schmitz

Location: online

Type of course: Soft skills

Max. participants: 10 participants

Credit points: 1 CP

yDiv event series: Mental Well-being in Academia - Motivation & Procrastination

Date: 22 June 2021

Lecturer: Desiree Dickerson, PhD

Location: online via Zoom

Type of event: Talk

Max. participants: 100 participants

Credit points: n.a.

Joint yDiv & TreeDì Welcome Week

Date: 28 June - 2 July 2021

Lecturer: Nicole Sachmerda-Schulz, core group leaders

Location: on-site at iDiv Leipzig and online

Type of course: Transferable skills

Max. participants: 12

Credit points: 1.5 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

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

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.


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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.
 

Data Science with R: Intermediate

Date: 14 - 15 May 2021 / 9:00am - 5:00pm

Lecturer: Thomas Köntgens

Location: online

Type of course: Method course

Max. participants: 12

Credit points: 1 CP

Improved Reading

Date: 18 - 19 May 2021 / 9:00am - 5:00pm

Lecturer: Friedrich Hasse

Location: Villa Tillmanns

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 12

Credit points: 1 CP

Introducing R as a Flexible Tool for Statistical Analyses

Date: 20 - 21 & 27 - 28 May 2021 / 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Lecturer: Jan Plötner

Location: online

Type of course: Method Course

Max. participants: 20

Credit points: 1.0 CP

How to Teach in Higher Education – Teaching Skills for Doctoral Researchers (Basics)

Date: 25 - 26 May 2021 / 9:30am - 4:30pm

Lecturer: Matthias Schwarzkopf

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: n.s.

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Time Management for Young Researchers – Job, Life, Family

Date: 25 - 26 May 2021 / 9:00am - 4:00pm

Lecturer: Antje Rach

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 12

Credit points: 1.0 CP

Data Science with R: Advanced

Date: 25 & 27 May 2021 / 9:00am - 5:00pm

Lecturer: Thomas Köntgens

Location: online

Type of course: Method Course

Max. participants: 12

Credit points: 1 CP

Project Management

Date: 1 & 2 June 2021 / 9:00am - 3:00pm

Lecturer: Peter Wagner

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 12

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Mental Health for Early-Career Researchers - Keep on rockin'

Date: 2, 9 & 16 June 2021 / 9:00am - 11:30pm

Lecturer: Maik Goth

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: n.s.

Credit points: 0.5 CP

The Floor Is Yours! Academic Presentations in English

Date: 3 - 4 June 2021 / 9:00am - 5:00pm

Lecturer: Maik Goth

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 16

Credit points: 1.0 CP

Finish it! How to finalise Your Dissertation

Date: 9 June 2021 /10:00am - 6:00pm

Lecturer: Matthias Schwarzkopf

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 15

Credit points: 0.5 CP

How to find your Job in Gemany - Job Search in the non-academic Labour Market

Date: 10 June 2021 /10:00am - 6:00pm

Lecturer: Matthias Schwarzkopf

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 15

Credit points: 0.5 CP

Academic Writing Skills

Date: 11 June 2021 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Lecturer: Sonja Price

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 15

Credit points: 0.5 CP

How to become a professor – how to structure your postdoc

Date: 11 June 2021 / 10:00am–5:30pm

Lecturers:  Matthias Schwarzkopf

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable skills

Max. participants: 15 participants

Credit Points: 0.5 CP

Don't Let It Drive You Nuts! Resilience and Self-Management for Researchers

Date: 14 - 15 June 2021 / 9:00am - 5:00pm

Lecturer: Maik Goth

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 12

Credit points: 1.0 CP

Scientific Writing and Publishing for Natural Scientists – the Basics

Date: 21 - 22 June 2021 / 9:00am - 5:00pm

Lecturer: Andrew Davis

Location: Johannisstraße 13 – Auditorium Zur Rosen, Jena

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 15

Credit points: 1.0 CP

Design Basics for Scientists

Date: 22 - 23 June 2021 / 9:15am–4:15pm

Lecturers:  Birgit Lukowski

Location: online

Type of course: Method Course

Max. participants: 10

Credit Points: 0.5 CP

How to write a competitive EU-Proposal

Date: 30 June 2021 / 10:00am - 1:00pm

Lecturers:  Christiane Klein, Gerhard Fuchs

Location: online

Type of course: Transferable Skills

Max. participants: 12

Credit Points: 0 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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