As yDiv doctoral researcher, you need to complete 12 credit points (CP) following the yDiv curriculum (see below), thereof:
The yDiv credit point system follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), where each credit point (CP) is equivalent to approximately 25 to 30 hours of work, including contact hours and personal study.
Doctoral researchers can tailor their course programme in the way that most benefits their scientific progress, interests and future career goals.
There are two mandatory courses:
- yDiv Welcome Week
- Good scientific practice
At the end of your PhD you will receive the yDiv certificate that lists all courses and activities that you have been involved in.
yDiv curriculum requirements
Courses (minimum 10 CP)
|yDiv Welcome Week including the course Introduction to integrative biodiversity science at iDiv||1.5|
|Good Scientific Practice||0.5|
|Biodiversity courses||0.5-2 per course|
|Methodological courses||0.5-2 per course|
|Transferrable skills courses||0.5-1 per course|
|Participation in sDiv Working group meetings||2|
Activities (minimum 2 CP)
|Acting as elected PhD representative at the yDiv board or the iDiv council||1|
|Presenting a poster or talk at an international conference||1|
|Supervision of pupil's internship||1|
|Acting as teaching assistant/assisting the supervision of B.Sc. or M.Sc. research projects||up to 1|
|Organising events at yDiv/iDiv||depending on hours|
|Participation in the iDiv scientific events (excluding meetings of own lab group): for example scientific retreat, joint journal clubs, scientific visits etc.||depending on hours|
|Scientific outreach activities||up to 1|
|Participation in the yDiv retreat||0.5 (for 1 retreat)|
|Participation in 10 seminar series talks & writing a brief summary||1|
|Do not forget your regular PAC meetings!|
Participation in sDiv working groups
yDiv doctoral researchers are strongly encouraged to participate in working groups organized by sDiv, the Synthesis Centre of iDiv - either as active participants or as a “sit-in” (join as a guest to learn how a group works - you can still join as active participant at a later point) .
yDiv grants two credit points for active participation.
How to join a sDiv working group:
- Check the sDiv website for upcoming working groups (there is also a regular call)
- Send basic information about yourself as a scientist (PhD project, working group, current publications) as well as your expertise and motivation why you want to be part of the working group to Dr Marten Winter, head of sDiv