Welcome to yDiv – the Graduate School of iDiv

yDiv is a graduate school for young biodiversity researchers from across the world. The interdisciplinary character of iDiv is a challenge that yDiv transfers into an opportunity for doctoral researchers by offering the chance for professional and personal development.

At yDiv, doctoral researchers can approach biodiversity science beyond their specialization. yDiv inspires them to use different approaches for their research (from theory and fundamental science to applied aspects of nature conservation and policy), different investigation objects (single organisms, manipulated communities, ecosystems) and different methodologies (modelling, field experiments, molecular ecology).

Learn how to join yDiv or read more about our programme in the PhD Guide (PDF).

PhD Advisory Committee (PAC)

Emphasising exchange between theoreticians and empiricists


Biodiversity-related courses, with emphasis on interdisciplinary learning as well as professional development

Research Stay Abroad

Allow early-career networking and internationalisation at a laboratory abroad

Upcoming events

20 Aug yDiv Summer School Location: iDiv Leipzig
18 Sep yDiv course: Writing about Your Research for the Public Location: Metamorphosis in Interim III
24 Sep yDiv course: Good Scientific Practice 09.30 am - 10.00 am Location: Metamorphosis in Interim III

Dear visitors, please note that currently changes are made at the yDiv website, for that reason alterations in the content and in the placement of information can be expected in the course of the upcoming weeks.

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