Lectures & Courses

Leibniz-IZW scientists are active in teaching in and around Berlin (at the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Technical University Berlin and the University of Potsdam) as well as at many other universities in Germany and abroad. In addition, we regularly offer summer schools for graduate students worldwide.

The Leibniz-IZW offers lectures, seminars and practical courses at the Dahlem Research School and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Freie Universität Berlin, at the Faculties of Life Sciences of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, at the Institute of Ecology at the Technical University Berlin and the Institute of Biochemistry and Biology of the University of Potsdam. In addition, IZW scientists recently contributed and currently contribute to teaching activities at the Veterinary University in Vienna, the University of Hildesheim, the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim (until 2018), the Technische Universität Dresden (until 2017) and the veterinary faculty of the University of Sydney. From 2013 to 2019, IZW taught a total of 396 semester hours (Semesterwochenstunden, SWS), equivalent to 28.3 hours per week per term.

Selected regular courses

Graduate Courses

  • Biostatistical analysis and experimental design (introductory and advanced)
  • Hypotheses and models: on the explanatory value of scientific conjectures
  • Recognising the determinants of your approach to scientific questions: female and male viewpoints in biology and (veterinary) medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

  • Ringvorlesung: Grundlagen der Zoo- und Wildtierkunde I + II
  • Ringvorlesung: Klinische Aspekte der Zoo- und Wildtierkunde/Wildtierkrankheiten I + II
  • Wildtierreproduktionsmedizin I und II
  • Distanzimmobilisation Wildtier

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

  • Biotechniken der Reproduktion
  • Gute wissenschaftliche Praxis

Technical University Berlin

  • Biodiversitätsdynamik I und II
  • Grundlagen der Tierökologie
  • Entstehung der Dicom CT Datensätze für den 3D Druck

University of Potsdam

  • Methods, data acquisition and analysis in conservation genetics
  • Evolutionsgenetik
  • Naturschutzgenetik


We also regularly organise international summer schools on