Poster session PhD day - Guidelines and practicalities

Grab the opportunity to reach out with your research in the foyer of the Science Library! The jury congratulates Marius Lambert as the winner of the Best poster award, and Helle Bakke as the winner of the Audience choice award!

PhD day 2019

Ill: Linn Katrine Hirsti

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Science Library invites all Ph.D. candidates at the faculty to participate in the Poster session on PhD day 2019 October 18th. Prize for Best poster is NOK 10 000, and prize for Audience choice is NOK 2000.

Reach out with your research

Grab the opportunity to reach out with your research in the foyer of the Science Library! If your abstract is accepted, your poster will be on display for students, fellow Ph.D. candidates, professors, faculty members and possible future employers on PhD day 2019! This is a unique chance for you to disseminate your research to a wide audience and to show that Ph.D. candidates at the MN faculty, the University of Oslo, care about science communication!


Assessment criteria

The posters accepted for participation on PhD day 2019 at the University of Oslo will be assessed by the following criteria:

  • Overall Impression
  • Images, Charts & Graphs
  • Design & Layout
  • Conveying Content

We’re evaluating the poster, not the research: Posters will not be assessed based on the quality of their actual content. 

Target audience for the poster: All UiO students and staff, as well as visitors from the general public and press.

Scientific posters often tend to be content-heavy, making them somewhat foreboding to those outside the specific field of research. Although it is not an explicit requirement, when planning your poster you might wish to consider whether the focus of your work can be simplified in order to communicate efficiently to a broader audience. Keep in mind that the target group for this poster session is a broad audience, not necessarily familiar with your field.

A good poster should typically be able to lure and capture the attention of its viewers, through the use of any combination of striking imagery, illustration or text. It ought also to have a clear and logical structure, making it easy for the reader to follow a hierarchy of information from beginning to end.


    The poster session will take place in the east foyer in the Science Library.

    Registration and abstract submission

    • Register here by submitting an abstract limited to 250 Words.
    • Deadline: Tuesday October 1st at 09:00 am. 
    • To be accepted for the poster session, your abstract needs to be understandable for the members of the jury, and the abstract should preferably reflect an IMRaD-structure (Introduction Material and methods Results and Discussion).
    • We do not require that the results you present in your abstract and poster are previously unpublished.
    • NB! The number of posters that will be exhibited is limited, and you will get feedback on your abstract from the jury on October 7th.

    Poster submission

    • If your abstract is accepted, you must upload a file with your poster in the registration form.
    • Deadline for submitting the poster file: Friday October 11th at 9:00 am.
    • Size: A0, 1 page. NB! We only accept posters in portrait format.
    • File type: .pdf or .ppt.


    • You are expected to participate and present your poster on PhD day 2019 October 18th.


    • Note that the award ceremony will take place during Real Moro in Sophus Lies Auditorium!
    • Best poster - NOK 10 000.
    • Audience choice - NOK 2000.

    Further questions? Send them to


    • Karoline Moe, Ph.D. in Mathematics and Senior Academic Librarian, The Science Library, University of Oslo
    • Carl Henrik Gørbitz, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo
    • Pål Gustav Widerberg, Graphic Designer, NRK
    • Silje Kristiansen, Ph.D.-candidate at the MN-faculty, University of Oslo


    Tags: phdday, PhD
    Published May 20, 2019 10:29 AM - Last modified Sep. 13, 2021 12:47 PM