Academic poster

An academic poster is an advertisement of your research to attract the public to get to know your research. It is key to make it visually attractive and to catch the viewer's eye.

The language policy advisors provide tips, tricks and examples on the dedicated website Taaladvies. The information on making a poster is in Dutch but do take a look at the examples.

Futhermore, the UGent style guide provides you with templates and the doctoral schools organises courses.

A translation of the Taaladvies tips

What does your poster need to contain?

  • Introduction of the research question: what are the objectives of your research?
  • Background: why is your question relevant?
  • Methods: how did you approach the question?
  • Results: what are the results of your research?
  • Conclusion: what is your conclusion, what do the results imply?


Make the information

  • legible
  • comprehensible
  • brief
  • in a logical order
  • interesting with respect to the content
  • visually attractive


  • connect with peers
  • simulate discussion and conversation


Source reference

Translated from: Taaladvies  (June 21, 2018)

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Last modified Sept. 9, 2019, 1 p.m.