-Bigger difference between fields than cultures
NorFAs annual course in scientific theory and communications for PhD students has just been arranged. This years course was held in Igate outside Riga in Latvia. The participants were very pleased with the arrangement.
When NorFAs communicatios advisor visited the course on June 11th, the programme of the day said Poster sessions. The students were paired up to make posters for a given subject. During the presentation students and lecturers discussed important features of a poster:
-There is no point in writing too much, one of the students said. People dont stop to read it anyway. In conferences most participants are not even relevant to you, so you actually only need to attract the two or three persons that are genuinely interested.
-I hate it when posters have too much text. It is better to make handouts if you need to explain everything, said one of the participants. One of the groups formulated the following demands for a good poster: Simplicity, clarity and attraction.
The annual course welcomes participants from all over the Nordic and Baltic countries and from all academic fields. This gives the course extra dimensions, said some of the students, who had noticed that there were bigger differences between students from different academic fields than from different cultures.