Gestaltung wissenschaftlicher Präsentationen (Microsoft PowerPoint)

FormatOnline-Course (Microsoft Teams)
On the day before the event, you will receive the online access data by e-mail (invitation to the course in Microsoft Teams).
Course languageGerman (Level B2 required)
Course date and time

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 4.00 – 5.30 p.m.

Registrationuntil Monday, 16 October 2023, 10 a.m. via the registration form (closed)
Further Informationwissenschaft-international(at)
Course feefree of charge for international Bachelor's and Master's students and doctoral students from all faculties of Saarland University
ECTS pointsThe workshop (3 wu) can be recognized within the elective element ("Bachelor Optional Bereich") in the Bachelor's degree

An appealingly designed PowerPoint presentation is often the requirement for the audience to listen attentively. This is especially important in an academic environment where cold facts and figures often account for the biggest share of a presentation.
This workshop focuses on the most important topics for designing a master layout, gives tips for structuring individual slides and shows many tricks for working more efficiently with PowerPoint.

To be able to immediately put this new knowledge to use, it is recommended to use a laptop with a current version of Microsoft PowerPoint and the plug-in Efficient Elements installed.

Learning Objectives:
The participants will learn:

  • adjusting the user interface: adjusting the slide size; activating ruler, grid and leadings lines,
  • the foundation of each presentation: setting up a master layout (structuring the slides, inserting placeholders, logos, static footer lines and dynamic slide numbers),
  • presenting the content: handling images, videos, formulas, tables and citations (editing and adjusting pictures, working with videos, inserting and editing of formulas, generating table templates, discreet inserting of references),
  • correct layouting: structuring content on slides (using Efficient Elements for more efficient structuring, structuring presentation slides, structuring a presentation, tips and tricks for decently connecting slide content).

The tutor will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.


Kai Rochlus, M.Sc., has finished his master program in Materials Science at Saarland University with top grades. Additionally, to his main course he participated in research visits at Korea University of Technology and Education, Drexel University, Philadelphia and University of California, Santa Barbara. Amongst others, his seminar portfolio includes workshops for scientifically working with different software in an efficient manner.

Postal address

Internationales Studienzentrum Saar (ISZ Saar)
der Universität des Saarlandes
Campus, Gebäude A3 2
66123 Saarbrücken