Making a good impression: Media relations and web communications

How can I create my own web page?

Professors at Saarland University can create a web presence within Saarland University’s official website. Web pages that already exist on another server (e.g. at a previous university) can be migrated to Saarland University’s Typo3 content management system.

To be able to edit your web pages, you will need a Typo3 user account, which you can apply for using the online form If you have never used Typo3 before, you will need to complete a training course. The Centre for lifelong learning (ZelL) offers free Typo3 training courses.

The university’s webteam will set up your web pages and can, on request, provide assistance with regard to web content and design. The Web Team is also there to answer questions and to help resolve problems. Answers to common questions regarding Typo3 web content management using Typo3 can often be found in the Typo3-manual.

What do I need to do to make sure people can find me at Saarland University?

To ensure that your Saarland University contact details are visible in the staff directory the relevant data needs to be entered into the LSF portal. This can be done for you by the relevant LSF editor. Please contact your department to initiate this process. The Web Team will automatically include you in its list of professors at Saarland University.


I’ m interested in communicating my research results to academic and non-academic audiences. Who should I talk to?

All research groups at Saarland University are encouraged to notify the Press Office about important research results, research projects of public interest and other interesting developments. The team at the Press Office can publish research-related news on the university website, compile press releases for distribution to media outlets and science and academic news aggregator sites, or write articles for the Saarland University online magazine „campus“ If you want to let prospective students know about a new degree course or if you’ve managed a research project that has generated results of broad public interest, if you have established an important collaborative partnership or received significant funding, please get in touch with the Press office  team who can help you communicate your message to your target audience.

You can also contact the Press Office if you would like to be included in our directory of experts. The Find an Expert directory is a database of Saarland University academics who can be contacted by journalists to provide expert comment or analysis on subjects of public interest.

If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or requests, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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