The Three Minute Thesis competition or '3MT, is an annual competition held in more than 200 universities worldwide. It is open to PhD students, and challenges participants to present their research in just 180 seconds, in an engaging form that can be understood by an intelligent audience with no background in the research area. This exercise develops presentation, research and academic communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to explain their work effectively.
The competition originated at the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008.In 2010 it began to expand to include other Australian universities in a 'trans-Tasman' competition which was further extended in 2016 to be 'Asia-Pacific'. Separate international competitions using the format have also been hosted by other universities, including the Universitas 21 group and Vitae group.
|Year||Finals location||Winner||Runner up|
|2015||University of Queensland||Eamonn Fahy (University of Melbourne)||Jaysuman Bin Pusppanathan (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)|
|2014||University of Western Australia||Sarah Marley (Curtin University)||Rosanna Stevens (Australian National University)|
|2013||University of Western Sydney||Kelsey Kennedy (University of Western Australia)||Lilly Chang (University of Auckland)|
|2012||University of Queensland||Tim Paris (University of Western Sydney)||Lauren Hollier (University of Western Australia)|
|2011||University of Western Australia||Matthew Thompson (University of Queensland)||Suzie Ferrie (University of Sydney)|
|2010||University of Queensland||Balarka Banerjee (University of Western Australia)||Gabrielle Briggs (University of Newcastle)|
As of 20 Dec 2019, there were at least 85 participating countries from every continent (apart from Antarctica) and at least 941 institutions.
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