Three Minute Thesis

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Participants in the St Vincent's Precinct heat of the UNSW Faculty of Medicine Three Minute Thesis Competition, held at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia. St Vincent's Precinct Three Minute Thesis Competition Participants.jpg
Participants in the St Vincent's Precinct heat of the UNSW Faculty of Medicine Three Minute Thesis Competition, held at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia.

The Three Minute Thesis competition or '3MT, is an annual competition held in over 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.

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History

The competition originated at the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008. There are currently three categories, UQ, Trans-Tasman and International.

UQ Winners

This category features students from the University of Queensland. [1]

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Trans-Tasman Winners

2015

Finals held at The University of Queensland;

2014

Finals held at The University of Western Australia;

2013

Finals held at The University of Western Sydney;

2012

Finals held at The University of Queensland;

2011

Finals held at the University of Western Australia.

2010

Finals held at University of Queensland;

Participating Counties and Institutions

As of 20 Dec 2019, there were at least 85 participating countries from every continent (apart from Antarctica) and at least 941 institutions. [2]

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References

  1. "3MT UQ Winner Videos". www.threeminutethesis.org. Three Minute Thesis. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  2. https://threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au/participating-institutions