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CEU Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)

University Life
The CEU Campus
Monday, June 18, 2018, 5:00 pm

Fancy hearing an 80,000 word thesis explained in less than 180 seconds? The Dean of Students Office invites you to the first-ever


CEU Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)

with 10 doctoral students / Dean of students (mc)

THE COMPETITIOnPhD students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 

3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down’ research, but challenges students to consolidate their ideas so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.

3MT contestants must condense their research into a brief, engaging presentation for a non-specialist audience, using a single presentation slide.

Background / The first 3MT was held at The University of Queensland in 2008 with 160 PHD students competing. Enthusiasm for the 3MT concept grew and its widespread implementation by universities has led to the development of an international competition. Competitions are now run in over 200 institutions internationally. PhD students at CEU can take part in an institutional 3MT competition for the first time in 2018.