3 Minute Thesis (3MT) celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students around the world. Developed by the University of Queensland, the competition aims to cultivates your academic, presentation and research communication skills. Presenting in a 3MT competition can increase your capacity to effectively explain your research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. To support you, you’re allowed one PowerPoint slide, but no other resources or props.

The first 3MT competition was held at the University of Queensland in 2008 with 160 graduate students competing. The initiative is now global, with 3MT competitions now held in over 600 universities and institutions across 63 countries worldwide.

Visit the University of Queensland 3MT page to see how it all began!

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