Notice on the 3 Minutes Thesis Competition
Date:2018-08-10 Clicks:


About three Minutes Thesis Competition


First developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®) challenges research students to communicate the significance of their projects to audiences in just three minutes. 3MT provides research students with the opportunity to develop their academic, presentation, and research communication skills by explaining their research to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

Not only will students benefit from this experience, but members have the opportunity to showcase their research and researchers throughout the network, as well as open doors to new collaborations and networks for both researchers and supervisors.

Timeline for the 2017 competition

·3 September 2018: Deadline of Pre-registration to SJTU (registration websiteplease login to https://tongqu.me/act/17887, or scan the QR code in the end of the notice for your registration).

·3-9September 2018: Time for preparation and practice.

·10-14 September 2018: Internal competition and training

·17-21 September 2018: Internal rehearsal and training

·24-28September 2018: Filming of videos

·5 October 2018: Video submission deadline

·8 October 2018: Videos online and open the People’s Choice Vote

·22 October 2018: People’s Choice Closes

·31 October 2018: Winners announced



Active Doctoral candidates of SJTU who have successfully passed their dissertation proposal by the date of their first presentation (including thesis under submission) are eligible to participate in the U21 3MT competition. Graduates are not eligible.


Rules for video submission to U21 final

·Presentations are limited to 3 minutes and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.

·A single static slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description). This can be visible continuously, or ‘cut to’ (as many times as you like) for a maximum of 1 minute.

·The video can be filmed from a live 3MT event or a specific set, but must have only one camera angle filmed from a static position. Zoom in and out from the static position is acceptable.

·The 3 minute audio must be continuous – no edits, breaks etc.

·No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment, animated backgrounds) are permitted.

·Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).

·Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech (timing does not include the student's title slide).

·No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted within the video recording.

·The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

For more information of the 2018 Competition as well as the report of 2017 Competition, please check the following link:  


QR code for Registration

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