Three Minute Thesis (3MT) at NTU celebrates the exciting research conducted by research students. The exercise cultivates student's academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

3MT is a research communication competition, first developed by The University of Queensland. Research 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 and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specific but intelligent audience. It is a medium for the participant to communicate their research, generate public or media interest in their research and win great prize.

3MT at NTU is open to all NTU graduate research students. Participants are challenged with presenting their thesis in just three minutes to an interdisciplinary audience and judging panel. Participants have the opportunity to not only develop their communication skills, but also to learn how to prepare a concise and interesting presentation about their research aims, directions and impact. In addition, participants share their research work with a wide audience which could lead to new networks and collaborations. Each competitor will be assessed on three judging criteria: comprehension; engagement; and communication. The judges are not experts in the disciplinary areas of the participants, and the criteria and judging process will be explained to all judges prior to the event.


For more information on rules and judging criteria, please visit http://threeminutethesis.org/ .