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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

Kansainvälisen Three minute thesis -kilpailun logo.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition where doctoral researchers and doctoral students have three minutes to present their dissertation topics as interestingly as possible so that a non-specialist audience understands what their study is about.

The aim of the competition is to develop researchers’ presentation and communication skills as well as their ability to popularise their research. The competition also offers the general public interesting openings to the academic world.

Internationally popular competition in Tampere for the second time

Tampere University is organising the internationally acclaimed 3MT competition for the second time as part of the Tiedon valoa event in January 2022

The 3MT competition was founded by the Australian University of Queensland (UQ) and it is now held in 900 universities across more than 85 countries worldwide. In Finland, the University of Turku has organised the 3MT competition since 2017. 
The finalists and their topics this year are (in alphabetical order): 

  • Paula Puistola, MET: The world we see is 3D. So must our artificial tissues be. 
  • Ramu Prabudeva, ENS: The future with solar gadgets. 
  • Ropafadzo Mzezewa, MET: How to model epilepsy outside the brain? 
  • Yelyzaveta Glybchenko, MAB: Imaginary Reconstitution of Security: Digital Art for Peace. 
  • Yoshito Mizukawa, ITC: Vibration Suppression and Energy Harvesting for Battery-free Devices.