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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

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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 first time

Tampere University is organising the internationally acclaimed 3MT competition for the first time. On January 23, 2021, the final of the English-language competition will be held virtually as part of the Science Days event.

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.

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