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3 Minute Thesis Competition 2020

And the winner is ... Vicente Artola Arita! On top of winning our local competition, Vicente will now be representing the UG in the big Coimbra Group final in October!

“An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Your time limit: 3 minutes…”

Three Minute Thesis®

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.

About the UG 3MT The competition

Since its beginnings at the University of Queensland, 3MT competitions are now held at universities all over the world. The University of Groningen (UG) held its annual 3MT competition on March 11th, 2020 at the Forum and our winners are:

First prize: Vicente Artola Arita
Second prize: Jana Volaric
People's Choice award: Saskia Accord-Maass

Here is the winning pitch of 2020

These are our previous winners!

Meet our 12 participants for 2020!

Twelve enthusiastic PhD students participated in the 2020 3MT competition. The participants trained together in workshops given by media training experts to help them prepare for the competition. The experienced trainers were provided by Hakuna Matata and Gopher.

UG prizes

Three prizes are awarded by the jury at the end of the UG 3MT event to the top PhD contestants:

  • 1st Prize
    Up to €1,250 travel expenses for an international conference and, if the UG winner will prove to be one of the shortlisted candidates for the Coimbra Group Finals, funded travel and accommodation to represent the University of Groningen at the Coimbra Group Conference in Montpellier.
  • 2nd prize
    Up to €500 travel expenses for a conference/workshop
  • People’s choice award (selected by the audience)
    Up to €250 travel expenses for a conference/workshop

    Prize winners will be announced at the competition. The decision of the judges is final. Videos of the finalists’ pitches will be posted on the website and the winner will be enrolled in the Coimbra 3MT competition 2020.

Members of the jury in the UG competition

Coimbra Group Finals

After the UG competition, a video of the winning pitch will be sent to the Coimbra Group. From the submitted video's, their Doctoral Studies Working Group will choose the top three entries by April 18th 2020. These three shortlisted candidates will compete at the Coimbra Group Annual Conference in Montpellier. The conference has been rescheduled to be held in October 2020 .
More information about 3MT®

Are you in Science and Engineering or Medical Sciences? Maybe the Famelab competition is for you! It is organized by ScienceLinx and was held on March 5th, 2020 this year. Something to consider next year?

Last modified:25 August 2020 2.21 p.m.