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Three Minute Thesis Competition - 3MT

An 80.000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present.
Their time limit ... 3 minutes. 

The University of Graz invites all doctoral candidates to participate in the 2020 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition!

How to apply: Send a mail to doktorat(at)uni-graz.at with your name + field of study + a summary of your doctoral thesis in three clear-cut sentences.

Application deadline:  January 16, 2020.

Preparation for the event: On January 29, 2020, a preparational information event and coaching session will be provided for the selected contestants.

The Event: The competition takes place on March 12, 2020, in the House of Literature Graz. An expert jury will choose the 3MT winner, the audience will select the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

The Prize: 1000 Euro (and the chance to go to the 3MT finals in Montpellier) for the 3MT winner, 500 Euro for the People’s Choice Award.

2nd Round: The video of the winning presentation will be sent to an independent Coimbra Group jury. This jury nominates three finalists for the international Coimbra Group Three Minute Thesis Competition in Montpellier (June 10-12, 2020).


The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition requires doctoral researchers to compete to deliver the best research presentation in just 3 minutes (and one slide). It is based on a concept developed by the University of Queensland which quickly spread across Australia and New Zealand, and has gone global.

The University of Graz has run a 3MT competition every year since 2017.

At the 3 Minute Thesis Competition Graz the participating doctoral candidates compete for the People's Choice (audience award) and the 3MT Graz title (jury award).




To learn more about the competition history and the general rules visit the 3MT Website.


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Corinne Von der Hellen

Lehr- und Studienservices
Telefon:+43 316 380 - 1067

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