Research Presentation in Three Minutes – Cheer Your Favourite to Victory in the 3MT Competition
Who can summarise their research in the most compelling way in only three minutes? Come and find out in the University’s third Three Minute Thesis competition on Wednesday, 27 February. The competition is held at Turku School Economics in the OP lecture hall at 12.15pm, and the event is open for the public.
The 2018 winner Khalil Shahramian (in the middle) represented the University of Turku in the international 3MT competition organised by the Coimbra Group and went on to win that competition as well. The University’s next representative to the Coimbra Group’s competition will be selected on 27 February. The audience gets to vote for their favourite in the People’s Choice.
3MT is an academic competition developed by the Queensland University in Australia. In the competition, doctoral candidates compete by presenting their research topic and its significance within three minutes. The presentations are held in English. The winner of the final will participate in an international 3MT competition with a video. The competition is organised by the Coimbra Group.
The finalists are
- Riikka Harikkala-Laihinen, Turku School of Economics
- Pooneh Sotoudehnia, Faculty of Science and Engineering
- Kristin Suorsa, Faculty of Medicine
- Kenneth Drummond, Faculty of Humanities
- Venkat Subramaniam Rathinakannan, Faculty of Medicine
- Tiina Lehtiniemi, Faculty of Medicine
- Artem Plyusnin, Faculty of Medicine
- Muhammad Waqar Ashraf, Faculty of Medicine
The judges will choose the winner who will represent the University of Turku in the international 3MT competition held by the Coimbra Group, and the audience gets to vote for their favourite in the People’s Choice. This year, the panel of judges includes Vice Rector Riitta Pyykkö, Director of Turku PET Centre Juhani Knuuti and Director of Centre of Language and Communication Studies Michael Nelson.
The 3MT final at the OP lecture hall of Turku School of Economics (Rehtorinpellonkatu 3) on Wednesday 27 February at 12.15pm.