Research Presentation in Three Minutes – Cheer Your Favourite to Victory in the 3MT Competition Finals 5 March

11.02.2020

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Who can summarise their research in the most compelling way in only three minutes? Come and find out in the University’s fourth Three Minute Thesis competition on Thursday 5 March. 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 winner will represent the University of Turku in the international 3MT competition organised by the Coimbra Group. The audience gets to vote for their favourite in the People’s Choice. The event is hosted by two former UTU 3MT winners, Khalil Shahramian (2018) and Tarek Omran (2017).

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.

NEW IN 2020 – SANORD 3MT: Southern African – Nordic Centre (SANORD) has launched its first ever three minute thesis completion amongst its members. One of the UTU finale presentations will participate in the international SANORD competition where a panel evaluates submitted presentations and power point slides (one per student). In total, there will be two winners – one from Southern African region and one from the Nordic region within the network. The prize includes 3-minute presentation at the annual SANORD conference and a scholarship, which covers conference fee, travel, accommodation, visa costs. In 2020 the Annual Conference is held in Bergen, Norway on 9-11, September. The theme is Vitalizing partnerships - Moving forward to a sustainable future. More information about SANORD or SANORD 3MT.

The finalists are

  • Annika Nivala, Turku School of Economics
  • Natalia Chitalkina, Faculty of Education
  • Linnea Blåfield, Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Shruti Jain, Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Roosa Wingström, Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Uruj Fatima Sarwar, Faculty of Medicine
  • Laura Ivaska, Faculty of Humanities
  • Pablo Pérez Chaves, Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Johannes Routila, Faculty of Medicine
  • Richard Aarnio, 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 Senior Advisor Riitta Pyykkö, Professor Ilari Sääksjärvi from the Biodiversity Unit and the Director of Centre of Language and Communication Studies Michael Nelson.

 

Watch the winning presentation of 2019

Created 11.02.2020 | Updated 14.02.2020