Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition - 2018


Fri 1 December  - Thu 11.1. 2018 (note, prolonged registration) 


First meeting Thu 11.1.2018 at 12 to 2 pm – Open info to all interested!

Research communication - how to be focused and effective
(in English),
teacher Kelly Raita

Time:11 Jan 2018 from 12:15 to 1:45 pm
Room: OP-Pohjola Turku School of Economics (TSE, Rehtorinpellonkatu 3)

T57 on the campus map

Practice sessions with feedback (small groups) will be 16.-19.1. - registration for groups in the first meeting on 11 Jan  (you choose one session of 2 hours). Option are:
Tue 16.1.  at 13-15     TSE Yhdistys (TSE, 4th floor)
Wed 17.1. at 13-15     LS06 (TSE, base floor)
Thu 18.1. at 13-15     TSE Kauppakamari (TSE, 2nd floor)
Fri 19.1. at 13-15     TSE Yhdistys (TSE, 4th floor)


Competition - First round

  • Tue 6 Feb, 2:15 pm to 3 pm, Lecture Hall Pub4 (Publicum) - PhD candidates within Humanities, Education, Social Sciences,  Law and Economics
  • Thu 8 Feb, 2:15 pm to 4 pm, Arje Scheinin auditorium (Dentalia) - PhD candicates within Science and Medicine
  • Five top presentations from both first rounds will be selected to the final.

Publicum (Assistentinkatu 7) T50 and Arje Scheinin Auditorium (Lemminkäisenkatu 2) T32 on the campus map

Coffee and tea - welcome!


Thu 8 March, 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm, OP-Lecture Hall, Turku School of Economics


  • Winner: 1000€ research travel grant + participation in the Coimbra Group Competition (video + possiblity to live competition)
  • Runner-up: 500€ research travel grant
  • People's Choice: 500€ research travel grant 


Vice Rector  Riitta Pyykkö, Research Director Ilari Sääksjärvi and Director (Centre of Language and Communication Studies) Michael Nelson

Dean of the Faculty of Law Jussi Tapani (6 Feb), Dean of the Faculty of Medine Pentti Huovinen (8 Feb), and University Teacher (Centre for Language and Communication Studies) Tuula Hakkarainen (6 and 8 Feb)

Important dates: 

  • 11 Jan 2018 - info and first meeting: enrol at the latest
  • Weeks 2-3, 2018, group meetings with the instructor
  • 31 Jan 2018 - Send your slide to the organizers (at latest)

Contestants should send the organizer the final title and slide for their presentation in advance. Titles should be understandable to an intelligent lay person and free from jargon.

  •  Contestants within Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, Law and Economics,please send your slide to
  • Contestants within Science and Medicine, please send your slide to

Slides will be uploaded by the organizer to the lecture hall computer in advance

More information on the Three Minute Thesis concept: 


Welcome to participate!

For questions please email


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