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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) National Level Competition

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes. ®3MT is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia.

The University of Queensland (UQ), 3MT competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

For the national level, depending on the number of participants, they shall be at least two sessions of competition namely the parallel semi-final and final sessions.

The parallel semi-final session shall be conducted by category namely the Science, Social Science and Engineering and Technology categories and the final session shall combine all.

It is encouraged to have the parallel semi-final session to be conducted in sequence and judged by the same (max) 3 judges. A break between the rounds (max. 2 minutes) shall be given for the judges to deliberate on the results and fill up the result form.

In order to avoid bias, the judges for the final round shall be from different set of judges (max. 5 judges)

At the end of the final session, the judges have to make the selection of the winners from each categories and grand prize winners to represent Malaysia at the Asia-Pac 3MT competition. The two (2) grand prize winners shall be decided based on the quality of presentation which support the solution to global issue.

Date of Input: 30/04/2021 | Updated: 21/07/2021 | aslamiah

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