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2021 Virtual UPM 3MT Competition (Heats Level)

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) developed by the University of Queensland is a competition wherein PhD students present their research projects to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.

The competition tests students’ abilities to communicate the contents of their research to a public audience comprising people outside the students’ respective fields of study. Both the lay audience and the strict timeframe will enable students to reinforce their ideas and to avoid either overly complex terminology or oversimplification. To determine a winner, the competition judging panel will decide which among the presentations communicated their ideas intelligently and engagingly to the non-specialist audience.

In Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), together with the University of Malaya (UM), is one of the first to introduce 3MT as part of its effort to encourage a vibrant community of research students.

On April 11, 2022, Monday, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) through its School of Graduate Studies (SGS) has successfully conducted 2022 Virtual UPM 3MT Competition (Heats) via Zoom Meetings application. There are total of 32 contestant participated from different faculties and institute with different category of research.

In virtual competition, all the contestant has submitted their 3-minute presentation video with the specific format provided and the judges will evaluate and give marks through the video. 

At the end of the competition, the head of judging panels gave some closing remarks and announced the 12 contestant that has been selected and made it to the finals.  The competition starts at 8 am and end at 1 pm.




Date of Input: 12/04/2022 | Updated: 28/04/2022 | aslamiah


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