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3 Minute Thesis (3MT) 2019 National Level Competition

Can you present your PhD thesis in just three minutes? The 3MT 2019 National Level Competition was hosted by Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Perak and participated by 21 universities comprised 58 contestants from various disciplines took part in this prestigious competition on June 25, 2019.

The 3MT founded by University of Queensland in 2008, celebrates exciting research by postgraduate students. Participants are challenged to effectively communicate their research in a compelling manner to a non-specialist audience – in three minutes only.

Three categories are contested: Science and Technology, Engineering and Social Science. 58 participants from 21 universities presented their speech. All the participants were PhD students from public universities and private universities who are affiliated with Majlis Dekan Pengajian Siswazaha (MDPS). A total of 15 professional judges comprising academic and industry judges were selected for the competition. Winners of the Grand Prize for the competition are sponsored by Springer Nature.

Nurfatimah Mohd Thani, a UPM PhD student from the Faculty of Engineering with her presentation entitled “Sweet Success with Subcritical Water” brought back RM1500.00 after being announced as the champion and winner for Engineering category.

The other two contestants from UPM is Nurliyana Mohamad and Goh Soon Heng from the Faculty of Science and Veterinary Medicine with their 3MT title presentation “Fishy Business: Understanding Vibrio Infection in Cultured Marine Fish” and “Leptospirosis: My K9 Story”.


From left Goh Soon Heng (UPM participant), Datin Dr. Mardziah Hayati Abdullah  (UPM 3MT coach), Nurfatimah Mohd Thani (UPM participant) and Nurliyana Mohamad (UPM participant) 



From left Prof. Dr. Rusli Haji Abdullah (Deputy Dean, SGS), Datin Dr. Mardziah Hayati Abdullah (UPM 3MT coach), Prof. Dr. Robiah Yunus (Dean, SGS), Nurfatimah Mohd Thani (UPM participant), Nurliyana Mohamad (UPM participant), Goh Soon Heng (UPM participant), and Mohamad Hafiz Mohamad (Assistant Registrar, SGS)

Date of Input: 11/10/2019 | Updated: 16/04/2021 | aslamiah


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