Three Minute Thesis competition About the competition

Portland State University is hosted its second annual Three Minute Thesis competition on Friday, May 8. The Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition designed to help students develop presentation skills by consolidating their research and presenting it succinctly to a non-specialist audience, all in just three minutes. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia for Master's and Doctoral students. 3MT began in 2008 and has since spread to 80 universities in a dozen countries.

Three Minute Thesis Competition

When you , you can nominate your preferred heat. Your heat will be confirmed by return email. Additional heats may be organised if required.

Winners of faculty and open heats will compete in the Finals at . The winner of the Finals (or highest placed eligible entrant) will represent the University of Sydney at the Australia and New Zealand Three Minute Thesis Competition later this year.


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Doctoral students Stella Min and Matt Podlogar, who are married, share a moment during the Three Minute Thesis competition.

Developed by the University of Queensland, Australia, Three Minute Thesis competitions are now held at more than 200 universities across more than 18 countries, including nearly 40 universities in the US.


Bristol's first Three Minute Thesis Competition was held at the Richmond Building, home of the University of Bristol Union, in May and June 2014. Twenty-five semi-finalists presented their research, with ten finalists competing for the chance to represent the University of Bristol at the national semi-final competition in York. Dominika Bijos from the School of Clinical Sciences won the competition, with close runners-up in Saran Shantikumar, and Olivia Maynard.
The Kansas State University Three Minute Thesis Competition is sponsored by the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President for Research.