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Three Minute Thesis Competition 2021

Last year’s 2020 event was cancelled due to Corona, so we are pleased to offer the 2021 AU Coimbra Group 3MT competition again this year.

The event will take place virtually on Zoom:

Thursday, March 18th, 16 - 18.30.


What is the Three Minute Thesis all about?

In 3MT, PhD students present their research project in three minutes for an audience of non-specialists with only one static slide – and no other resources. This challenging exercise develops presentation, research and academic communication skills and supports the development of the researcher’s capacity to explain their work effectively.

In 2021 the internal winner at AU will win a 35,000 DKK travel grant and the video of the performance will be submitted to the international competition held in the Coimbra Group of more than 35 European universities. 

A Coimbra Group panel will then select the top three candidates, who will be invited to present at the Coimbra Group annual conference in Prague, 16-18 June, 2021.

The 3MT was founded at University of Queensland, Australia in 2008, and is held at over 900 universities across more than 85 countries. 



Videos from the 3MT Competition 2019

Please find the 17 presentations on Youtube


Photos from the 3MT Competition 2019

Please find photos from the competition here