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Three Minute Thesis Competition 2020

The 3MT competition 2020 will take place in March in Stakladen at Aarhus University.

Further information will be available late November 2019 at this website. In the meantime you can read about last year's 3MT below. 

The 3MT competition 2019 took place Wednesday 20 March 16-18.30 in Stakladen.


In 3MT, 17 PhD students present their research project in three minutes for an audience of non-specialists with only one static slide – and no other resources.

In 2019 the internal winner at AU won a 35,000 DKK travel grant and the video of the performance was submitted to the international competition held in the Coimbra Group of more than 35 European universities. 

A Coimbra Group panel selected the top three candidates, who were invited to present at the Coimbra Group annual conference 5-7 July 2019. 

The 3MT was founded at University of Queensland, Australia in 2008, and you can read more about 3MT on their website

Read the Coimbra Group Call for competitors including detailed rules (PDF)

Winner of 3MT 2019:

PhD Student Vincent Scholz

Department of Bioscience, Faculty of Science and Technology

Title: What´s current around roots?

Winner of People's Choice: 


PhD Student Wenqian Gu

Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health

Title: Treating diabetes with candy?

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

Participating PhD Students - Order of presentations

Anne-Cathrine Wackherhausen Philosophy
Carmina Cabral Agroecology
Jacob Schulz Clinical Medicine
Jeppe Christiansen Physics and Astronomy
Kasper Glerup LauridsenClinical Medicine
Manuel Ciosici Computer Science
Mia Hesselberg-ThomsenEducation
Sara Simonsen Clinical Medicine
Tirill Fjellhaugen HjulerPsychology
Sarah Østrup Jensen Clinical Medicine
Simon RiisSport Science
Stefano Cattelan Law
Wenqian Gu Clinical Medicine
Simon Grund SørensenClinical Medicine
Sofia SpampinatoClinical Medicine
Vincent Scholz Bioscience
Zarmiga KarunanithiClinical Medicine

Jury Members

Sys Christina Mehlsen VestergaardTeam Leader, Rector's Office, Communication and Press
Ditlev Egeskov BrodersenAssociate Professor, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Science and Technology
Viktorija KulikovskajaPhD Student, Dept. of Management, Aarhus BSS, President of the AU PhD Association