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Three Minute Thesis Competition 2020

The 3MT competition 2020 will take place Tuesday 17 March 16.00-18.30 in Stakladen at Aarhus University.

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.

In 2020 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 select the top three candidates, who were invited to present at the Coimbra Group annual conference 10-12 June 2020 in Montpellier, France. 

Read the AU 3MT Call here

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