U.Porto Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)
The U.Porto 3MT® is an academic competition for doctoral research students developed and patented by the University of Queensland (UQ) that challenges Ph.D. students to explain, to a non-specialist audience, the importance and significance of their research, in just 3 minutes, and using no more than a single PowerPoint slide as an aid.
In the school year of 2021/2022, the University of Porto (U.Porto) joined this competition to offer its Ph.D. students the opportunity to practice their public communication and engagement skills. It is also an opportunity for Ph.D. candidates to come together, get to know one another, and talk about their research.
The U.Porto 3MT® competition allows Ph.D. students to acquire transferable skills necessary within academia and outside, such as:
The winner of the competition wins 1200€. The runner up wins 800€.
BECOME A BETTER COMMUNICATOR
Establish a connection with your listeners
Give more persuasive presentations
Explain complex ideas
- 1 Novembro 2022
Application and video presentation submission opens
- 6 January 2023
Closing of the form filling phase
- 31 January 2023
Closing of the video submission phase by the candidates registered in the previous phase
- 27 March 2023Announcement of 20 best presentations
- 28 April 2023
Training of 20 candidates
Final competition U.Porto 3MT®
- 19 May 2023
U.Porto 3MT® Final (live)
“The idea of presenting something as complex and long as a doctoral project in three minutes seemed almost impossible, so I decided to try the challenge. In addition, it was a good opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and improve my communication skills”.
Winner edition 21/22
“It was an interesting experience, which made us to put in simple words what we do in our doctoral projects and to practice the best way to briefly present our work”.
Runner-up edition 21/22