3MT Competition

2022 - 2021 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a communication competition for researchers in all areas of knowledge, initiated in 2008 by the University of Queensland in Australia. Today, universities all over the world have adopted this model, which helps to develop the communication skills of pre-doctoral researchers.

This competition challenges students to consolidate their hypotheses, objectives and ideas and the validity and importance of the results, and to present them clearly and concisely, using only the resources of public speaking and rhetoric, essential for their future professional careers.

The Doctoral School (EsDUVa) and the Unit of Scientific Culture and Innovation (UCC+i) co-organise the annual 3MT competition at the University of Valladolid (UVa). Aimed at the training of doctoral students, in addition to financial prizes for research, it offers resources and training activities for participants, encouraging the development of their communication and dissemination skills to serve as a bridge between researchers and the general public.

This competition also aims to promote multidisciplinary exchange, encouraging members of the academic community to learn about the different research projects being carried out by doctoral students at the UVA. In this way, the aim is to create meeting places between different areas of knowledge.

The activity has the collaboration of the Social Council of the University of Valladolid.