About Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)
What is it?
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland.
3MT® challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.
The first 3MT® was held at The University of Queensland in 2008 with 160 students competing. Enthusiasm for the 3MT® concept grew and its adoption by numerous universities led to the development of a Trans-Tasman international competition, starting in 2010, involving 33 universities in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji.
In 2011, the Trans-Tasman 3MT® competition grew to 43 universities and, for the first time, regional 3MT® events were held in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Hong Kong.
2016 brought an expansion of the Trans-Tasman 3MT competition to include a select number of Asian universities.
Why we're doing it
At the University of Manitoba, 3MT® is part of an overall strategy to contribute to the following objectives: