Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition Grand Final

Karthik Pullela, PhD student from the Department of Microboplogy and Immunology, will be representing our School in the 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition Grand Final. Please join us in supporting Karthik on the day!

The University of Melbourne Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition Grand Final

Hosted by the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education

When: Thursday 30 August, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Where: Ian Potter Auditorium, Melbourne Brain Centre, Kenneth Myer Building, Parkville Campus

RSVP deadline: Tuesday 28 August


Grand Final

  • 10 competitors who have survived their heats and semi-finals communicating their research projects in 3 minutes or under and with one single PowerPoint slide
  • Prizes are awarded at the conclusion of the presentations
  • Winner will head off to the University of Queensland to represent the University in the Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition and the audience voting for the People's Choice winner at the event

Note: a livestream of the 2018 Grand Final will be available here.



The 3MT® is a professional and highly engaging international competition.  It challenges PhD candidates to present their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience in the space of three minutes. The competition is based on the premise that the capacity to present a clear, concise and engaging description of their research is an essential skill that all graduate researchers should develop.  It also brings our graduate research community together in a spirited and research-focused activity, inspiring them to share their findings with the wider community. The winner of the University of Melbourne 3MT® competition will go on to represent the University at the Asia-Pacific Competition, to be held at The University of Queensland, as well as the Universitas 21 Global Virtual 3MT® Competition in October.

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