Vitae Three Minute Thesis competition 2017, sponsored by Taylor & Francis

Register your interest for the Vitae hosted Three Minute Thesis® final 2017

Find out more about the process and register your institution's interest in participating at this event. 

Each institution needs to register their intention to hold a 3MT competition with both the University of Queensland and Vitae. It is important that the University of Queensland's revised criterian are applied to all 3MT competitions. Vitae judges will be scoring using the revised criterian.Taylor & Francis logo

Vitae 3MT® competition

About 3MT®

Three Minute Thesis challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes.

®3MT is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia. Its success has led to the establishment of local and national competitions in several countries.

Competition rules and branding requirements

Since 2014 Vitae have proudly hosted the UK ®3MT competition which is the culmination of finalists from Vitae member Higher Education Institutions throughout the UK.

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Vitae 3MT® 2017

We are delighted to announce that Taylor & Francis are sponsoring the Vitae 3MT 2017 competition.

The competition will be open to any Vitae member organisation including Europe and Ireland holding a Three Minute Thesis ® (3MT) competition for its own researchers.

Participating institutions need to have held their final by the until the end of June 2017 and the finalist from each institution will be judged at a Vitae hosted (virtual) semi-final. Six finalists will then be selected to perform live at the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference during the gala dinner on Monday 11 September 2017.

Frequently asked questions

Each institution needs to register their intention to hold a 3MT competition with both the University of Queensland and Vitae

Vitae 3MT® 2016 competition

Vitae 3MT® 2016

Taylor & Francis sponsored the Vitae 3MT 2016 competition with RCUK providing prize-level sponsorship and Speakezee providing the Peoples Choice prize of speaking at the Royal Institution

2016 sponsors and prizes

2016 six finalists

2016 semi-finalists - on video

2016 judges for finals and semi-finals

Photos from the event

Vitae 3MT® competition archives
Vitae 3MT® past competition winners

Vitae 3MT® competition archives

Judges winner 2016 - Nazira Albargothy, University of Southampton

Peoples Choice winner 2016 - Maddie Long, University of Edinburgh

Judges winner 2015 - Zaid Janjua, University of Nottingham

Peoples Choice winner 2015 - Zaid Janjua, University of Nottingham

Judges winner 2014 - Richard Middlemiss, Glasgow University

Peoples Choice winner 2014 - Rhys Anderson, Newcastle University