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Coimbra Group 3-Minute-Thesis Competition (3MT), 13 Feb 2020

An 80,000 word PhD thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit… 3 minutes.Coimbra

Doctoral students from various disciplines (from all four graduate schools) will present their doctoral project in one slide (PPP) in English in just three minutes.


The competition will take place on 13 February at 5 p.m. in lecture hall 001 of the ZHG, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5.
The Three Minute Theiss Competition is an internationally renowned competition held at numerous universities worldwide. The Coimbra Group has adopted the format and has called for participation again this year. As the University of Göttingen is a member of the Coimbra Group, it is participating in the competition again this year.

The idea for the 3MT competition arose in Australia, when Queensland was facing a drought and everyone was requested to use less water – also when showering. A large part of the people thus used egg timers to shower for no more than 3 minutes. The Dean of the University of Queensland´s Graduate School then came up with the idea of the 3MT Competition – et voila, the egg was ready to be served!

Start: 13.02.2020, 5 pm – 7 pm

Where: Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude (Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5) – ZHG 001Print

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Come and enjoy an afternoon of fantastic short talks and vote for your favorite participant.