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Three Minute Thesis competition live on campus (07 Mar 2023)

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 07 March at 5 p.m. in lecture hall 001 of the ZHG, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5 (map).

The Three Minute Thesis competition is an internationally renowned competition held at numerous universities worldwide and was adopted by the Coimbra Group to which the University of Göttingen belongs.

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: 07.03.2023, 5 pm – 6:30 pm

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

Information on last years competitions:

Göttingen’s PhD students already participated three times at the CG 3MT competition and each time they made it to the finals:

  • 2017 Tanvi Butola (second prize in Edinburgh, GAUSS)3MT_Logo_Mono
  • 2019 Claudia Schmidt (winner in Krakow, GAUSS)
  • 2020 Selina Bruns (runner-up virtually in Montpellier, GFA)

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