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3-Minute Thesis – Universidade de Lisboa

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3-Minute Thesis – Universidade de Lisboa

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The 3-Minute Thesis competition offers PhD students of Universidade de Lisboa the opportunity to develop new communication skills. Open Applications from April 3rd to 17th, 2023.

The University of Lisbon promotes for the first time an edition of this competition in 2023, challenging its PhD students to explain the impact of their research to a non-specialist audience, in just three minutes and using a single slide.

Considering that the new knowledge produced in universities is essential for solving major societal challenges, and since the dialogue between science and society is especially important in this training process, the University of Lisbon organizes the competition 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) at Universidade de Lisboa, which aims to stimulate the science communication skills of doctoral students. Students are challenged to explain the importance and impact of their research to a non-specialized audience, while promoting scientific culture and fostering interdisciplinarity and mutual knowledge at the University of Lisbon.

The academic competition 3MT at Universidade de Lisboa aims to develop unique skills of PhD students, such as communicating complex ideas in a simple and creative way, to diverse audiences, in just 3 minutes. The competition is inspired by a format developed and patented by the University of Queensland, Australia (3MT®).

What are the prizes?

The first place receives a prize of €5,000.00, the second place €2,000.00 and the third place €1,000.00.
Applicants in Phase 1 will participate in a Science Communication training course and a receive a certificate of participation. Phase 2 finalists and winners will also be awarded merit recognition diplomas.

For questions regarding the competition, please contact: 3MT@reitoria.ulisboa.pt

See all the information on the webpage and in the brochure where you will find out some tips to enter this competition and win the prize.

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