3MT Three Minute Thesis Competition

February 7, 2019

Event Details

Event Type Other
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / Applying students / International students / Alumni / Companies / High school students / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) May 11, 2019 14:00
Location Hongo Area Campus
Venue Koshiba Hall
Capacity 100 people
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method No advance registration required
Please see information below.
Registration Period February 1, 2019 — March 31, 2019
Contact For inquiries, please contact the Division for Strategic Public Relations via e-mail:
events.adm<at> (please relplace <at> with @)

Give your research a voice and win prizes!


1st prize: ¥300,000 and a trip to Brisbane, Australia
2nd prize: ¥200,000
People’s choice award: ¥100,000

Prizes will be awarded as research grants to the winning students’ labs.

About the Competition

Celebrate your research! Win valuable prizes! Introduce your dissertation topic in less than three minutes using a single slide in front of a live public audience. Strengthen your communication and presentation skills and benefit your future career. The winner will join the 3MT international competition in Australia.

The Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) is a speech competition where students currently pursuing a PhD speak about their research for three minutes with one static PowerPoint slide. All research topics are welcome. 3MT provides participants with an opportunity to practice presentation and communication skills and network with other researchers. The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) held the first 3MT in 2008 and it is now an internationally recognized event. UTokyo will hold its first 3MT on May 11, 2019.

When and Where

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Doors open at 13:30 (1:30pm), event starts at 14:00 (2pm) and ends at approximetly 17:00 (5pm). The audience may attend for all or a portion of the event.

Koshiba Hall, Science Building #1, Hongo Campus (behind Yasuda Auditorium)
Everyone is welcome to watch the event!  Audience registration is encouraged but not required.  Please see the link below.

Apply Now!

Current PhD students at the University of Tokyo must apply online by Sunday, 31 March 2019.  Please see the link "Application Form for Competitors" below.

Information Sessions
During the week of March 11, 2019, the Division for Strategic Public Relations will offer information sessions to answer any questions about the application process.  This webpage will be updated with more details.
Hongo Campus 3MT Information Session - Date TBA
Komaba Campus 3MT Information Session - Date TBA
Kashiwa Campus 3MT Information Session - Date TBA

During the week of April 8 or April 15, 2019, the Division for Strategic Public Relations will organize event preparation sessions for the PhD students whose applications have been accepted. This webpage will be updated with more details.

More information

For more information, email the Division for Strategic Public Relations at events.adm<at>  (replace <at> with @) or see the links below.

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Kashiwa Campus
Hongo Campus
Komaba Campus