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Three Minute Thesis 2018

One thesis. Three minutes.

Can you do it?

One thesis. Three minutes.

Every year, universities all around the world hold the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition to celebrate the exciting research conducted by their PhD students.

Showcase your research and build your academic communication skills in this year's competition. You've probably spent months or even years researching. Take up the challenge to present it to a general audience, in only three minutes!

Along with the fun, excitement, and challenge, this is your opportunity to:

  • showcase your research
  • build your academic, presentation, and research communication skills
  • affirm and strengthen your confidence
  • raise your public profile
  • network with other graduate researchers
  • receive 2 hours of professional development credit towards the Monash Doctoral Program
  • win prizes and clinch the 2018 winner’s title

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia.


Monash University finalsPrize
Represent Monash University at the Asia-Pacific finals in Queensland
Return trip and accommodation in Queensland (sponsored by us)
People's Choice$500 (sponsored by MPA) 
Asia-Pacific finalsPrize
People's Choice$1000

Key event dates

May - JuneFaculty rounds (see faculty dates)
19 JulyWildcard round (Register to attend)
16 AugustMonash University finals
27 SeptemberAsia-Pacific finals

2018 Monash University finals

Attend the Monash University finals to uncover new discoveries from our students' research, in only three minutes each!

Date: 16 August
Time: 5.30 - 7.30pm 
Venue: Clayton campus


The 3MT® at Monash University is delivered by the Monash Graduate Research Office.

Monash 3MT