Arman Pili presenting at 3MT 2022

About 3MT

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland, and celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students in Australia and around the world.

Contestants have just three minutes to explain their PhD research in language appropriate for a non-specialist audience.

Beginning in 2008, the first 3MT® competition was held at UQ with 160 Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates competing. Now, 3MT® is held in over 900 universities across more than 80 countries worldwide.

Monash University participates each year, with our winner going on to represent us at the 3MT Asia-Pacific finals.

Why participate?

Facts and figures

  • Develop your skills in communicating research to the general public

  • Celebrate your research, connect with your peers and raise your public profile

  • Receive 2 hours of MDP credit for participating

  • Be in the running to win prizes and represent Monash at the international stage

2023 Winners

Congratulations to all who competed in the 2023 Monash University 3MT competition!