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Three Minute Thesis

Three Minute Thesis, October 11, Image of an hourglass and the professional development logo

The Three Minute Thesis, hosted by The Graduate School, is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience.

3MT was developed by The University of Queensland in 2008, and is now held in more than 900 universities in 85 countries around the world.

Master’s degree and doctoral students enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill from any discipline administered by The Graduate School are welcome to register and participate in the competition. Part of the University Research Week celebration.

Key dates:

  • Information session: September 22
  • Last day to register for preliminary rounds: September 27
  • Preliminary rounds: October 3
  • Final competition: October 11

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