University of Würzburg Graduate Schools

    Three Minute Thesis

    Three Minute Thesis


    3MT® is a competition conducted by universities worldwide:

    Present your doctoral thesis 

    • from any research area,
    • in English,
    • in three minutes,
    • with one supportive slide

    JMU joined 3 MT for the first time in 2018, taking part in the European contest organized by the Coimbra Group. Our local winner was nominated for the European finals at the University of Salamanca and came in third.

    2020  we will conduct our  local event on Friday, 1 March

    Here you can find further information on the  3MT rules.

    Participation  is described here.  Why should you participate? Being able to explain complex thoughts and results to non-specialists is expected as a core competence for any profession at doctoral level. Participation is thus an asset to your CV. However, as scientists and scholars we also bear responsibility to communicate our work to society in order to raise awareness, spread knowledge, and maintain trust.

    We provide a preparative workshop, which is not obligatory, but highly recommended. Check here for details.

    Some additional resources regarding the competition can be found  here.