What is 3MT?

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students around the world. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Competitors are allowed one PowerPoint slide, but no other resources or props.

The winner of the FoM final will go on to the UQ Final and the People’s Choice recipient will enter the UQ Wildcard Competition.

Further information regarding the Faculty Final will be released soon.

2018 UQ 3MT Final 


Wednesday 12 September

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Customs House (attendance by invitation only)

This event will be livestreamed - further details will be provided closer to the event.


The UQ Final will bring together 8 finalists, representing each of UQ's 6 Faculties, the winner of the Combined-Institute competition and a Wildcard entrant.


UQ Wildcard Competition


Wednesday 22 August

1:45pm registration for 2pm start.  Competition concludes at 3pm

Australian Institute for Bioengineering (#75) Seminar Room






For all enquiries, please contact the HDR team on med.hdr@uq.edu.au

For further information about the Three Minute Thesis competitions, visit the 3MT website.


UQCCR Auditorium, Level 2 UQ Centre for Clinical Research (Bldg B2), Herston campus