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3MT: Three Minute Thesis Competition

Join us for the first Swiss-wide 3MT Competition!

Are you ready to witness the next generation of researchers presenting their groundbreaking work in just three minutes? The first Swiss-wide Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition is coming to the University of Zurich on 18 June, 2024!

The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges doctoral researchers to describe their research and its significance in just three minutes, using language that a general audience can understand. This exciting event will bring together early career researchers from all over Switzerland to showcase their work, promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and develop their communication skills.


We are honored to have a distinguished jury panel for this event:
•    Denise Bucher, film journalist at NZZ
•    Chloé Carrière, space influencer at Galactic Studios
•    Mike Schäfer, Professor of Science Communication at the University of Zurich

Registration for the event and a call for videos will open on 15 April 2024, so mark your calendars and get ready to inspire with your skills. This is your chance to participate in the selection process, showcase your research, and win an award. 

Get ready to be amazed, inspired, and educated at the first Swiss-wide 3MT competition!

This first edition of the Swiss-wide 3MT is hosted by the University of Zurich in collaboration with the University of Basel and the University of St. Gallen.


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

Graduate Campus has been organizing 3MT events for PhD candidates at the University of Zurich since 2018. 

Overview of past 3MT competitions and awardees at the University of Zurich

Weiterführende Informationen


Eric Alms