The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research to a general audience in English in less than three minutes. The 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages you to communicate the importance of your research to the broader community.

PhD candidates attending the second or third year of doctoral schools are eligible to participate.


1st Round @ Unibo

The competition will take place on February 25 2021.  
A jury supported by the voting audience will select three best presentations among 14 finalists.

The event will take place in presence in the University premises, entirely online, or in blended modality, according to the evolution of the Covid-19 health emergency. We will provide further updates in January. 

2nd Round

The video of the winning presentation will be sent to an independent Coimbra Group jury. This jury nominates three contestants for the international Coimbra Group Three Minute Thesis Competition Final to be held on 16-18 June 2021.




2020 3MT winner: Maria Francesca Di Filippo

In 2020, a Unibo student won the 3MT competition final: Maria Francesca Di Filippo with her PhD project on the properties of chitosan films enriched with Snail slime.