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Virtual HKU Three Minute Thesis Competition 2021

Date Time Venue
March 8 - April 21, 2021
- Online

If you are a final-year PhD/MPhil/PD student and would like to showcase your research to a general audience and challenge yourself, don’t miss the opportunity to join the Virtual HKU Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition 2021! Explain your research to everybody in simple terms in 3 minutes!

HKU 3MT Competition is an annual event jointly organised by the Graduate School and the Knowledge Exchange Office (KEO) for the final-year research postgraduate (RPg) students and professional doctorate (PD) students. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing social distancing measures and restrictions on public gatherings and travel, HKU 3MT 2021 will be hosted in a virtual format (video submission).  

For details of the Competition, including the 3MT concept, eligibility criteria, presentation rules, judging criteria, video clips of past 3MT finalists, and other related information, please visit the HKU 3MT website (www.ke.hku.hk/hku3mt). Should you wish to get the latest information about the Competition, please “LIKE” KEO’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hkukeo).


Registration Deadline: 5pm on April 21, 2021 (NO late registrations will be accepted.)
Submission Deadline for 3-minute presentation video and PowerPoint slide: 5pm on May 21, 2021


Champion: US$1270 book prize
1st Runner-up: US$830 book prize
2nd Runner-up: US$450 book prize
Online People’s Choice Award: US$130 book prize


For registration to enter the Virtual HKU 3MT Competition, the following TWO steps must be completed:

[1] Preliminary registration using the HKU Event Management System (EMS):
https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=73935 (HKU Portal login required)

EMS Registration Deadline: 5pm on April 21, 2021 (NO late registrations will be accepted.)

[2] Each registrant must submit his/her primary supervisor’s completed endorsement form (downloadable at https://www.ke.hku.hk/hku3mt/docs/3MT_Form.pdf) to KEO by 5pm on April 28, 2021 to complete the registration process.

For enquiries, please contact KEO (tel: 3917 0465; email: keoffice@hku.hk).