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Virtual HKU Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition 2021

The Graduate School and the Knowledge Exchange Office (KEO) jointly organised the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition 2021 of HKU in a virtual format in April to June, 2021. Developed by The University of Queensland, Australia in 2008, the 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research postgraduate (RPg) students and encourages them to develop academic, presentation, and research communication skills through communicating the importance of their research to the broader community. This year, 18 RPg students submitted videos of their presentations of up to three minutes that were targeted at a non-specialist general audience. 

The adjudicating panel included Professor John Bacon-Shone, Associate Director of the KEO, who served as the Chair of the panel, Professor Frederick Leung, erstwhile Dean of the Graduate School, Professor Yvonne Sadovy, Honorary Professor of the School of Biological Sciences, and Dr. Yahong Li, Associate Professor of the Department of Law.

Videos of the presentations of the awardees and finalists are available here.

Congratulations to all the winners of the Virtual HKU 3MT Competition 2021:

Champion - Lu Peng

Lu Peng (PhD candidate, Faculty of Engineering)

Presentation Title:
A bubble within a membrane, a drop from the ocean

Primary Supervisor:
Professor Chuyang Tang


1st runner up - Nicolo Paolo Ludovice
1st Runner-up

Nicolo Paolo Ludovice (PhD candidate, Faculty of Arts)

Presentation Title:
Epidemic villains? Animal histories in human health

Primary Supervisor:
Professor Robert Peckham


2nd runner up - Tim King Fai Yung
2nd Runner-up

Tim King Fai Yung (PhD candidate, Faculty of Arts)

Presentation Title:
The theory of everything in Chinese Christianity

Primary Supervisor:
Dr. Peter Anthony Cunich


Online People's Choice Award - Mukesh Kumar
Online People’s Choice Award
(the finalist who receives the most ‘Likes’ on YouTube)

Mukesh Kumar (PhD candidate, Faculty of Science)

Presentation Title:
Why endure allergies when you can cure them?

Primary Supervisor:
Professor Billy Kwok Chong Chow