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3 Minute Thesis Competition

An 80.000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. You have 180 seconds. Make them count.
When Feb 03, 2021
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Meeting ID: 893 2928 5104 Passcode: 3MTfaculty
Attendees All PhD students, master students and staff of the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources
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3MT offers doctoral students the opportunity to present their research in three minutes to an interested lay audience in both an entertaining and easily understood way. 

The 3MT events are open to the public; we encourage our competitors to bring your friends and family. Participants and guests are asked to arrive well before the competition starts, as access to the room will be closed during the presentations.

For more about 3MT head to the official website and check out some of the videos.

Join us in celebrating our winners and participants after the event over lunch and coffee.



  • Andrea Wanninger, Chair of Applied Vegetation Ecology
  • Anja Nölte, Chair of Forest Economics and Forest Planning
  • Anran Luo, Chair of  Societal Transition and Circular Economy
  • Chiara Iurato, Chair of Environmental Governance
  • Fafali Roy Ziga-Abortta, Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy
  • Felix Martin Hofmann, Chair of Sedimentary Geology and Quaternary Research
  • Laila Berning, Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy
  • Leonard Frank, Chair of Environmental Governance
  • Marufa Sultani, Chair of Wildlife Ecology and Management
  • Renata Aguayo, Chair of Forest Operations
  • Viktoria Dietrich, Chair of Applied Vegetation Ecology



  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the talk).
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  • Presentations are to be spoken (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
  • Presentations are to commence from the stage. 
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.



  • Winner - 500€ for Conference Travel
  • 2nd place 250€ for Conference Travel
  • People's Choice award of 250€ for Conference Travel


Preparation Workshop

The preparation workshop for competitors will be held on 29 January.



Competitor registration closed.