Date: March 7, 2019
Time: 11am – 12:30pm (heat); 3 – 4:30pm (final competition)
Venue: Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, HKU
Livestreaming: https://youtu.be/6-FqKBODd8E (final competition)
Registration Deadline: 5pm on January 21, 2019 (NO late registrations will be accepted.)
Each registrant must also submit his/her primary supervisor’s completed endorsement form (downloadable from the Graduate School website) to the Graduate School by January 23, 2019 to complete the registration process. If the completed endorsement form reaches the Graduate School after January 23, 2019, the registration will NOT be accepted.
A briefing session was held for RPg students who are interested in participating in the HKU 3MT:
Date of Briefing Session: December 4, 2018
Time: 1 – 2 pm
Venue: CPD 2.37, Centennial Campus, HKU
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Schedule of Presentations:
Videos of Candidates and Awardees
Members of the public, colleagues and students are cordially invited to vote for the most engaging presenter for the Online People’s Choice Award via YouTube until 1700hrs, March 18, 2019. You can vote for any one of the finalists below. The finalist with the most “LIKE” votes on YouTube will be awarded a book voucher of US$130.
Candidate No. 4
Candidate No. 7
Candidate No. 10
Candidate No. 12
Candidate No. 19
News in Brief
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition 2019 of HKU was successfully held on March 7, 2019. This year 17 research postgraduate (RPg) students participated in the competition, and 10 finalists were shortlisted to compete for 3 prizes decided by the adjudicating panel and the People’s Choice Award decided by audience ballot. The Online People’s Choice Award was awarded to the finalist who received the most ‘LIKE’ votes on YouTube after the competition.
The 3MT was developed by The University of Queensland, Australia in 2008. It is an academic competition that challenges RPg students to explain their research within 3 minutes to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by RPg students and encourages them to develop the skills to communicate the importance of their research to the broader community.
Mr Andrew Fung Hau Chung, Chief Financial Officer, Henderson Land Development Company Limited, Mrs Teresa Tong, Certified Public Accountant, Retired Partner of Ernst & Young, Former Chairperson of HKU Convocation, and Former HKU Court Member, and Mrs Daisy Tong Yeung Wai Lan, Former Partner & Notary Public Litigation & Insolvency of Deacons, served on the adjudicating panel as our guests of honour. Internal members of the adjudicating panel included Professor John Bacon-Shone, Associate Director of the Knowledge Exchange Office (KEO), who served as the Chairman of the panel, Professor Dong-Yan Jin, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Professor Maggy Lee of the Department of Sociology and Dr Wing-Yee Lui of the School of Biological Sciences.
Congratulations to all the winners of the HKU 3MT Competition 2019. They are:
Name: Mr Alfred Amruth
MPhil candidate in the Faculty of Science
Presentation Title: Illuminating dark matter with nature’s time machine
Primary Supervisor: Dr Jeremy Jin Leong Lim
Name: Ms Oi Kwan Mak
PhD candidate in the Faculty of Science
Presentation Title: Secretin, a water balance in our body!
Primary Supervisor: Professor Billy Kwok Chong Chow
Name: Mr Ching-yin Nathan Kwan
PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts
Presentation Title: The International Suppression of Chinese Piracy in South China, 1841-1899
Primary Supervisor: Professor John Mark Carroll
People’s Choice Award Winner
Name: Mr Chak Man Lee
PhD candidate in the Faculty of Engineering
Presentation Title: Phase? The new phase for tomorrow cancer diagnosis
Primary Supervisor: Dr Kevin Kin Man Tsia
Online People’s Choice Award Winner
Name: Ms Ashini Dias Mahadura
MPhil candidate in the Faculty of Science
Presentation Title: Visualizing Evolution: Origin of New Species in Hong Kong
Primary Supervisor: Professor Richard Mark Kingsley Saunders
The HKU 3MT Competition was jointly organised by the Graduate School and KEO.
Awardees, finalists and supervisors at the HKU 3MT Competition 2019 with members of the adjudicating panel
(From left, back row) Professor John Bacon-Shone, Ms Junchang Li (finalist), Dr Duangporn Duangthip (supervisor of Ms Jieyi Chen), Ms Ashini Dias Mahadura (Online People’s Choice Award Winner), Ms Jieyi Chen (finalist), Ms Kishoree Krishna Kumaree (finalist), Ms Kun Liu (finalist), Mr Kai Won Tsang (finalist)
(From left, front row) Professor Richard Saunders (supervisor of Ms Ashini Dias Mahadura), Dr Kevin Tsia (supervisor of Mr Chak Man Lee), Professor Maggy Lee, Dr Wing-Yee Lui, Professor Dong-Yan Jin, Mr Andrew Fung, Ms Oi Kwan Mak (1st Runner-up), Mr Alfred Amruth (Champion), Mr Ching-yin Nathan Kwan (2nd Runner-up), Mr Chak Man Lee (People’s Choice Award Winner), Mrs Daisy Tong, Mrs Teresa Tong, Professor Bernadette Tsui (Director of Development & Alumni Affairs Office), Professor John Carroll (supervisor of Mr Ching-yin Nathan Kwan and Mr Kai Won Tsang), Professor Mee-Len Chye (Dean of Graduate School)
2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition
The 2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at The University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane. Doctoral students representing 56 universities in Australia, New Zealand and Asia will compete in this competition.
The first runner-up of the 2019 HKU 3MT Competition, Ms Oi Kwan Mak, PhD candidate in the Faculty of Science, will represent HKU in the 2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition.
Please click here for more details.