Date of Competition: June 23, 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 3 – 4pm
Venue: Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, HKU
For enquiries, please contact KEO by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Deadline: 5pm on January 23, 2020 (NO late registrations will be accepted.)
Each registrant must also submit his/her primary supervisor’s completed endorsement form to the Knowledge Exchange Office by January 30, 2020 to complete the registration process. Submission beyond the deadline will NOT be accepted.
The following briefing session for the HKU 3MT 2020 has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances:
Date of Briefing Session: November 28, 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 12noon – 1pm
Venue: P6-03, Graduate House, HKU
Click here for the presentation notes.
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, July 2, 2020. 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. 10
Candidate No. 12
Candidate No. 16
Candidate No. 28
Candidate No. 30
News in Brief
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition 2020 of HKU was successfully held on June 23, 2020. This year, 20 PhD, MPhil and PD students participated in the competition, and 9 finalists were shortlisted to compete for 3 prizes decided by the adjudicating panel. 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.
Ms Ada Tse, Independent Non-Executive Director of YangTse Foundation Limited, served on the adjudicating panel as our guest 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 Frederick Leung, Dean of the Graduate School, and Dr Caroline Dingle of the School of Biological Sciences.
Congratulations to all the winners of the HKU 3MT Competition 2020. They are:
Name: Ms Muyan Wu
PhD candidate in the Faculty of Engineering
Presentation Title: An Efficient Way to Get Rid of Smells after Indoor Decoration
Primary Supervisor: Professor Dennis Yiu Cheong Leung
Name: Ms Jane Richards
PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law
Presentation Title: Inclusion of Mental Disability in the Criminal Justice System
Primary Supervisor: Professor Simon Ngai Man Young
Name: Ms Meng Jiang
PhD candidate in the Faculty of Dentistry
Presentation Title: Clinical Trial on Restoring Untreated and SDF-treated Dentine Caries Lesions
Primary Supervisor: Professor Edward Chin Man Lo
Online People’s Choice Award Winner
Name: Ms Kanmani Chandra Rajan
PhD candidate in the Faculty of Science
Presentation Title: How to Save Oysters from Ocean Acidification?
Primary Supervisor: Dr Thiyagarajan Vengatesen
The HKU 3MT Competition was jointly organised by the Graduate School and KEO.
Awardees and finalists at the HKU 3MT Competition 2020 with members of the adjudicating panel
(From left, back row)
Mr Shing Kam (finalist #12), Mr Yage Zhang (finalist #28), and Professor John Bacon-Shone
(From left, front row)
Mr Abdullah Husain (finalist #10), Dr Caroline Dingle, Ms Nadine Nicole Muschette (finalist #16), Ms Bernadette Tsui (Associate Vice-President (Development & Alumni Affairs) and Executive Director of HKU Foundation), Ms Ada Tse, Ms Jane Richards (1st Runner-up), Ms Muyan Wu (Champion), Ms Meng Jiang (2nd Runner-up), Professor Frederick Leung, and Ms Kanmani Chandra Rajan (finalist #2)
2020 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition
Depending on the arrangements of the organisers of regional/international 3MT competitions in 2020, we will again try to arrange for a candidate of the HKU 3MT 2020, who meets the eligibility criteria set by the organiser concerned or hosting institution, to represent HKU at a regional or international 3MT competition. In case where the hosting institution or organiser concerned only allows PhD candidates to participate in its competition, the highest ranking PhD candidate may be given the chance to represent the University in that competition.