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).
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
Each registrant must also submit his/her primary supervisor’s completed endorsement form to the Knowledge Exchange Office by 5pm on April 28, 2021 to complete the registration process. Submission beyond the deadline will NOT be accepted.
For enquiries, please contact Knowledge Exchange Office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 12nn, June 7, 2021. You can vote for any one of the candidates below. The candidate with the most “LIKE” votes on YouTube will be awarded a book prize of US$130.
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News in Brief
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition 2021 of HKU was successfully held in a virtual format in April – June, 2021. This year 18 PhD, MPhil and PD students participated in the competition by submitting their presentation videos to compete for 3 prizes decided by the adjudicating panel. The Online People’s Choice Award was awarded to the candidate who received the most ‘LIKE’ votes on YouTube.
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.
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, Professor Yvonne Sadovy, Honorary Professor of the School of Biological Sciences, and Dr Yahong Li, Associate Professor of the Department of Law.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Virtual HKU 3MT Competition 2021. They are:
Name: Ms Lu Peng
PhD candidate in the Faculty of Engineering
Presentation Title: A Bubble within a Membrane, a Drop from the Ocean
Primary Supervisor: Professor Chuyang Tang
Name: Mr Nicolo Paolo Ludovice
PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts
Presentation Title: Epidemic Villains? Animal Histories in Human Health
Primary Supervisor: Professor Robert Peckham
Name: Mr Tim King Fai Yung
PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts
Presentation Title: The Theory of Everything in Chinese Christianity
Primary Supervisor: Dr Peter Anthony Cunich
Online People’s Choice Award Winner
Name: Mr Mukesh Kumar
PhD candidate in the Faculty of Science
Presentation Title: Why Endure Allergies When You Can Cure Them?
Primary Supervisor: Professor Billy Kwok Chong Chow
The HKU 3MT Competition was jointly organised by the Graduate School and KEO.
2021 Virtual Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition
The 2021 Virtual Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition will be held in September – October 2021 by The University of Queensland (UQ). Doctoral students representing 54 universities across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore will compete in this competition.
The Champion of the 2021 HKU 3MT Competition, Ms Lu Peng, PhD candidate in Faculty of Engineering, will represent HKU in the 2021 Virtual Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition.
8 finalists and the People’s Choice winner will enter the Virtual Asia-Pacific 3MT Final to be held on October 20.
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