Past Competitions:

Overview

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing social distancing measures and restrictions on public gatherings and travel, HKU 3MT 2022 will be hosted again in a virtual format (video submission).

Eligibility Criteria 
Rules and Judging Criteria 

Register HERE

Registration Deadline: 5pm on April 26, 2022 (NO late registrations will be accepted.) 

Submission Deadline for 3-minute presentation video and PowerPoint slide: 5pm on May 26, 2022

Each registrant must also submit his/her primary supervisor’s completed endorsement form to the Knowledge Exchange Office by 5pm on May 3, 2022 to complete the registration process. Submission beyond the deadline will NOT be accepted.

For enquiries, please contact Knowledge Exchange Office by email: keoffice@hku.hk.

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 14, 2022. You can vote for any one of the candidates below. The candidate with the most “LIKE” votes on YouTube will be awarded a cash prize of HK$1,000.

Champion

Candidate No. 13

Mr Walton Man To CHAN
MPhil, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

1st Runner-up

Candidate No. 26

Mr Bovern Suchart ARROMRAK
PhD, Faculty of Science

2nd Runner-up

Candidate No. 22

Ms Ka Hei CHEUNG
MPhil, Faculty of Science

Online People's Choice Award Winner

Candidate No. 03

Ms Isha VERMA
PhD, Faculty of Education

Candidate No. 01

Mr Chaiyaporn KUWENTRAI
PhD, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Candidate No. 02

Mr Wei WU
PhD, Faculty of Engineering

Candidate No. 04

Mr Hong Tsun WONG
MPhil, Faculty of Science

Candidate No. 05

Ms Feng HU
PhD, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Candidate No. 06

Mr Xin CUI
PhD, Faculty of Science

Candidate No. 07

Mr Robert Marcelo SEVILLA
PhD, Faculty of Arts

Candidate No. 08

Ms Si QIAO
PhD, Faculty of Architecture

Candidate No. 09

Ms Tianyi YAN
MPhil, Faculty of Arts

Candidate No. 10

Ms Margarita ARTEMENKO
PhD, Faculty of Science

Candidate No. 11

Ms Yuanchao MA
MPhil, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Candidate No. 12

Ms Shurui BAI
PhD, Faculty of Education

Candidate No. 14

Mr Chi Hang MAN
PhD, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Candidate No. 15

Ms Rose Sin Yi LIN
PhD, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Candidate No. 16

Ms Saluwadana Walawwe Pavithra Lakmini DAULAGALA
PhD, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Candidate No. 17

Mr Ming YANG
PhD, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Candidate No. 18

Mr Kaiqi LONG
PhD, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Candidate No. 19

Mr Sau Wai LAW
PhD, Faculty of Law

Candidate No. 20

Mr Shaik Abdullah NAWABJAN
PhD, Faculty of Science

Candidate No. 21

Ms Anika SAXENA
EdD, Faculty of Education

Candidate No. 23

Mr Ming Yeung LI
PhD, Faculty of Arts

Candidate No. 24

Ms Xiaodi LIU
PhD, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Candidate No. 25

Ms Meiling WU
PhD, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Candidate No. 27

Ms Shuo JIA
PhD, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Candidate No. 28

Ms Bianfei XUAN
PhD, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Candidate No. 29

Mr Xinjie HUANG
MPhil, Faculty of Engineering

Candidate No. 30

Mr Biao ZHOU
PhD, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Candidate No. 31

Mrs Semira Mehammed HASSEN
MPhil, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Candidate No. 32

Ms Dengping LYU
PhD, Faculty of Science

News in Brief

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition 2022 of HKU was successfully held in a virtual format in April – June, 2022. This year 32 PhD, MPhil and PD students participated in the competition by submitting their presentation videos to compete for 3 prizes decided by the adjudicating panel. Moreover, the Online People’s Choice Award will be 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.

Congratulations to all the winners of the HKU 3MT Competition 2022. They are:

Champion
Name: Mr Walton Man To CHAN
Degree Registered: MPhil
Faculty: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Presentation Title: A Superbug’s Secret Weapon Against Our Final Drugs
Primary Supervisor: Prof Susanna Lau

First Runner-up
Name: Mr Bovern Suchart ARROMRAK
Degree Registered: PhD
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Presentation Title: Is a “hungry” bacteria a “picky-eater”?
Primary Supervisor: Dr Juan Diego Gaitan-Espitia

Second Runner-up
Name: Ms Ka Hei CHEUNG
Degree Registered: MPhil
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Presentation Title: Bioplastic: from a novel solution to a nano pollution?
Primary Supervisor: Dr Christelle Not

Online People’s Choice Award
Name: Ms Isha VERMA
Degree Registered: PhD
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Presentation Title: Why social justice matters in teacher education?
Primary Supervisor: Dr Margaret M. Lo

The HKU 3MT Competition is jointly organised by the Graduate School and KEO. All the candidates’ presentation videos can be viewed here.

# please note that the number of ‘LIKE’s have been adjusted by KEO and YouTube to remove the ‘LIKE’s that are questionable.

2022 Virtual Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition

Depending on the arrangements of the organisers of regional/international 3MT competitions in 2022, we will again try to arrange for a candidate of the Virtual HKU 3MT 2022, 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.