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The Chilean finale of the 3 Minutes Thesis® is here!

Don't miss the grand final of the 9th version of the "3 Minutes Thesis UC Chile" (3MT® UC Chile) contest, which will be broadcasted via streaming on our YouTube channel, on August 4 between 9:00 and 10:00 hrs.

Digital clock showing a 3 minute countdown.

photo_camera You could follow this year transmission on August 4 between 9:00 and 10:00 hrs. (GMT - 4)

The competition, created in 2008 by the University of Queensland, is organized locally by the UC Chile's  College of Doctorate Programs.

This significant research and communication competition challenges doctoral students to communicate the relevance of their thesis project to a non-specialized audience. They also must present in English and just three minutes only.

The winner will represent our university in the international virtual competition of the U21 Network, which will take place in October.

How are they training for the competition?

To prepare the participants and improve their skills, the College of Doctorate Programs organized two workshops.

The first one was led by Nicole Saffie, journalist and web editor at UC Chile, who taught the participants how to efficiently communicate their' research. 

The second workshop was carried with English UC Language Center and was led by Paula Jullian. She advised on improving the speech and thus effectively complying with the time determined by the competition.

You can vote for your favorite thesis

UC Chile 3 Minutes Thesis® poster (in spanish)

Twenty-one doctoral students sent their videos during July to participate in this new version of the competition. A pre-selection committee will evaluate them. They will choose the finalists who will compete on August 4 in front of a jury of distinguished academics:

  • Ignacio Sánchez: President of our university.
  • Diego Cosmelli: Director of the Graduate School.
  • Paloma Ávila: Deputy Director at Turner News Center (CNN Chile and CHV Noticias) and professor at the Diploma in TV Fiction at UC Chile.
  • Pilar Bañados: Manager of Research and Development of Hortifrut's Blueberry Genetic Programs and professor at UC Chile's Faculty of Agronomy and Forestry.
  • Carlos Ayram: winner of the 3MT® 2020 competition, Ph.D. student in literature, who represented us last year in the international version of the competition organized by U21.

The grand final will include an online voting system to allow the audience to select its favorite participant in real-time.

Don't miss it! 

Follow the transmission on the College of Doctorate Programs YouTube channel on August 4 between 9:00 and 10:00 hrs.

What will they win?

The prizes for the Chilean winners are:

  • First place: $1,400,000 pesos.
  • Second place: $700,000 pesos.
  • People’s Choice Prize: $350,000 pesos.

In addition, the winner will represent our university in the international virtual competition of the U21 Network, which will take place in October. The deadlines for the international competition will be:

  • Deadline for receiving videos: Thursday 16 September
  • People's Choice opens: Monday, 20 September
  • People's Choice closes: Monday, 4 October

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