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“An 80,000 word thesis explained in less than 180 seconds”

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a highly recognized international research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008. The Virtual 3MT of the ICOME 2023 challenges active PhD/MPhil/DBA candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) to present a captivating oral presentation on their higher degree research concisely in just 3 minutes using a single presentation slide.

The objectives of the 3MT competition are to cultivate higher research students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.

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Target Audience

Active PhD/MPhil/DBA candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone.

Eligibility

Active PhD/MPhil/DBA candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) by the date of the first virtual presentation (10th March 2023) are eligible to participate in the competition. Please note that Graduates are not eligible.

Benefits to the Participants

    • Skill Development: 3MT develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills, while developing research candidates’ ability to effectively explain their research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
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    • Building Research Culture and Networking: 3MT provides a valuable opportunity for higher education research candidates in Sri Lanka and abroad to come together (virtually), get to know one another and talk about their research.
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    • Recognition: The 3MT winners will receive valuable certificates and awards at the awarding ceremony of the ICOME 2023.
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    • Publication Opportunities: Full papers accepted for 3MT competition will be published in the conference proceedings of ICOME 2023. The conference proceedings are peer-reviewed and published with ISSN by the Faculty of Management Studies, The Open University of Sri Lanka. The research papers submitted and presented at the 3MT competition will be considered for publication after the peer review process in international journals and local journals such as Sri Lanka Journal of Management Studies and Management Issues published by the Faculty of Management Studies, The Open University of Sri Lanka
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Important Dates

event name event deadline
Calling for abstracts (with supervisor consent form) to Virtual 3MT

15th November 2022

Deadline for abstract submission

01st February 2023

Notification to eligible candidates

10th February 2023

Deadline for video submission

10th March 2023

Notification to the finalists

15th April 2023

Early bird registration

15th April 2023  - 30th April 2023

Deadline for registration

05th May 2023

Grand finale

11th May 2023

Registration and Fee

Early bird registration Late registration
Local competitors

LKR 2000

LKR 2500

Foreign competitors

USD 50

USD 75

Submission links

Submit your abstract

Time is running out, Submit your abstract with the supervisor consent form

Submit your abstract along with the supervisor consent form

Submit Here

Submit your Video

Video Submission to Preliminary Rounds

Video Submission to Preliminary Rounds

Submit Here

Submit your Presentation Slide

Presentation Slide Submission to Grand Finale

Presentation Slide Submission

Submit Here

Submission Instructions

Author Guide for Abstract

ICOME -2023 : 3MT

Supervisor Consent Form

ICOME -2023 : 3MT

Competitor Guide for Presentation

ICOME -2023 : 3MT

Presentation Slide Template

ICOME -2023 : 3MT

Contact us

    • Prof. V. Sivalogathasan
      Email: vsiva@ou.ac.lk
      TP: +94714834513
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    • Ms. Harini Perera
      Email: ahper@ou.ac.lk
      TP: +94716645638