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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 2022 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 (5th February 2022) 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 2022.
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    • Publication Opportunities: Full papers accepted for 3MT competition will be published in the conference proceedings of ICOME 2022. 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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INVITED SPEECHES DEFINING RESEARCH IN POST COVID ERA

Prof. Dr. Siti Halijjah Shariff

Arshad Ayub Graduate Business School, Malaysia

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Professor Ersa Tri Wahyuni

Padjadjaran University, Indonesia

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Professor Perfecto Aquino

Duy Tan University,  Danang City, Vietnam

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Professor P. Sergius Koku

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

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Important Dates:

event name event deadline
Calling for registration to Virtual 3MT

25th October 2021

Deadline of full paper submission together with supervisor consent form

24th January 2022

Notification to eligible candidates

15th January 2022

Video submission to preliminary rounds

25th February 2022

Notification to the finalists

1th February 2022

Early bird registration and final paper submission

10th March 2022

Final paper submission

15th March 2022

Video submission to Grand finale

25th March 2022

Grand finale

1st April 2022

Registration and Fee:

Early bird registration Late registration
Local competitors

LKR 2000

LKR 2500

Foreign competitors

USD 50

USD 75

Submission link:

Contact:

Prof. Nalin Abeysekera

Email: nabey@ou.ac.lk

TP: +94 (714433565)