Annual 3MT-Three Minutes Thesis contest @ EUSIPCO

Initialized in 2015 in Nice, EURASIP organizes each year a 3MT-Three Minutes Thesis contest.
Top listed candidates are invited to give a 3minutes presentation on their PhD thesis during the annual EUSIPCO conference.

3MT is an exercise for students to consolidate their ideas so they can present them concisely to an audience specialized in different signal processing fields. Together with scientific and technical quality,
EURASIP wants to promote transversal skills of young researchers such as ora presentation skills. Additional aim is to help those researchers to gain visibility of their work.

About 3MT®

“Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

3MT is not an exercise in trivialising or ‘dumbing-down’ research but forces students to consolidate their ideas and crystallise their research discoveries.”


The first 3MT was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 PhD students competing. In 2009 and 2010 the 3MT competition was promoted to other Australian
and New Zealand universities and enthusiasm for the concept grew. Due to its adoption in numerous universities, a multi-national event was  developed, and the Inaugural Trans-Tasman 3MT competition was held at UQ in 2010.
Since 2011 the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide.
In November 2013, the first Universitas 21 (U21) 3MT competition was held with several universities from around the world competing in a virtual competition.

Rules for Competition

The 3MT EUSIPCO competition will be performed according to the following basic rules:


EURASIP will give a 1.000 euros research travel grant to the first  prize so that the PhD student can cover the attendance to EUSIPCO!

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