Once a year, the University of Tartu three-minute thesis competition offers everyone the opportunity to get a good overview of the research of doctoral students of various disciplines, and to choose their favourite. Topics range from diagnosing cancer to artificial intelligence and from genomics to economy and religious studies. The public event takes place on Thursday, 28 September, starting at 10, in the conference hall of the University of Tartu Library.
Young researchers participating in the competition will introduce the content and relevance of their research to a diverse audience in a smooth and engaging three-minute popular-science presentation. The event will be held in two languages and in two parts: first presentations in Estonian and then in English. At the end, there will be a joint award ceremony and the audience favourite will be announced.
The three best Estonian presenters will have the opportunity to represent the University of Tartu at the Estonian Academy of Sciences' "Science in Three Minutes" competition. The video recording of the best English presentation will be sent to the 3-Minute Thesis competition of the international university network Coimbra Group.
10:00–10:10 start of the competition, opening words by Vice Rector for Research Mari Moora
10:10–11:00 Estonian competition
11:00–11:10 opening words of the English competition
11:10–12:50 English competition
12:50–13:15 show debate by University of Tartu debate club “A PhD does more harm than good”
13:15–13:30 award ceremony: the jury announces the top three of the Estonian and English competitions and the audience favourite
The competition is organised by the University of Tartu's Office of Academic Affairs, Marketing and Communication Office and International Cooperation and Protocol Office.