The HIRAKU 3MT Competition is an exciting opportunity for Doctorate students to effectively explain their research within a limited time-span of three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The Competition aims to develop the Doctorates’ presentation and research communication skills, while leading to broader society (as the audience) further enhancing their positive understanding of doctorate resources and researches.
The HIRAKU 3MT Competition has been held annually since 2015, with this year being the 6th edition of the Competition. It will be conducted entirely online this year, expanding the scope of the eligible participants to all doctorates in Japanese universities.
*Excluding students enrolled in master programs and/or professional degree programs.
(Application Deadline: Monday, October 12, 2020)
There will be a Judging Panel for each division (Japanese/English). The Panels will consist of university / enterprise officials, experts, amongst others, invited from within and outside of Japan. Details and the latest news on the Judging Panels will be announced on the website.
* In addition to the above, several video presentations from the Semi-Final Stage will be selected for a Sponsor Award, (these awards will be specifically titled after the special sponsors’ names).
*You will need to have a Google account to access the Application Forms
*You can apply to both sections at the same time. If your presentation is selected for the Final Stage, the Judging Panel will decide the suitable division for you.
For further details, please visit the official website of “Home for Innovative Researchers and Academic Knowledge Users (HIRAKU)” .
※Details of the competition are subject to change. Please refer to the official website of the competition to check the latest news.
The 3MT Competition is an exciting opportunity for Doctorate students to effectively explain their research within a limited time-span of three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The 3MT Competition was developed by The University of Queensland and is currently held at over 900 universities across more than 85 countries worldwide.
The HIRAKU Program is operated by Hiroshima University as the Lead Partner Organization, Yamaguchi University and Tokushima University as the Co-Partner Organizations. HIRAKU develops young researchers with cross-disciplinary challenges, which will eventually enhance their aspiration and passion to change society. The Program forms the industry-academia-government consortium, engaging public and private universities mainly located in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions, as well as a growing number of institutions/corporations in public and private sectors, aiming to increase opportunities to leverage exceptional competencies of young researchers, who will lead future generations.